Toronto, Canada, taken on August 18, 2011
The approach of Chinese new year means that it’s time to eat lots of dumplings! It’s the one thing that makes me miss home more than usual, and of course the best ones are the ones made at home by my mom. Pork and chives make my favourite filling, and the taste is undeniably classic and homey ❤
Yes – you are probably thinking that the words “spicy” and “intestines” shouldn’t go together, but in fact they do. Chinese people love to eat strange things but you can’t blame us when spicy stir-fried pig intestines taste so good. Finally a meal back in Glasgow – I made it safely!
After failing to convince myself not to get take-out, I had Chinese food as my final dinner in Glasgow in 2014. Three Chinese restaurants within a one-minute walk from my flat…how could I resist! Yes, the sauce was too watery (or more like I had way too little leftover rice for the amount of sauce), but otherwise, the beef brisket and daikon dish that I got was excellent and made me very full and very full of happiness. Oh, a side of bubble tea wouldn’t hurt 😉 Off to vacation tomorrow – may not post for a while. Happy holidays!
Good Chinese food in a (still) foreign country/city is a luxury. A week in Glasgow, and I was craving Chinese food. I had to understand the Chinese scene in the city and find out if there are any good Chinese restaurants out there, and I started with a small restaurant that got pretty good reviews online. I ordered a boxed Fujian fried rice takeaway, a classic that could be found anywhere in Toronto, just to try it out. It has shrimp, fish, scallops, duck (I think?), and some other stuff with a thick sauce poured over the rice. IT WAS SO GOOD. Tears almost came to my eyes because I actually didn’t expect it to be so good, but it was. Maybe I was just extremely hungry?
Dad is finally back after a 3-week absence. At night the whole family went out for dinner at a Cantonese restaurant where he ordered this “Wenchang” chicken, one of the classics of Cantonese cuisine. Welcome back!