first meal after I arrived home, my all time fav: cold rice noodle with eel stew
I was really surprised to see some "Dutchie" stuff at the supermarket in Kunming
introducing: (drum-rolls) the bread machine of the century!!!
not only can it make sweet and savory bread, sponge cake, plain dough, and all the other usual stuff, -
it can also make RICE CAKE!!! my second FAV!!!
self made rice cake with peanut butter + chili wet tofu sauce - super yummy combo!
100 times better than peanut butter + sambal on the bread.
self made walnut butter bread + Nutella
Gouda cheese bread + pesto
fresh from Thailand!! Tamarind!!
fresh from XiShuangBanNa!!! barbequed fish and chicken
fresh from the Netherlands!! my fav drink: beerenberger, AKA the Dutch Gin
surprisingly it goes really great with Chinese food!
Fancy "instant" coffee, fresh beans, delicious, quick and easy, most importantly, you can make the "instant" coffee the old fashioned way
noodle with chilli sauce and tofu flower
our fav Cantonese Restaurant
beef chau hor fun
Cantonese roast duck
HongKongese Soup Dumplings
spinach Gow Gee
Lo Bak Goh
Lettuce in oyster sauce
Cantonese Roast Duck
Egg Custard Bun
another fav restaurant
sowthistle and tomato soup
Traditional Yunnanese steamed Ham with sour veggies and buns
stir fried potatoes and pumpkins
sauteed shrimp with egg white
sweet corn juice
steamed scallop with garlic and Chinese Vermicelli
spicy BaoJiang tofu
stir fried lotus roots
baked BaoJiang tofu stuffed with spicy heartleaf salad
sometimes we drive all the way there (half an hour) just to have lunch :D
stir fried potatoes and ham with spicy black bean sauce
spicy Baojiang tofu
fav place to dine in Chengjiang
BBQ and dinner buffet
my third fav: steamed rice roll beef soup with sour veggies
cereal with soy milk + Chinese churro
Lunch: Thai hot pot
one spicy tom yum pot, one coconut chicken soup pot
you can make your own dip sauce combo at this table
aren't they delicious and BEAUTIFUL creatures?
a small food joint in YuXi, we were taken there by a local
super fresh and yummy num-nums
homemade rice soup with spicy Macrolepiota Albuminosa Mushrooms
- almost as healing as chicken soup!
fried peameal curd
I made macaroni with tomato sauce for my family. my grandparents and my parents all loved it! except it's a bit too "greasy" and contains too much carbs...LOL that's probably why Chinese ppl are so skinny even though they eat throughout the day!!
spicy and savory peameal soup with Mahua (Fried Dough Twist)
steamed Yunnanese Goat Cheese with Yunnanese Ham
baked fish - I forgot the name, I think it's cod
self made yogurt
served with raw honey
Chinese cabbage soup with stuffed fish meatballs
Sauteed kidney beans with Yunnanese Ham
stir fried tofu with tomato
fried cod with batter
fried broad beans and Yunnanese Ham with rice, served with smoked Yunnanese yak jerky
spicy cold peameal curd
rice noodle with sour veggies in chicken soup
Chinese cabbage soup with stuffed fish meatballs and dough slices
spicy steamed stinky tofu
Chinese cabbage soup with Zhaotong pasted tofu meatballs
broccoli simmered in abalone juice
sauteed shrimp with egg white
stir fried potatoes with spicy black beans
Chinese foie gras (goose liver)
egg custard bun with soy milk
shrimp wonton soup - my last meal before I went to the airport
okay, now I'm finishing off this long entry with two afternoon snacks I had with my folks at Pizza Hut and Starbucks.
snack bites @ Pizza Hut
coffee/tea time @ Starbucks with cheese cake and green tea sponge cake roll