New found place in town to chill out, a great chilling place to rest those tired legs from shopping. But for me, its to find a nice place indoor to get away from the wintery cold.
I’ve never heard of 盆菜 until my parents preorder them for our family get together dinner when I was back earlier in the year. Then suddenly I kept seeing them on restaurants’ CNY menus. Flavourful is the word. Have you tried one too?
Ah…hate it when Starningblue blog about festive seasons. Don’t get me wrong…its just cos I’m jealous that I can’t feast on any of the goodies that are easily available to her. 7th no CNY to me but hope all had a great one.
Hakka 炸肉 ("Fried Pork"), pronounced as zha nyuk in Hakka
Hakka 酿豆腐 (Braised Stuffed beancurd)
Sweet Soup of Beancurd skin with Barley
Doing the Lou Hei
How was your Chinese New Year holiday? Hope it was blessed with lots of good food.
The farm with view of Mt Cook
The salmons get to swim in pure fast flowing glacier and snow fed water from the Southern Alps of New Zealand
Us feeding the salmons before our feast
Just caught up from the farm
Only 15mins out of water, these sashimi are so fresh & crunchy that I’ll give it 5 stars!!!
8mths ago I had an opportunity to make a trip to the Land of Blue Skies, Mongolia, for some volunteering build work. I say opportunity because this trip was only made possible by many kind sponsors (Moi sweet Starningblue was one of them) and also getting through the selection process. I’m a little late in sharing this but here are some of the food I had during that short 2 weeks.
A typical meal in Mongolia will be the dumplings. These dumplings are stuffed with minced mutton and can be eaten in soup with veggies or fried like the Khuushuur below. It will be a pity if you give this a missed cos of its gamey taste.
Pack lunch we had on our normal working days there. Stir fried noodles & omelette rice with beef/mutton…don’t worry if you are not a meat eater… there is always plain omelette with salads, rice & potato.
Stir fry beef with black fungus & eggs. Too salty and oily for my liking.
Some kind of porriage we had for one of our breakfast. Taste rather blunt though = I didn’t really enjoy.
I doubt this is an authentic Mongolia cuisine but these pancakes are so good that we had it everyday, more than one helpings!
The clotted layer on top of heated milk that has been left over several hours. Its tasteless and preferably eaten with some sugar.
Mongolian cakes prepared for their Nadaam Festival.
When it comes to drink, if you aren’t drinking bottled water you’ll be having….
Salted milk tea. If you want to know what it taste like, add more milk and some salt in your tea.
Horse Milk… I can only take ‘Polite’ sips everytime I’m being offered some.
The bottle says it all. You have to try their Vodka!!!
If the food doesn’t impress you enough, the landscape will coz I really fell so deeply in love with this country.