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    Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

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  1. I remember fresl emon. Never orange.
  2. liuzhou

    Dinner 2020

    Thai red curry with greenery and rice.
  3. 葱油饼 (cōng yóu bǐng). Chinese scallion pancakes.
  4. liuzhou

    Peanut Butter

    The only Jif I've come across is this - now officially called Cif in the UK although most people still call it Jif. It is still Jif in many territories. Perhaps they should have done some more brand name research. Don't confuse your kitchen cleanser with your peanut butter!
  5. liuzhou

    Dinner 2020

    I do that sometimes. Not frozen balls, though.
  6. liuzhou

    Lunch 2020

    I very`seldom buy them. There are so many fresher noodle options here (in normal times).
  7. A bit late for this year, but save it for next! https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/news/nr/secret-perfect-pancake-discovered-1.358297
  8. liuzhou

    Lunch 2020

    Today, I did something I haven't done for years. Strange times. I usually call these "train noodles" as the only time I really ate them was on long train journeys as little else was available. But now with high speed trains all over the place, journey times have been slashed. It used to take me two whole days to get to Beijing. Hong Kong took 14 hours - Now it's 5. Opening the packet, I find this. Dried noodles, four packs of chemicals and a folding plastic fork. From top left and moving clockwise, the four packs are dried veg and shrimp (I guess there was about half a small shrimp in there); taste powder (chicken bouillon and MSG); soup flavouring (?); vinegar. After carefully scutinising the dried veg and discarding anything yellow which may be the dreaded c@rn, these ingredients are combined and boiling water applied, the pack resealed and left for a bit. I used to know exactly how long until they were ready - the amount of time it took me to smoke one cigarette, but I gave up smoking twenty years ago, so that no longer helps. Actually, they weren't so bad, but I'll probably not be back there for a long time. I hope.
  9. liuzhou


    Seville oranges. AKA bitter oranges.
  10. (from The Good Huswifes Jewell, an English cookery book from 1585
  11. liuzhou

    Dinner 2020

    Don't panic! I haven't gone vegetarian! I did make fried hand pulled noodles with red-cooked tofu - 红烧豆腐 (hóng shāo dòu fǔ), shiitake mushrooms, garlic, ginger, chilli, Shaoxing wine etc, but I added some reconstituted dried shrimp. The fun part is that the slices of mushroom and tofu are very similar looking, so you are never sure what you are going taste. Steamy picture. BTW - Red-cooked means braised in soy sauce.
  12. I've been using this almost daily for about 20 years. No cleaning issues. Although, I also use a dedicated toothbrush when needed.
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