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  1. liuzhou

    Mussels!

    Only several million. Shrimp kung pao from Sichuan? Sichuan is land-locked. Freshwater shrimp are everywhere. Even in tiny Britain I ate freshwater shellfish. River snails are THE speciality where I live. That said, I prefer sea shellfish, but the idea that freshwater shellfish is a no no baffles me.
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    Dinner 2019

    Happy New Dinner! I spent a small fortune yesterday on a beautiful organic* chicken. Today decapitated and de-feeted it and slow poached it. It should feed me for a few meals, but I'm sitting now thinking it might end up being eaten later tonight - just by me. It's sitting resting now, and I'm going to be adding the neck and head to the poaching medium for stock. The extra fat was removed and will shortly be rendered for purposes yet unknown, The gizzard and kidney will be the chef's reward. * "Organic" has no legal definition here, but I've tried birds from this supplier before and they sure taste better. BTW, I have one Chinese good friend who, despite being fluent in English and French alongside her three Chinese languages, always gets a little confused about one linguistic point. A few years ago I cooked for her and she asked me, "Is that an orgasmic chicken?" I told her that I had tried my best, but it was up to her to decide!
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    Dinner 2019

    Pork slivers stir fried with fresh cepès, porcini, penny buns, boletus edulis, 牛肝菌 or whatever. Garlic, chilli, ginger, Chinese chives, Shaoxing wine and soy sauce. Served with rice and stir fried lettuce with oyster sauce.
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    Lunch 2019

    Lunch today was leftovers from yesterday's New Year dinner. Cold chicken sandwiches mainly. No pictures.Not very visually interesting, but filled the hole.
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    Dinner 2019

    1-10-10 chicken breast with morel cream sauce.
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    Breakfast 2019

    First breakfast of the year, on a freezing morning. 三鲜馄饨 (sān xiān hún tún) Home made three taste wontons (pork, shrimp and shiitake) in a spicy broth. Photos taken through a filter of steam.
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    Lunch 2019

    北京炸酱面 (běi jīng zhá jiàng miàn ) Beijing Zha Jiang Mian - Noodles with Soy Bean Paste - Beijing's favourite noodle dish, perhaps. But this example was eaten in Nanning in Guangxi.
  8. The local, overpriced, state-owned department store's basement supermarket had these on offer today on special. Grabbed a couple of bags. Beer food.
  9. liuzhou

    Dinner 2019

    Relatively easy to find chilli tuna here in China, too. Also, fermented black bean tuna.
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    Dinner 2019

    Yes
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    Dinner 2019

    Lemon pork with asparagus.
  12. liuzhou

    Dinner 2019

    Exactly why I made it!
  13. liuzhou

    Dinner 2019

    Yes. Olive oil, garlic, shallots and chilli. Prawns were cooked perfectly, thank you.
  14. liuzhou

    Dinner 2019

    Fresh (as in live a few minutes ago), wild prawns with linguine. Quick, simple and delicious.
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    Favorite Food Quotes

    I'll start, if I may: “The belly is an ungrateful wretch, it never remembers past favors, it always wants more tomorrow.” ―from ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF IVAN DENISOVICH (1962) by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  16. Story of my life! But, I might be getting slight off the culinary topic!
  17. Well, I won't mourn just yet for shattering your dreams. When you find my tear drop plates or bowl are in every local trashy, factory clearance store or yard sale, then I'll apologise. maybe. Possibly not. {insert appropriate emoji}.
  18. I had no idea what Tillandsia was but came up with the logical explanation that it must be Canadian for "tea strainer". Google disillusioned me. I hate Google! I've never come across bergamot here either.
  19. Wow! I just noticed this post. I pay $0.2 CAD for these. That price is 35 times higher! Someone is having a laugh. I'm in the wrong business.
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    Shrimp

    I wouldn't eat them. Seafood is one of the most common sources of food poisoning. For me freshness, is paramount. Fortunately, unlike most, I get my shrimp live.
  21. @ElsieD @Anna N As promised. The Intended Use #1 The Intended Use #2 My Use
  22. They are sold in tea shops and are intended to be used as rests for tea strainer. I'll post a picture of the intended use tomorrow. I'm in bed now. Gone midnight here. I mainly use them as eggcups, which is how @Anna N saw them, I believe.
  23. Thanks @@Anna N I am particularly fond of my teardrop plate. I have a couple of them. The bowl, as I think I've said before, is a plastic thing from the equivalent of a "dollar store". I can't remember what I paid for it; certainly less than I paid for its contents. Here just for you are my fingers. They are ten a penny round here, although the particular store I bought them from closed last weekend. I have dropped them before, but always managed to replace them. I know a few places which have them. White plates are not popular here. In fact, people don't eat from plates and most serving dishes are oval and usually hideous. Plain white was all I would entertain when I lived in Europe. I did manage to find a slightly smaller replacement today, but it's not perfect.
  24. liuzhou

    Dinner 2019

    Saffron rice, China sea grass, wild mushrooms with garlic and pan-fried salmon. Served on new plate.
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