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  1. What is 'tay'? Neither I or Google has ever heard of it.
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    Breakfast 2020!

    Boiled chickens egg with 馒头 (mán tóu) steamed bread.
  3. Any milk product helps, but especially yoghurt either plain or as raita or lassi. My preference is for thick Greek yoghurt.
  4. They certainly scare me.
  5. Yes. "on the bone" means exactly what you say. I've never experienced the bone splinter problem in the market or at home. A good heavy cleaver won't splinter the bones, I guess. Maybe better knives; maybe better chickens. I don't know.
  6. Not in China or, I guess, most of Africa. The poultry vendor in the market kills and chops the chicken or duck for me, although many people take the live birds home and deal with it themselves. Supermarkets sell pre-chopped on the bone birds, too. Chinese people like "on the bone". Me, too!
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    Taming raw garlic

    So it should. It has other meanings. "One who stones or pelts with stones (esp. so as to kill)" or "One skilled in precious stones". I find that the garlic in China is milder than anything I had in Europe. I had to adjust many recipes. Today, almost exclusively buy and use 独蒜 (dú suàn), a single headed variety from Yunnan province, but common here and in Sichuan, too. I know it is available in some Asian markets in the US. Milder and so easy to peel. Just give it a dirty look and the skin falls off. Whiole peeled cloves of raw garlic are often found on the tables of smaller restaurants in some parts of China, especially in Xi'an, for customers to munch on. Seen the same in SE Asia, too.
  8. I concur. I had a fresh bush when I lived in London. It was one of the few plants that didn't shrivel up and die as soon as I turned my back on it. Would love to still have one but ... I can't even find dried leaves. Few specifically or mainly Indian spices are easily available here.
  9. liuzhou

    Dinner 2020

    More attrition food. I nearly always only buy live shrimp, but these were frozen fellows from the supermarket. Damned virus! Anyway, with fried with fresh ramen noodles, green chillies, garlic, shallots, ginger , and wine. Photographed through clouds of steam.
  10. Not a lot of deliveries to China at the moment. Anyway I'm only an hour away from Vietnam or three from Thailand - well I would be if I could get out! I'll wait for a bit!
  11. Is that this place? I was intrigued to know what type of food as I could see some Vietnamese but also Chinesey so searched. They describe it as Asian fusion. Wish I had that menu somewhere near me!
  12. When you start saying things twice in succession, I start wondering if you don't mean a bottle (or even two of those!) 🍾🍾
  13. liuzhou

    Dinner 2020

    I apologise from the heart of my bottom! 😁 But, I'll do it again!
  14. liuzhou

    Dinner 2020

    Not pretty, but if it's not tasty it's all @Anna N's fault for putting it into my mind! Minced beef with rice and braised leeks. It was much tastier than it looks. Apart from the onions and beef it had loads of cayenne and on a mad whim, I threw in some capers. I'll do that again.
  15. For Over 30 Years, a Tokyo Soba Chef Drew Everything He Ate Remarkable pre-Instagram food images. Worth a look!
  16. liuzhou

    Lunch 2020

    I often eat mince with rice.
  17. liuzhou

    Food funnies

    There was a place in my hometown with the same sign 50 years ago!
  18. Carrot and coriander soup (made using a duck broth) with nicely charred, home made flat bread for dunking.
  19. The number of farms is meaningless. How many birds do these farms raise? I still maintain ostrich as meat or eggs is virtually unheard of here.
  20. Ok I see it now. 20,000 ostriches in a population of 1.4 billion people, billions more chickens, ducks and geese is what I call rare. Like I said. Not a lot of ostriches in China.
  21. Damn! I was just about to say that! When I'm at my country house, my neighbour gives me her duck eggs. Unfortunately I don't get there so much these days.
  22. Not a lot of ostriches in China
  23. Everyone knows duck eggs are the best value. No?
  24. liuzhou

    Lunch 2020

    Prawn Fried Rice.
  25. It always stuns me in supermarket checkouts how many people seem totally surprised that they have to pay and then scramble around trying to remember where they put their cash or other payment methods. Here, 90% of payments are made by cellphone, but only 2% seem to know how their phones work!
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