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Hospital Food


liuzhou

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4 minutes ago, liuzhou said:

I don't add sugar because I never add sugar.


For a long time I also struggled with that. But now I feel that reduced soy/shaoxing really benefits from it. YMMV …

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1 minute ago, liuzhou said:

I most certainly don't use c@rnstarch!! Sichuan might use potato starch. I don't think this dish needs it


Let‘s say starch - I don’t mind which plant it got isolated from. For me, là zi jī pieces need a bit of „crust“ and adding starch is a easy way to ensure that …

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44 minutes ago, Duvel said:


Let‘s say starch - I don’t mind which plant it got isolated from. For me, là zi jī pieces need a bit of „crust“ and adding starch is a easy way to ensure that …

I find the deep frying adds crust enough.

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中饭 - Lunch (Monday)

 

茄椒闷鱼块 (qié jiāo mēn yú kuài) - Tomato and Chilli Braised Fish (no idea what kind of fish, almost certainly freshwater, but not bad, at all.

 

节瓜肉 (jiē guā ròu) - Waxed Gourd with Pork - I actually ordered this by mistake. Had it yesterday!

 

青菜 (qīng cài) - Statutory Unidentified Greenery

 

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Some good news (probably). If the results of a test tomorrow are satisfactory (as expected), I'll be going home on Wednesday!

 

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4 hours ago, liuzhou said:

中饭 - Lunch (Monday)

 

茄椒闷鱼块 (qié jiāo mēn yú kuài) - Tomato and Chilli Braised Fish (no idea whatkind of fish, almost certainly freshwater, but not bad, at all.

 

节瓜肉 (jiē guā ròu) - Waxed Gourd with Pork - I actually ordered this by mistake. had it yesterday!

 

青菜 (qīng cài) - Statutory Unidentified Greenery

 

lunch.thumb.jpg.a36c68f257c4066d40f1ffef3692bc9d.jpg

 

Some good news (probably). If the results of a test tomorrow are satisfactory (as expected), I'll be going home on Wednesday!

 

Oh I'm so glad!!!

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The Last Supper (hopefully).

 

I passed my tests and will be going home at 9 am tomorrow morning.

 

香菇炒鸡 (xiāng gū chǎo jī) - Stir-fried chicken and shiitake.

 

Served with rice and stir-fried Chinese cabbage.

 

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18 minutes ago, blue_dolphin said:

Best breakfast I’ve ever seen you post …maybe the only one - nice job!

And the under note is "hospital". Yes!  Pretty generous hispital breakfast. Are they trying to fatten you up?

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15 minutes ago, blue_dolphin said:

Best breakfast I’ve ever seen you post …maybe the only one - nice job!


Sorry, but that was my dinner.

 

No picture last night as I dined in the emergency room hallway on a gurney.  The menu was whipped potatoes, roast turkey and gravy.  Morphine apéritif.  The meal would have been more memorable had they remembered to include the roast turkey and gravy.

 

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6 minutes ago, blue_dolphin said:

I’m just waiting to hear if there will be mai tais and peanuts coming up soon and whether the hospital is set up for dinner service at @JoNorvelleWalker's customary very late night/early AM dining hour. 


Food may be ordered from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm, and delivered within 45 minutes.  (Note to self, if you want salt and pepper you have to ask for it.)

 

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15 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

salt and pepper

Always a permanent inclusion in my hospital backpack. 

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Bom appetit.

 

(I recently read that this was a lower class phrase because food was so poor and lacking in flavor that one needed a good appetit to "enjoy" it )   

 

To cheer you and put your food in perspective, I am entertaining an excruciating sciatic attack.   Husband doesn't cook but is a master with leftovers and the microwave.    In my current state, I really don't care of quibble.

 

Most important, heal and of good cheer!   And thank you much for your excellent "good sense'.

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54 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:


I was not allowed to eat or drink for 18 hours. The chocolate milkshake is so good I wish I had ordered three.

 

I know how you feel.  Many years ago I was in the hospital for 8 days with nothing by mouth for the entire time.  I remember watching TV commercials (no real internet to speak of at that time and certainly no wifi!) for things I never would have normally eaten, like Burger King (not that there's anything wrong with it, but I didn't really grow up around them), thinking that everything looked just so good!!!  I said to myself that the first thing I was going to do once I got out was go to a BK and get a Whopper.  It was slightly delayed as when I was first released from there, I was on thin liquids only for the first few days, then thick liquids for the next few days... but after that I went to get that Whopper!  I opened the package once I had sat down and was instantly disappointed - "that's not how that looks on TV!" - like I should have been surprised... ha!

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11 minutes ago, KennethT said:

8 days with nothing by mouth for the entire time.

You've got me beat. I was in the hospital with nothing by mouth for 5 days. I was so excited when they told me I could finally get something to eat. They brought me about a quarter of a cup of green jello and five hard candies. I still gag when I see green jello.

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21 minutes ago, Tropicalsenior said:

You've got me beat. I was in the hospital with nothing by mouth for 5 days. I was so excited when they told me I could finally get something to eat. They brought me about a quarter of a cup of green jello and five hard candies. I still gag when I see green jello.

Green jello UGH.  Only matched by yellow jello.  Come on at least do red or orange!

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