Saturday, August 3, 2013,
I was waiting until I tasted enough things to be able to write a post about the “Chinese food”… But also enough photos to put as illustrations.
Fruit, china, anyway Shanghai choosing fruit is large enough. Many exotic fruits (mango, papaya, guava, mangosteen, banana …) but also fruits that we know more apples and pears. To know that all the exotic fruits are really delicious. This is not the same for pears and apples are just water like watermelon.
Vegetables, I was a little bit disappointed on this side, the choice is much more restricted. Tomatoes, carrots, beans and broccoli. A lack of green vegetables and good salad!
Let’s start in the little more Chinese, Tofu. They come in all shapes, all textures for all tastes. Soft squares, sticks so squid, grilled … I think I’ve tasted a large part. Tofu is still in many cases not very tasty, same for the lotus.
We continue (souls very sensitive it is time to make a choice). Algae. Yes Chinese are fond of algae of all kinds. Black color through the green and even yellow. Taking forms more or less attractive. And can even be eaten cooked, raw, grilled or viscous manner.
In my opinion, the raw seaweed (or dry) is very iodine like crispy chips. The cooked seaweed looks more like the mushroom we are used to eat. As for the seaweed in soups, often viscous, nothing that we know … but it’s not bad at all.
Let go to the chinese dishes, we often have eaten the famous spicy noodles and dumplings; the Chinese pizza ; peking duck; the chicken grill, braised, roasted ; cantonese rice, the Hong Kong rice (spices !!), natural rice etc., etc.
Many different dishes but often I fond the same criticism setting apart chillies there is no taste!
Let’s go to the more or less typical of china dishes.
Chicken feet, yes yes they love chicken feet. Well I must admit that after this meal tasted I was a little disappointed. Tendons which crack under the tooth and no meat …
The cold duck tongue, to my surprise it was not bad. Well I do not adore it but it was not a strong taste.
Insects, most located north of China. I didn’t have the opportunity to taste it but Eva, Mom and Dad have experienced it. I believe “crispy”.
The jellyfish, tested for the first time last night. It is crisp and translucent. No taste.
The dog may be provided to the program next weekend depending on the roommate of Pierre.
I almost forgot to mention the egg… I did not wanted to risk indigestion but eggs, there are of all colors and from all years!
With that, enjoy!