Monday, November 19, 2012
Thanksgiving is coming up, so thought I'd share more of my food adventures in the ancient city of Xian with you... Here is Xian's most famous dish -- Mo Soaked in Lamb Soup or 羊肉泡饃 in Chinese. Usually this is how the dish is served: you are given a pancake or mo (饃), then you rip it into little pieces with your bare hands. You then hand the broke mo to the server, they pour hot lamb and soup base over it, and you let it soak up all the lamb-y goodness, then voila, 羊肉泡饃 is ready. Perfect for a winter cold day.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
I am home now, Manhattan Beach home, that is. But I thought I'd share a few pics of my trip to my maternal aunt's home in Xian, China. When I arrived, she was preparing for dinner...
Sunday, November 4, 2012
China is a much more culturally and religiously diverse country than many people realize... here are a few pictures of the Muslim Quarter in Xian, China. Xian used to be the end point of the Silk Road and the Muslim influence is evident in its food culture. The Drum Tower at the entrance to the Muslim Quarter.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The Bounty in its full glory...
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
On my looooong flight from LA to Beijing, I saw a Taiwanese movie called "愛LOVE" starring Vicki Zhao, Ethan Ruan, Mark Chao... I am usually not a super chickie flickie kinda person, but this movie was a lot of fun to watch and really heart warming. Check it out when you get a chance :) Below is the Chinese character for love, I like that the character for heart (心) is in the middle. Aw.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Thanks J for being the best party organizer. Dinner at Palm Beach Restaurant was so much fun. Where else can we wine and dine surrounded by the Merlion, the over the top Marina Sands Hotel and Singapore's beautiful skyline.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Well, almost. You see, on my last day in Singy, F and I went to the Lau Pa Sat Hawker Centre which is btw, a must go place, not just for food but also the splendid architecture. Anyhoo, luckily for us, we scored a table in the center of the crowded food court. While I was munching on my roasted duck meat, and F savoring her fried kimchi rice, suddenly a group of youngsters started to do the Gangnam Style right in front of us. I was like, WTH, I wanna do the pony dance too! So I ran in front and the chick with her back to the camera is me. Ok ok, it's not me, I seriously thought about joining the flash mob, but couldn't part ways with my roasted duck, not even for thirty seconds :P Here is the video I put on Youtube, maybe I'll get gazillion views too. The Lau Pa Sat Centre is the oldest ironcast structure still standing in Southeast Asia. Really quite impressive.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
As we all know, Singapore has a reputation of being an uber anal, gum hating, city state. Well, it could not be more untrue. I arrived here a few days ago and have been having the time of my life, or more accurately, my tummy has been having the time of its life :-) Heck, even if they throw me in a gulag or spank my tushy for chewing gum, I couldn't care less... I'd happily give up my freedom for the good food :-P Here is me and the Merlion, Singapore's mascot. Maybe I should convince them to install a Mercat?