Saturday, May 19, 2012

Weekend "Cooking" in China

Hi, Blogging Buddies, and sorry for my long silence. Many of you know that we're traveling in China this month, which has definitely put a dent in my reviewing -- but has expanded my eating horizons tremendously! So I figured I'd update you all with some photos of the dishes we've been served at the formal banquets we've been lucky enough to attend with our hosts here in Shanghai!

This is Squirrel Fish -- it's actually a bream that's been scored and deep fried to give it that "furry" appearance. It's served in a sweet and vinegary sauce, like sweet and sour pork, but with more spices. Incredibly delicious!

Looks like noodles, but it's actually tofu in a fish broth with shrimp and baby bok choy. I'm not a big tofu fan, but this was way better than I would have guessed.

We jumped right in to this Sichuan Frog dish -- the frog "cutlets" in fiery sauce were delicious. Unfortunately, Lee tried one of the peppery berries you see garnishing the dish, and it made his mouth numb for an hour!

I hope you're having a wonderful month. I am looking forward to catching up on everyone's blogs and working on my summer reading list when I get home!

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