April 25, 2005

More Food Pictures From China

POST #    1667

So I went to China about a month ago, and I still haven't gotten through all my photos. I took a long break in posting them and only started to get back at the end of last week. I've got this food set and another one or two food posts and then some more "scenic" china photos. Actually, I just looked at my photos again, and I've got maybe seven more China posts. Sigh. Mental note: take less photos in the future.

While I was in China, we ate out so many times. I think the only meals we at at my aunt's house were our breakfasts, the won ton meal, and one lunch. We were at her home for about 4 days. Not too much in the way of home cooked goodness. The meal pictured here was actually one of the more low key ones at a Sichuan restaurant in Jiading. The funny thing is that besides the fish, it didn't feel/taste very Sichuan-like to me.

Pictured are some vegetable dish, a spicy fish dish, Indian bread (how it can be "Indian bread" with beef in it is beyond me), fried custard/milk, some tripe containing dish (didn't eat it), and a dessert dish with some glutinous dough-like balls.

Posted by tien mao in Food/Drink, Travel at 7:42 AM

 

 

The last one is 'rice glue ball' or 'Jiu Niang Yuan Zi' in Chinese. Very nice dessert.

Posted by: mudflower at April 25, 2005 10:12 AM

Indian doesn't necessarily mean Hindu...

Posted by: gin at April 26, 2005 2:31 AM

but mud, then the translation would include wine somewhere. so it's not direct.

and gin, i know.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 26, 2005 7:56 AM

I'm guessing the first dish is dow miu (snow pea sprouts/leaves), which is awesome. The "Indian bread" sounds/looks like mughlai paratha, fried flat unleavened bread (sorta like a tortilla) with minced meat filling, and sometimes egg. It's a dish originating from the Muslim/Mughal era, probably with roots in Persia. In India it's rooted in the Punjab (north India) but popular throughout the subcontinent among non-vegetarians and is even echoed in other Asian cuisine, e.g. roti kanai, the Malaysian appetizer.

Posted by: M. at April 26, 2005 2:33 PM

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