How they roll… and chop and mince and stir fry

Here are some pictures of my food adventures in China.

And if you want to see all the photos from the trip, check ’em out here.

More to come… of course.

5 thoughts on “How they roll… and chop and mince and stir fry

  1. The pictures are amazing and make me quite envious of your trip! The flower soup looks the best! (Later realized it was tea). Woe to be a vegetarian on travel. Did you stay true? Were your only interactions with skinned ducks and piles of squid just to photograph them? I mean, the wild mushrooms at market look good, but what’s traveling if you can’t just hit up a food cart in Shanghai, point, and not worry what sort of land and sea creatures might be stuffed into your spring roll? Not to mention the dumplings stuffed with ovaries.

  2. Envious? Then I’ve done my job! I stayed pretty true, eating some fish. Having seen food poisoning in my Shanghai-raised travel companion, I decided to worry, indeed, about what was stuffed into those dumplings.

  3. I’ve always wanted to go to China just to eat. i guess looking at your very cool photos will have to do…for now. Did you bring back any good cooking tips?

  4. Wow. Awesome pictures. It’s so fun to see the differences in the foods at the marketplace from what you see here. I’m always amazed at that when traveling to a foreign country. I know if makes sense, cuz there is a different climate, different eating traditions, etc., but I’m always still amazed by it. I feel like I could spend hours walking through food markets and just staring…

  5. Aiko–I hope the recipes in the latest post will satisfy your interest in cooking tips. Another one: those imposing cleavers aren’t as exciting as they look. The one I brought back isn’t very sharp or useful (unless I’m just not using it right) and I’m sticking with my Japanese chef’s knife.

    Ellen–so true! I’m always amazed and wide-eyed at food markets, probably to my hosts’ great embarrassment. Even areas in the same climate sometimes end up growing different fruits and vegetables. China’s climate is similar to the southeast US, but I saw all sorts of things that I doubt I’d find in a produce section in Atlanta.

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