Hey, good to see you! It's been awhile. Are you hungry? I'm starving. Let's see what there is to eat. Here's some old friend you'll probably recognize:
Even though I don't get up for it very often, my favorite meal is breakfast. These are steamed dumplings filled with pork sausage...
...but these are my favorite! They're dumplings filled with pork sausage and pan-fried. I go to the same place for breakfast almost every day.
I just went to the grocery store, let's see what's in the fridge. Oh, take a look at this. Yep, that's right, yougurt is a beverage in China. This one is strawberry, and it toally beats strawberry milk.
Oooh! This is the best ice cream bar in China.
I like these cookies. They're covered in black sesame seeds, and inside is a kind of sweet bean paste. Sounds gross, but they kinda taste like peanut butter.
My favorite thing here by far is all the fresh produce. Look at these tiny mandarin oranges!
These are called li in China, and nashi in Japan. In the US they are known as Asian Pears. They are crisp like apples and taste like lovely, fresh ripe pears.
This is xiao bai cai, Chinese cabbage. It's similar, but not quite the same as what I've seen in the US labelled as bok choy.This is a staple vegetable here.
Sounds good? Okay, let's cook some up. Lot's of garlic, of course, a quick trip in a wok...
So, now who gets the ice cream for dessert?