I have mentioned before how both Stuart and myself are partial to Asian food. We have a very good Korean grocery store in the neighbourhood, so we have a possibility to often cook Korean. There is a lot of variety in Korean kitchen, but we are specifically fond of street food. It is simple, tasty and quick. Bibimbab – a rice pot with vegetables, beef and chili sauce – is one of our every-day favourites. Some months ago we even invested in the ‘proper’ Dolsot Bibimbab bowls. Layering the meal in these hot clay pots makes rice nice and crunchy. Our kind of food.
Stuart and I are huge fans of different Asian cuisines. Japanese and Korean are probably our favourites. In fact, I have even made my own Kimchi in occasion. (My fridge smelt just fine, thank you very much!). Typical take-away-style ‘Chinese’ we are less excited about… Although when it gets to regional stuff, e.g., Schezuan food, Stuart is totally sold. And Dim Sums belong to our absolute favourites. Although, the unique colours of this portion were a bit of a surprise. It did make it easy to keep track, who has already eaten what… Lack of that particular conversation made the meal a more pleasant dining experience.
When I was a kid, I used to dabble with paints and drawing. One day my mum brought me these amazingly beautiful water colours from China. One set was black, and the other with all the different colours. My fingers have been itching for more than a decade now to use them, but I just can’t. They are way too beautiful to use.
Trip to the land of the Dragon people in May 2012. Extraordinary scenery, extraordinary people. Extraordinary food too.