Monday, August 23, 2010

the food I love

Can't always be found in Gisborne! After a Skype session with my brother talking about making chinese dumplings, I thought I'd see what the web could point me to. And I found tons of recipes. How much I like this global network.
Being half chinese and having spent many a summer holiday in Hong Kong, I have got to eat a lot of chinese food over the years. The particular dish I could happily live on for the rest of my life is dumplings. Oh, how much I love these little parcels filled with goodness, just the thought of it makes me salivate. I actually went to the best restaurant on the whole world in QingDao (I think), where all they make is chinese dumplings. Yes, that's it. There is a huge variety and they are all amazingly good. And lots of vegetarian ones too. Heaven on earth.
In Gisborne there are no chinese restaurant, just a few take-aways. They serve the traditional cantonese rice, sweet and sour chicken and so on. The food looks old and tasteless.
So last night I set to try out the recipe for making Ha Gow (shrimp dumplings). And they tasted just like the real thing. They are one my favorite kind, and I was surprised how easy they were to make. For the first time in months, I felt hungry last night and didn't feel sick after eating them. And I was still craving them when I went to bed. Might have to make some more soon. Double the amounts. Freeze some. Make more.


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