Hebei Days 7 & 8 and Back to Beijing!

Share on FacebookPin on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare on Google+Email this to someonePrint this page

See Hebei Days 5 & 6

Note: Photo to your left is A‘s ice cream; background shows a view of the capital’s train station.

Day 7 – Thursday
I guess I had too much salad greens and my tummy is so used to my cooking I didn’t feel good on the 7th day. I didn’t have dinner the night before except for a few bites and had a glass of Chinese tea for breakfast. For lunch I decided to skip the fibers and go more meaty and carb. Slices of deep-fried crispy pork, deep-fried duck, Urimqi-flavored lamb, barbequed eel and fried Chinese noodles. I just can’t help but get Waldorf salad and a piece of that delightful cream puff topped with peaches.

For me, dinner was few bites of these delicious muffins.

Day 8 – Friday

The last day was spent in a rush. I don’t quite remember what we had for breakfast (no photos) and I had a lighter lunch. Chicken curry, blanched green beans, sauteed aubergines and, for the 1st time since we had lunch buffet at Cafe Panorama, plain white rice! The chicken curry, by the way, is absolutely fantastic my son had few servings.

Below is cream of mushroom soup. Tasty, delicious and at the same time… different from what I’ve had before. It has quite a texture you’d feel it on your tongue.

I had pudding straight from a steamer topped with chocolate syrup and milk, and cream puff. Yummy!

Of course, another shot of A‘s ice cream!

That’s the end of my recent trip to Hebei. Till next time and more food porn!

Share on FacebookPin on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare on Google+Email this to someonePrint this page
I am not a professional cook. My only claim to having a culinary background is a short stint as my dad’s teen ‘sous chef’ in his carinderia ages ago. Dad ran small eateries since I was a young kid - serving standard ‘turo-turo’ food ranging from the likes of menudo, adobo, pritong isda, dinuguan, binagoongan, bopis, munggo, pinakbet and giniling to merienda fares like goto, ginataan, pancit bihon, halu-halo and saging con yelo.

My father, a farmer in his hometown before working his way to becoming an accountant, definitely influenced my cooking in a lot of ways than I thought. My siblings and I were raised in a backyard full of fruit trees and vegetable garden. We spent weekends and the summer breaks running around with ducks, chickens, goats and pigs. I had wonderful memories of gathering eggs, butchering chickens, selling vegetables and the sweet aroma of preserved fruits. But my love for art led me to a degree in Architecture. Just few months after getting my license, I went abroad and lived independently at age 23. Definitely no maid, no cook, and a totally different food culture. Along the way I met lots of friends and spent what seemed a lifetime learning new tricks and recipes.

Now living in Auckland, I am a work-from-home mum who juggles time between work, fun and family - in pursuit of work-life balance. No matter how busy I am, I love the idea of cooking for my family. My blog chronicles home cooking greatly influenced by life outside my home country from Southeast Asia to Beijing and Auckland. And most of the time, being busy also means easy (sometimes quick), affordable meals.

3 thoughts on “Hebei Days 7 & 8 and Back to Beijing!

  1. i hate you… i really really really hate you! LOL

    everything looks so nice and delicious. i love creamy stuff. tapos dessert addict pa naman ako…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge