Saturday, 10 December 2016

Wanton Soup

                                                                                                                                                                            Here comes the most satisfying savory dish you can have during winter isThe Wanton Soup. You all might think I am posting another Chinese dish, trust me you will thank me if you prepare and have this dish. These were my favorite take out dish in Shanghai during my stay there. The non availability of the dish which one love to eat in the current location , this is how the craving for eating the that particular dish will inspire one to recreate the dish. The non availability of authentic Chinese food inspired me to recreate those dishes.At first attempt I recreated the dish which taste 90% like the one we get in Shanghai.
You will find several small joints in every road in china which prepares varieties of wanton soup. These are simply amazing to taste and a stomach filler. In India although Chinese food is popular, but not authentic. No offense to the Big names as I haven't tried many Big named Chinese restaurants.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Chinese - Tea Eggs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  On our first day in Shanghai I went to buy some essentials in a store called Family Mart, these eggs caught my attention. I had never seen something like this before. The eggs was getting cooked in a very dark colored solution and most of the eggs were partially cracked. The look in itself was not appetizing. It was only when I started with my internship, our colleagues used to order local food and I got to taste the eggs for the first time. The Tea eggs are a common snack and many times added with combo meals as well. We are normally aware of only plain water boiled hard eggs but this technique can be used to beautifully infuse different types aroma and taste in eggs- a delightful variation of this simple everyday dish.