Hello and Welcome

As I am currently away from home for study, and as Skype has proven to be rather problematic in terms of time zones, I have decided to start a blog in an attempt to keep in touch with family and friends back in Canada.

July 26, 2011


Every day I have three meals.

Well, obviously.

Other than that I usually just have fruit or a pop-sicle when the weather is especially hot.

I've taken pictures of some of my favourite foods so that I can share them with you. =)


I often have 包子(steamed bread, the ones in the picture have porkin them, there are also veggie ones with toufu and green onion),饺子(dumplings),machou (I don't know if the characters I have for that one is right), fried rice or 面条(noodles) for breakfast.


In this lunch I had 古老肉(gulaorou) which is a specialty in Hangzhou (杭州). It's a pork dish in which the pork is covered in batter and sweet and spicy sauce, it is one of my favourites. Not to be confused with sweet and sour pork, which is another dish on the menu. =)


I have two different dinner meals photographed. The first one is from today, in which I had pork and fried shredded toufu. I only found this dish recently since there was no pinyin for it on the menu, and no picture card. I like it since it's a little less salty than other dishes I know of.

The second group of images are from a meal I shared with a friend. We ordered 马拉豆腐(tofu in chili sauce), 西红鸡蛋(egg and tomato dish) and beef and green chili peppers. The name for which I still can't remember.

There are a lot of other dishes that are good as well, but these are some of my favourites. I have tried a few of the soups, but so far they have been REALLY salty and so I haven't liked them much. The Muslim retuarant is closed for the summer, so I don't have any pictures from there yet. =)

Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Simone,
    It's Lisa. Love your pictures. I have to admit, they're making me hungry! I am enjoying your posts. Thank for sharing.