The smog made its come back a few days ago and it was pretty gross looking. The exceptionnal good weather we had during APEC is now long forgotten, it was too good to last anyway. Campus internet is crappy as ever and I have a ton of homework I didn’t even start doing, uhh life hasn’t been easy recently.
We managed to join a Chinese cooking course with some of my friends in October via a cultural association on campus and last Saturday was the last lesson of the course. This course was very fun to attend and felt really gratifying! During each lesson, we experimented a different style of Chinese cuisine by making two famous dishes of that style then we got to eat the food we made afterwards. Nothing better than free lunch! Especially when you made it yourself, right?
Chinese cuisine is so vast, I thought I was knowledgeable enough on the subject before attending the course but not really in the end. I realized that the Chinese food I knew from my parents mainly and certainely only included Southern style dishes, especially from Guangzhou so I learned a lot from there. Here’s a few pictures of dishes we made ↓↓↓
Top (Shangdong style) : Candied Sweet Potatoes (拔丝白薯), Quick-fried Mutton Slices with Scallions (爆葱羊肉)
Bottom (Dongbei style): Stir-fried Potatoes with Eggplant and Green Peppers (地三鲜), Spring Rolls (春卷)
I sent pictures of every dish made to my mom and now she’s expecting me to cook when I come back home, haha!
After the last lesson, we made a stop to a German bakery in Liangmaqiao to eat some dessert, next time I need to find a real French bakery! (No, Paris Baguette isn’t French… Tous Les Jours isn’t either, they’re both Korean)
I had a slice of Donauwelle cake, I think it was some kind of marble cake with some cherries. It tasted good but it was maybe a bit dry though.
Recently I’ve been missing my PS3 but there’s nothing I can do about it. I should just find time to play some PSP games that need to be completed…