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2019-12-05

I cooked another time in my airbnb kitchen.  This time I got seafood from the wet market. Whereas the price for vegetables is extremely low, this is not the case for fresh seafood. I bought big shrimps and scallops 扇贝). About 1 Euro/scallop and 4 Euros for 500 g of shrimps. This seems still very low compared to European prices, but  it is not cheap for typical Chinese shopping.

..this time seafood

..this time seafood

Dish:
Recommended Wines: Martavello
Wines again Chinese, and only rice wines. One for 5 Euros/bottle one 3 Euros/bottle. Both dry. The more expensive one had this slightly bitter almond taste, which paired very well with the shrimps. Still I think, a Martavello would win the competition

2019-12-04

After nearly 3 month of eating in Restaurants - eating very well-  I was clearly ready to engage with the kitchen in my airbnb loft in Guangzhou. I wanted to cook also, because portions in Chinese Restaurants are not made for single eaters.  But grocery shopping neither.  You buy the smallest possible amount (veggies for 20 cents), you cook half of it and it is still too much.

Back to the kitchen

Back to the kitchen

Dish:
Recommended Wines: Divina Villa white label
The wines were strictly Chinese. Two different rice wines and a red wine from Gansu province. I am reconsidering rice wine. A dry rice wine with crabs or other seafood is an excell...

2019-11-28

烧饼/锅盔 (shao bing) is a Wuhan speciality and you will find a production site on 100s of side walks in the City. It is actually a pizza. I think dough is absolutely identical to a good Roman pizza dough. It is formed to little flat cakes and attached to the wall  of the oven in which on the ground coal is burning.

Wuhan Pizza

Wuhan Pizza

Dish:
Recommended Wines: Corio Rosso del Umbria, Ascanio grechetto
Wine pairing? Sure.  White or red, obviously not too elegant, but with a robust nature. No Sauvignon or Gewuerztraminer :-)  

2019-11-24

Alle Chinese cities have delicious street food. In Wuhan I am tasting a crispy pizza like bread and deep fried veggie balls

Wuhan Streetfood with Assobianco

Wuhan Streetfood with Assobianco

Dish:
Recommended Wines: Salviano Orvieto Classico Superiore
..but the extra is the Italian wine to it. I choose an "Assobianco"  from cantina "La Mondianese", a blend from an autoctonous Piemontese grape, Sauvignon and something else. I met...

2019-11-23

I love Sashimi. Salmon is a risk, industrially raised salmon often is tasteless and has also other problems. This was served in a Japanese Restaurant in Wuhan. It was delicious.

Salmon Sashimi

Salmon Sashimi

Dish:
Recommended Wines: Martavello
Not only the color fitted perfectly. Martavello is the wine for Salmon and Tuna Sashimi!  The structure of this Rose' pairs much better with the strong taste of these fish than a light white would do.

2019-11-11

It is aesthetically very beautiful and it is also very tasty,   this combination of Mozzarella or Fiore di Latte con frigitelle.

 

 Frigitelle are these long small peppers. I cook them in two different methods.   The classic method, long pan fried nearly burned aromatized by their own juice or  I keep them crunchy, only shortly pan fried with some tomatoes added.

 

Coloured "Friggitelle" and Mozzarella

Coloured "Friggitelle" and Mozzarella

Dish:
Recommended Wines: Febeo, Nuricante Umbria Grechetto
  It is a summer dish, so there is white wine.  A white wine, with a bit of wood goes heavenly.  Febeo from Cardeto  or  Nuricante from Duca della Corgna

2019-10-30

Pig’s feet preserved in soya sauce and spice   ....

Pig’s feet preserved in soya sauce and spice

Pig’s feet preserved in soya sauce and spice

Dish:
Recommended Wines: Turló

2019-10-30

This is perhaps the most famous dish of Beijing cuisine, at least the best  known outside China.

Roast Duck Beijing Style

Roast Duck Beijing Style

Dish:
Recommended Wines: Nuricante Umbria Grechetto, Martavello, Divina Villa white label, Solideo
I am convinced a structured white wine like Nuricante or a Rose' like Martavello would fit best with the delicate flavors of Beijing Kao Ya. But in our first tasting we had non of ...

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