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.
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
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.
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.
Alle Chinese cities have delicious street food. In Wuhan I am tasting a crispy pizza like bread and deep fried veggie balls
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.
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.
Pig’s feet preserved in soya sauce and spice ....
This is perhaps the most famous dish of Beijing cuisine, at least the best known outside China.
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 ...