Touch base

You might wonder (or not) what have I been doing in SH the last couple of days?

#1: I am happy to say that I’m over with jet lag! Being jet lagged for a week is not fun, but it’s not end of the world either, specially when I’m on vacation I’m allowed to sleep whenever I want πŸ˜‰

#2: I’ve been meeting with friends and family…. eating a lot of CORNS!!! Yes. I’m having at least 2 big corns per day! 😯 Talking about being obsessed πŸ˜‰

#3: I’ve been doing a lot of shopping! Coats, skirts, scarfs, etc.

This meal was prepared by my favorite untie. She knows me well and made many vegetarian dishes! πŸ˜€


assorted mushrooms with fresh bamboo


salt boiled shrimp


water celery with smoked tofu


bok choy


smoked and fried fish, a typical Shanghai dish


chinese greens with bamboo and fresh shiitake


pork belly with chestnut cooked in a red sauce


assorted mushrooms, fresh bamboo salad


It was an amazing meal~~~ My untie cooks the best homemade food ever, even better than my mom πŸ˜€ She’s like my second or chosen mom. I’ve stayed with her family many times and she always took care of me πŸ˜€

This second meal was at a fusion restaurant with 3 primary school friends.

fruit and veggie salad with a sour sauce


sauteed cabbage with bacon and carrots


squid packet covered by almond


sauteed greens with shrimp sauce


rice bowl with shiitake, chicken and poached egg


casserole of tofu, mushrooms and cheese


spicy frogs with peanuts


for dessert we shared a mango pudding


4 girls, 8 dishes and 3 hours talking! πŸ˜†

I have a lot more food pictures! Stay tune! πŸ˜€



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8 responses to “Touch base

  1. thedelicateplace

    that mango pudding looks insanely good! glad to see you are having a great time πŸ™‚

  2. CoCo!! My parents are moving to Shanghai!!! πŸ˜€ Sorry for being so MIA. School is kicking my butt!!! But i’ll be going back to HK in 2 days…i can’t wait!! My parents are moving in February after Chinese new year. NExt time i visit Asia, I’ll be there!! I hope you’ll be home too the same time I go. πŸ™‚ Hope you’re doing fabulous girlie. I miss you!!

  3. Amazing, everything looks so darn delicious!! I have to say though, the shrimp…I couldn’t eat them with the tentacles still on them! Eww, it just weirds me out, I’m not used to it! I love that you use so many unique mushrooms in your dishes. I hear they are realllllly good for you, “nature’s cure-all” says Dr. Oz!

    I’m glad you are over the jet lag and getting back into being with friends and having a great time!

  4. Sounds like you’re having a wonderful time, Coco! It must be so nice to visit with friends and family that you don’t get to see often…and I love that beautiful meal made by your untie!

  5. Gald to hear you’re having fun! You sure are enjoying some awesome eats, hun!

  6. The almond-crusted squid thingy looks fantastic. I’d love to have a bite! Shanghai rules! My friend who visited it in the winter still raves about it. And I KNEW you’d be eating them corns! Hahaha! πŸ˜€

  7. Kath (Eating for Living)

    I love the Chinese style of making many different kinds of foods for a meal! (Too laborous for me, though, but I love it!) Anyway, I could never and would never want to eat frogs because they’re my favorite animals! 😯

  8. glad you have been enjoying your vacation and eating lots of delish food! i love that you photograph it, so we can live vicariously through your adventures. πŸ™‚
    happy holidays!

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