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˜€

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assorted mushrooms with fresh bamboo

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salt boiled shrimp

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water celery with smoked tofu

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bok choy

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smoked and fried fish, a typical Shanghai dish

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chinese greens with bamboo and fresh shiitake

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pork belly with chestnut cooked in a red sauce

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assorted mushrooms, fresh bamboo salad

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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

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sauteed cabbage with bacon and carrots

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squid packet covered by almond

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sauteed greens with shrimp sauce

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rice bowl with shiitake, chicken and poached egg

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casserole of tofu, mushrooms and cheese

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spicy frogs with peanuts

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for dessert we shared a mango pudding

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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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