From the majority of my food posts, you’d probably guess my husband is the main chef in our household.
And that guess would be right.
However, there are times when I like to think I can whip up something delicious on my own. My husband is certainly a much more involved cook–this week he made chili from the ancho chilis my sister sent along from the states for Christmas–while I like to keep it simple.
To me, delicious, yet simple is spinach, stir-fried with a little garlic, onion, mushroom, and soy sauce, it was the star of several of my meals this past week. On the side one night I added some rice with a pinch of salt, oil, lime juice, cilantro, chives, and cumin seeds, all thrown in the rice cooker.
These were lovely and simple, and extra tasty with spinach on the side. I added ginger to the sauce, because I love the spice of some fresh ginger thrown into the mix.
The best part about both of these meals is they probably cost me under 50 cents in China.
On a recent trip out of the city into the countryside, I bought this unusual condiment, lemon hot pepper sauce, a local favorite, for my husband to try out.
The girls, especially, went crazy buying long yan gan, or dried dragon eye fruit. The fresh ones remind me of the quenapas we ate from the trees in Puerto Rico, but if you haven’t had those, their fresh texture is a bit like lychee.
I figured it had some medicinal properties, because I don’t find the dried raisin-like fruit all that tasty, but then again, Chinese New Year is coming up, and everyone likes to get something special from the countryside!
What did you eat this week?