November 20, 2005

An introduction to chinese food...


BBM package contents

For many Swedes, including me, chinese food equals rice with deep-fried giant prawns in sweet and sour sauce, or beef and bean sprouts in soy sauce. That is what is served here in Chinese restaurants.

In october 2002 we went to Australia for a month and on our way back we spent some days in Singapore with a friend of mine who was living there at the time. She took me and my boyfriend to Chinatown and introduced us to the real Chinese cuisine, the meal that time was soup with a variety of small pâtés, rolls and mince balls to choose from and either put in the soup or eat as a side. It tasted great, but I have had problems getting to cook it at home because the Chinese produce is a mystery to me...

Now, thanks to Cass in Singapore I will try to make my own dumplings and also a thai noodle salad with the nice gifts from her BBM package which arrived here yesterday. Of course I can get asian foodstuffs here, but getting it from someone who really knows how to use it and generously share this knowledge is something completely different. Cass also told me all about the dragonboat festival which was very interesting, and overall it was nice to get a package from Singapore, which I think is a great place!

And the contents in the package is....(drumroll please)

  • Glutinous rice, dried shrimps and dried mushrooms for the dumplings
  • Glass noodles for a thai noodle salad
  • 2 bags of dried fruits - plums and limes (I just love dried fruit, how did you know that?)
  • 1 package of laksa mix, some kind of soup - Cass warns me it is both hot and sour! Exciting...
  • 1 box of powder for an almond dessert, looks like a pudding of some kind...
  • 2 packets of instant tom yum noodles

Thank you so much for a lovely package and thank you Cathy for hosting BBM3!

3 comments:

cass said...

hi clivia, u display the items so nicely ...you make me proud! im so happy that my 1st BBM is successful! yipee!

Clivia said...

Cass, I realized later that it was the noodles you warned me about to be hot and sour - but the laksa mix seem quite hot too! Three Singaporean servings of the spice paste maybe is enough for five or six Swedish...
You surely has inspired me to do some Asian cooking, long time ago! I will now go and search for more mysterious and exciting Asian produce and consult you on how to use it...

cass said...

Hi clivia,

no problems at all! im happy to guide you and provide you with all the information about chinese cooking that you need! enjoy cooking!