We were invited to participate in a Chinese cooking ‘course’ organised by Daniela and Till, a German couple living in Changchun and both colleagues of Rawi at Continental. The course was given by a Chinese colleague, Xiaoye and her friend Wang.
First, we went all together to the enormous Zhongdong “Middle East” market to buy the ingredients.
The food market was an impressive experience for us. It is huuuuge and you can find anything you can imagine, see yourself….
Chicken feet are a very popular delicacy in China. People are eating them everywhere and you can buy them even per piece in plastic wrapping to eat as a snack as we would eat a snickers. The good thing: Chinese people don’t let any part of the animal go wasted.
Afterward completing our tour in this Chinese intergalactic food market we gathered at the apartment of Dani and Till to do the cooking.
We served the dumplings with a cucumber-carrot salad with jellyfish (cut in long narrow pieces, not my favourite I must say)
Desert (together with Dani’s chocolate cupcakes). On the bottom of the pot you can see red dragon fruit. Delicious!
Red dragon fruit:
The cooking was easy, eating it even more :-).