by Jun's restaurant and see his killer dish - Ching Dun Knuckle
Flower. We have some Chinese cooking concepts here.
means simple, no seasoning. All "Ching" recipes emphasize on the
original flavor of the food. Essence is to make the food not stuffy.
See there is only a few bit of green onion there in the bowl, nothing else, not
even salt is added.
is cooking slowly in water bath. Emphasis is on slow and long
cooking to extract part of the taste of food to the water (soup)
while not making the food tough and tasteless. This knuckle has been
"Dun"ed for 6 hours.
The "Flower" part is just to give the dish a beautiful
name. Hey, that is an important Chinese cooking concept.
Jun is having a knuckle for breakfast. Come on, it's early morning
and you eat this heavy duty stuff!!??? I circle him a few times and
see the soft knuckle wobbling, the green onion drifting on the clean
soup .. .. Gosh! Give me one!!!
Better than a bus ride, I can ask the van to stop for PICs. This is
a dried lake just outside of JiuZhaiGou.
I am not
prepared. I only have my tee on.
Tibetan with horses on the dried lake bed.
1 hour from JiuZhaiGou. this is the ancient city of SongPan. Probably over 700 years old.
are for hire. They can take you onto week-long trips into the
mountains and thru prairies.
Jun also has a guesthouse here in SongPan. He says if I come here
for horseback riding, he will offer me free meal and accommodation
if I do interpreting work for him. Very friendly of Jun.
I tell him, if
the wireless internet of China gets to work smoothly next year, I
will definitely be back for some horseback riding.
A grocery store
|Ok, meet the
famous dish Chilli Chicken Bits. Where the hack are the chicken
bits!!?? It looks like a dish of Chilli Chilli Bits to me.
devil, enjoys it very much.
better ways to die so I am not gonna rate this dish. No, no. I
refuse to. No
will be given.