I’ve had another photo featured on the Food Network in an article about the 17 Tasty Breakfasts From Around the World. My pic is number 9 in the series.
I snapped the photo during my late September trip to China, mostly in Hunan province. Soup is very popular for breakfast throughout Asia, and this soup featured several choices of hand-made noodles, a super chicken-y broth, plus bitter greens to add to the bowl. A little like Vietnamese pho, which you’re probably familiar with. Delicious! Have a look HERE and see if it, or any of the other 16 dishes, appeal to your breakfast belly.
The soup was one of the few foods I encountered while in Hunan which was not characterized by chill peppers. To give you a few food hints before my articles are published, here is a pic of the dish that was probably my very favourite of the trip:
That’s duck, cooked in duck blood, with many many chill peppers. I feasted!
Three more highlights:
In the pretty little town of Hongjiang, a woman kindly offered me a bite of the snack she was eating on the street. A quick look in the bowl revealed that a) it was not some unknown organ meat (phew) and b) there were plenty of chili peppers, so I was game. And was I ever glad I tried it! Daikon radish in a chili sauce — energizing and refreshing all at the same time.
In the canal city of Phoenix, I was enticed by the fresh water crabs on a stick at the street stalls. And thanks to having our host extraordinaire, Brick, order for me in Mandarin, I was able to ensure that mine was — yes — covered in chili peppers.
And my last night in China was in Changsha, the capital of Hunan. Though I’m not normally a fan of tofu, this stinky tofu was fab (even without chili peppers)!
More to come on the food and other finds from my trip in China. Many thanks to the China National Tourism Administration for hosting the press trip!