Archive for December, 2006

A few pictures of Thanksgiving in Beijing

Posted in Life in China on December 4th, 2006

Chinese kitchens are rarely bigger than that pictured below. With only a two woks, a microwave, and no oven, cooking Thanksgiving dinner can get pretty hairy. Nevertheless, Lynn and I masterminded a meal that included Peking duck/KFC fried chicken as turkey substitute, mashed potatoes, assorted veggies, roasted sweet potatoes, and sticky rice stuffing. I must say, we’re pretty damn resourceful.

Prep in the kitchen.


The beautiful main table.


The kiddie table.


Fretting over the pie.


Lynn and pie.

The perfect fall meal

Posted in Randomness on December 4th, 2006

A bowl of rice porridge. Two vegetable stuffed bao zi (buns). A roasted sweet potato from the vendors outside. Cost: 5 kuai, or 60 cents.