One of my favourite things to eat, in the entire world, is hot pot. This is a picture of a homemade hot pot, made by my flatmate. In Southampton, there was a Chinese restaurant on Burgess road which had very good hot pot but they soon closed down because they had to relocate.
I am talking about this today because I went to a restaurant with my family and I saw hot pot in the menu. I got so excited for a second only to see all my dreams crashing and burning down to the ground. By hot pot they meant soup. 😭I guess it's because people don't really eat hot pot here. 😞
I hope when I go to Edinburgh in September I can find a good place to eat hot pot. Have you all ever tried hot pot? Do you know any good hotpot restaurants in Edinburgh? 😊
A childhood friend of my mom’s, whom she hadn’t seen since she was 13, invited us for dinner at this very fancy restaurant with Southeast Asia vibes 🤗 it serves food from the region in China that’s close to Thailand, and you could definitely tell that from some items on the menu! We ordered a bunch of things, like these potato-veggies-fish cakes 🥔🥕🐟 (not sure about the fish though, my mom didn’t translate it), some super delish sautéed veggies and mushrooms 🍄, scrambled eggs “with stones” 🍳 (I almost fell from my chair when my mom said this because if you recall, yesterday we’d had eggs with tree and today I was like “what is up with people here” 😂 turns out, the stones aren’t in the eggs, but with the eggs inside that little pot 😅), a veggie dish I didn’t like, some braised pork belly 🐽 I didn’t try and a spicy fish soup 🍲 that I also didn’t feel like eating since I could already see the coriander from above 🙊 my favourite dish was actually the steamed, white rice though 🍚 because my tummy’s still not fully recovered (and no, it’s not from “overeating” 😅 we are always at least 3-4 persons when eating out, and the relatives/friends who invite us are too generous so we always end up ordering a lot and can’t finish it!) 🤷🏻♀️ I wanted to keep it light tonight so I sticked to the rice, the sautéed veggies, a potato cake and a bit of the eggs. Everything was delicious! 😍#HungryDianaTakesBeijing
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While growing up in Lisbon, one of my favourite dishes to order at Chinese restaurants was “Peking roast duck” 😋 it wasn’t until my mom took us to Peking when we were a bit older that I actually got to try REAL Peking roast duck... and it’s got nothing to do with westernised versions 😂 so today we went to a famous Peking duck restaurant and relived the full experience that comes along with it. We ordered our duck and some veggie side dishes 🥕🥗🥒 (swipe to see). Since the place was quite full, we had to wait a bit more for our food to arrive than normally... but when the duck finally arrived, it came accompanied by a person who’s specialised in cutting the duck in front of you! 😝 the first few cuts were mostly crispy, fatty skin, and you had to dip in the sugar they served in small plates with cucumber, sauce, some leek and garlic - it was quite tasty even though I was skeptic about the sugar! Then he just cut the remaining duck into small pieces, a few of which he made a “duck peony” with 😍 I think the rest is self-explanatory. We took the thin pancakes, topped them with sauce, meat, veggies, rolled them up into small burritos 🌯 and relished in the combination of all ingredients... It was so delicious, yet very rich because of the duck’s fat, so the veggie dishes were more needed than ever to neutralise some of that! 😋 at the end, we even got a certificate for our visit with our duck’s code on it 😅 #HungryDianaTakesBeijing