The first meal I’ve cooked for my new challenge was Chinese cuisine. We’ve been at the Chinese New Year celebrations, so I thought it’s appropriate to cook Chinese. Even though I planned to make only one dish, I saw a few recipes that were too interesting not to try.
The spring onion pancakes (recipe), called Cōngyóubǐng, were delicious. It was the first time I’ve made the dough for a wrap/pancake with hot water. The slightly chewy texture is tasty and the onions add a little extra flavour.
The pak choi and mushrooms dish was delicious too. I liked the mushrooms a lot and I will make them as a garnish for other dishes.
The potato dish, called Tǔdòu sī , was the most interesting one. The potatoes had to be undercooked. I liked the idea as I would rather eat veggies undercooked than overcooked. It was interesting and strange, I’m glad I’ve tried it but not sure I would repeat the undercooking part of the dish. But I would definitely cut the potatoes like that and I would stir fry them.