July 2006

Meeting Shantounese in Oxford

There is a mid-age Chinese lady working in my restaurant. I saw her on my first day at work but didn’t talk to her until last week. After…

Fragrant potato rice, Fishball and jiugua soup

Fragrant potato rice: Rice, a potato, couple handfulls mo2gu1(dried mushrooms), some beef, some pork, lots spring onions, couple tablespoons oyster sauce. (Quantities: how much rice and meat do…

Introduction to cooking

Chinese cooking has been somewhat of a mystery to me since I arrived in Shantou, a mystery I have dearly wanted to crack, but just couldn’t get my head…

Shantou eye hospital and inner heat

Recently a Chinese medicine friend looked at my tongue and checked my pulse, looked worried and warned me my inner heat (内气) was unusually high.  He did it twice and…