Sunday, January 01, 2006

Aftermath of my trip to Chinatown

While "Chinese stirfry" may not result from drenching broccoli, tofu, ginger, garlic, and bok choi in three parts soy sauce, one part sesame oil, something tasty and vaguely edible does, in fact, result.

Rice cake-noodle-type things that are supposed to be soaked for several days but are instead boiled for maybe 20 minutes are a bit odd, but also kind of edible.

Canadian beer that's supposed to taste like Belgian ale does not go with the above-mentioned foods, but again, all of the above can be consumed, and even enjoyed, during the course of one meal, and do no irreparable damage to the consumer.

4 comments:

Alex B. said...

Which Canadian beer?

Phoebe said...

Unibroue "Fin du monde"

Alex B. said...

That's the strong one (9%?), and the map of Québec on the bottle shines in a vaguely nuclear way, if my memory doesn't fail me..?

My favourite one from Unibroue is the "Blanche de Chambly", if you like that kind. I don't know if it's sold in the US, though. Probably.

Phoebe said...

I'll check it out. I'm almost certain it's sold not just in the US, but at the local grocery store here in Brooklyn.