Tag Archives: food

Cooking on the run.

I don’t often get the opportunity to cook much these days, but when I do I like to make sure I’m spending my time cooking something nice. After a terribly long day in meetings yesterday, I found myself walking home from the subway early in the evening with the feeling that I could devour something [...]

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All you can eat bliss.

The other night Em and I went out to dinner with a group of people to say goodbye to one of my good workmates. She was one of the people who really looked after me at the job when I first started and was an inspiration for me to really put  my best into the [...]

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Eating a goose egg.

I did something today that I have never gone before. I ate a goose egg. As you can see in the picture, the egg is at least twice the size of a chicken’s egg, and the shell also that much thicker. It had a rough, white shell. One of Em’s friend’s gave her a couple [...]

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Some more delicious Sichuan food.

Sichuan food is one of those cuisines I love to eat but can’t eat it too often. There’s a lot of good quality Sichuan restaurants all over Beijing, including some chain restaurants.  One place Em and I sometimes go to is a restaurant in our local mall. They do one type of dish, pictures above [...]

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Dodgy food strikes again.

Part of living in Beijing is dealing with the odd dose of getting bad food. You never really know when it’s going strike, as it did with me yesterday. The usual case of throwing up, chills, and tiredness, was on my agenda for yesterday. The scary thing is I suspect my illness came from the [...]

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Shot in the eye.

Em and I spent a wonderful day out today doing a little shopping for some winter clothes. We had done fairly well and started to get hungry around 3 o’clock so decided to grab something easy and close to where we were. We ended up in a very traditional Beijing restaurant, not somewhere I had [...]

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Breakfast time.

Breakfast when I was younger was always very simple. Eggs on toast, a bit of tomato sauce, a cup of tea, and that was all I needed. I must have eaten that same breakfast on a regular basis for the first 20-odd years of life, and it never went wrong. Throw in the odd serving [...]

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Less oil, please.

One of the things I’ve promised myself for a while is to cut down on the amount of take away food I’ve been eating, especially at work where there is a large food court under the school. Chinese food courts produce very cheap, and for the most part delicious, food, but the quality and healthiness [...]

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Traktirr-Traktir Pushkin Russian restaurant.

The other night, Em and I headed out for a work colleagues birthday party in Dongzhimen. It was a nice little get together which included people from our school, and a handful of people from one of the other schools, and included a New Orleans theme. While I didn’t dress up as a giant shrimp, [...]

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Potluck lunch.

During summer academy it’s very easy to let morale slip in the office seeing as we’re not only a man down, but working some fair heavy hours, and most of us are quite tired. We’ve has excellent support from the company ensuring we remain positive and upbeat, having done small, but somewhat significant steps to [...]

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