I spent an awe inspiring day with Lakers and his wonderful family. I was planning on venturing out into the country side of Fujian province on my own to see the amazing earthen buildings know as the Tulou. Before I knew it I had a ride, an escort and the sincere hospitality of people I had never met.
While few of them could speak english we seemed to have little trouble communicating. Before I knew it I was getting a cooking lesson from Laker's mother. A brilliant cook, I was honored to have the opportunity. Like the lessons from my grandmother there was no measuring or fretting about a missing ingredient. Guided by instinct rather than a scrap of paper, the outcome was a celebration of the local bounty.
- Mushrooms, sliced
- Meat, beef or pork, minced
- Cane shoots, julienned
- Soy sauce
- Fish Sauce
- Chicken bouillon
- Peanut Oil
Sauté ingredients in a wok until the are cooked to your liking.
For the Dough:
Serve with sauces to dip in, like Sweet Chili and a paste of chili's and garlic.
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Photo Credit: Julie Cecchini