Lei, Matt, and Casey went to Ranch 99 for all the ingredients and when I came home Lei was already chopping away. I was so impressed by her knife skills! Lei doesn't use any measuring tools or recipes when she cooks and it was so fun to watch her in the kitchen. I think it would be so fun to host a cooking party and Lei could teach us some of her stir frying skills.
Ranch 99 Goodies:
Lei used lots of veggies because she knows I love them. Her new favorite vegetable is brussel sprouts, she never had them in China.
Stir fry action. Lei was a pro!
And the feast.
Lei made 4 dishes in about an hour. She was working it Iron chef style.
It was amazing!
The dinner party.
Appetizers were '1000 year eggs'. Lei explained that it's an egg preserved similar to how cheese can be preserved or milk made into yogurt.
I felt like I was back in China!
However, I think this face shows how I felt about the egg.
It was a great night and the food was amazing. I am so lucky to have friends like Lei who can teach me new things about their culture!
Lei and I, in Beijing on June 14, 2009. We were celebrating my 27th birthday!