🐠s, I did it! I just drank tea directly from a teapot. I finally became my own grandpa! 👴 (My own teapot, no hygiene concerns for others)
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I cooked hot pot, soy sauce braised pork belly, pork buns, and milk tea, all homemade, for thanksgiving!
Happy to share but most of my recipes have just been rehearsed to my personal taste so not many exact measurements!
Hot pot was a chicken bone broth I made from a chicken carcass from my butcher in my instant pot with scallions and ginger.
Pork belly was blanched to remove impurities, then braised in a clay pot with cloves, star anise, cinnamon, bay leaves, sugar, shaoxing wine and dark soy sauce and a tablespoon of oil. Most of the ingredients are to taste.
Pork buns were just ground pork mixed with scallions and some soy sauce/shaoxing wine. The buns were made with flour, milk, baking powder, sugar, salt and dry yeast, left to rise for 30 min, then cut and wrapped. Fried in a pan with oil for 30 sec then added 1/2 cup water to steam and cover til fried off.
Milk tea was loose leaf earl gray steeped for 30 min, then 2 cups of tea was combined with 1 tbsp of condensed milk and evaporated milk and mixed til incorporated. Tapioca pearls were bought raw from Tenrens and boiled for 30 min before left to rest in a honey mixture.
I’m doing Christmas with the family in Shanghai but I’ll be hosting more in the new year!
I criticize the shit out of my husband...😂
He is not Asian. I’m an ABC so not sure how an asian takes criticism- poorly? He laughed when I told him I posted this. I’m like my mother and he knows it.
I like listening to Teresa Teng.
Only if I was born in the 50s.
Hoarding ‘free’ toiletries, condiments, napkins, etc.
@FTI1 - Hyatt slippers make me a very happy man! ;)
Hot water. :)
I always wear slippers at home
I started looking to feng shui.
Last one also means you'll get car headlights hitting your house every night
I play baccarat.
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