So one of the MANY things that has been a bonus to me in adopting from an Asian country- my complete love and interest now in all Asian food. On our first trip to get our sweet boy I have to say we probably played it safe in the "eating out" while in country. But by the second round to get our daughter, having visited the Asian market numerous times with our son, I was ready to take on a little bit more "china style food"
Below are a few pics of our "eating experiences" while in China.
|Trying Traditional "Hot pot" in Chongqing on our trip to adopt Regis|
|Noodle and Rice restaurant in China|
|Crazy Homemade Ramen|
|Big D in Little China market|
|My "gotcha day" breakfast for Regis, the noodle bowl, the steamed buns, the dragon fruit- yum! The chinese know how to make a breakfast buffet!|
|Grocery store in Chongqing|
|This boy came to us using chopsticks and loving noodles like crazy|
|This boy was sooo excited to get back to china and have some Hong Kong breakfast!|
|some of stores in china have this crazy moving escalator hill for your buggy- love it|
|My "gotcha day" breakfast on Brighton Mae's day. Wuhan Spicy noodle bowl|
|trying out Korean style food in Wuhan Chin|
|So excited he found his fav drink back in china|
|noodle house in GZ, china. sooo good!|
So you can see where my love for Asian food comes from. I probably cook Chinese style food at least once a week around here and so far no one is complaining- they all love it and there are soooo many ways to cook and prepare Asian food. Now we live close to Atlanta which means we have a good bit of Asian markets to choose from. I found one I really like and go to it the most, have learned where a lot of the ingredients are and my goal has been to try something different each time we go. We have met a few of our china buddies there and that's always a blast and we can see what they have discovered there as well!
Now off to the Asian market!!!
I have listed pictures below so that if your visiting your local market you could just show them the picture of what your looking for. Depending on your market- they may or may not speak English. Oh and it smells just like china in our market- love it.
|starting you off easy- tiny baby bananas. My kids love these, perfect for little hands and they have a creamier texture than traditional ones.|
|Oh the GREENS! love the greens! there are like 10 variety's of bok choy alone. I purchase the "baby bok choy." its tender and yummy and you can thow it in ramen, noodle bowls, saute' in a stir fry. the possibilities are endless.|
|just a pic of the crazy you can find in the Asian market, I have no idea what this is but had to throw it end cause its just how you would see food in a market in china|
|oh the dreaded shrimp chip. These stinky chips are my kids fav. they taste and smell like you can imagine- fishy. and give your kid stinky shrimp breath. but we get them cause the china babies love them and well they are super cute china babies.|
|This is in the "spring roll" wrapper aisle of our market- yea pretty crazy. ALL kinds of wrappers. We just get a traditional one and call it a day. They do have some ones with sesame seeds in them I plan on trying next time.|
|We just get a traditional ones. They do have some ones with sesame seeds in them. I plan on trying next time.|
|my girl on the Asian sauce aisle. oh how we love some Sauce at our house!|
|don't let the sauce aisle overwhelm you. Step out and get more than soy sauce!|
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