China Food Trip # 1 : Traditional Chinese Breakfast Food
Our whole family went on a week-long vacation to China to visit my brother Migo, who is based in Hangzhou now, and to spend some quality time together as one family. I want to start this China Edition with the breakfast treats I enjoyed the most during the whole trip.
Beef Tendon Noodle Soup with Egg
This was our first breakfast in this town called Suzhou. The noodles were fresh, sticky and al dente...actually very similar to Ippudo's ramen (my favorite ramen place in New York). The broth was light yet very flavorful...you could taste the long hours of meat, tendon and delicate spices boiling.
Vegetable Bao/Bun - bite size soft and puffy buns/vegetable siopito
This is a closer look at the vegetable stuffing.
Fried Bread Sticks (Youtiao)
This is a famous breakfast dessert in China. It's crisp on the outside and soft and doughy in the inside. I find it very similar to our very own "Bicho-Bicho" without the sugar. This can be eaten not just for breakfast but can be torn into pieces and mixed with soybean milk, wrapped in rice, or fried and braised with shrimps after being chopped.
Fried Egg with Soy Sauce and Chili
This is a new twist on the usual sunny side up eggs. I ate this with some sticky Yangchow fried rice. Great combination!
I love soy milk so I particularly enjoyed this breakfast drink - Slightly sweetened soy milk with a touch of burnt rice flavor. Super yum! I slurped it until the last drop :)
Breakfast dictates how your day will go so don't miss it. I rarely do. Good Morning!