Monday, 3 January 2011

A Meal for a New Year

I have been such a scrooge this Christmas. I didn't mean to, promise! I actually made vow to myself in November that I would be nice .... and try to actually enjoy the festive season for once.

Then .....

The the weather took a turn for the worse, the snow came and I tumbled - or sank into a miserable heap into the ice. In the last three weeks I have battled a cold, a tummy bug, immense tiredness followed in equal measures by insomnia and because of all of the above, total and utter boredom at being stuck at home. So whilst the parties went on ... I shuffled around the flat cursing the evils of the holiday season.

New Year Meal - Joy King Lau, Chinatown
Shredded pork with Szechuan perserved vegetable - probably not what I was expecting. I gave it a blank stare when it arrived. I was anticipating a stewed dish with lots of lovely gravy.

But hey ho, it's a new year. Fresh starts and all that. As for the colds, tummy bugs and all that ... nothing a good Chinese meal can't put to rights :)

New Year Meal - Joy King Lau, Chinatown
Dau mui with garlic - my favourite vegetable.

New Year Meal - Joy King Lau, Chinatown
Fried chicken with preserved red beancurd sauce - with a surprise of black fungus and golden needles (dried lily flowers) cooked in fermented beancurd hidden under the chicken.

Joy King Lau
3 Leicester St, London WC2H 7BL


Rafleesia said...

Poor bun...hope you are better now and that the Chinese meal put everything right! That celery dish looks yumzzz

Luscious Temptations said...

I agree ... poor me :( But nothing a good Chinese meal couldn't sort out! Believe it or not we went to Royal China for dim sum on Boxing Day and I was still sick after that. Royal China too Western la ;)