As the title suggests we took a day-trip to visit one of the world famous Fujian Tulou cluster. So a little background on the Tulou. They are round or rectangular earthen structures built by the Hakka in the mountainous areas as their homes. Tulous were built with a compact mixture of earth, stone, wood and a few other things which I cannot recall. These magnificent structures were built without a single nail yet, they have withstood the test of time for over 600 years. The Fujian Tulou were listed as a UNESCO Heritage Site in 2008. There is so much to it that I think it would be best for me to refer you to the Unesco page as they are probably better at relaying history than I am.
I am so excited to be sharing this post with all of you today! As the title states, I am finally sharing my Kolo Mee recipe!! This is the stuff of dreams. I think it is safe to say that most Sarawakians’ abroad crave this dish, miss it to the point that you dream of it. For those of you who live in a country where you can buy decent ready made Kolo Mee, I’m jealous of your good fortune. I happen to live in a city where this is not an option. So the only way for me to satisfy my craving is to make it from scratch; starting with the noodles.
Hello all! I have been a busy bee this week because the baby sister is around. We have been spending time together doing all that sister time stuff. It has been great having her around and I can even have her help me do some filming for the Sarawak Kolo Mee post that will be up next (promise! ). In the mean time I thought I’d continue writing about our trip to China.
Remember in the last post how I said that we visited Gulangyu and that it was a nightmare? Well this is where you will learn all about it.
Hello everyone! Time to take a break from the travel tales but not from Asia because…its dumpling time ! I am finally back with another recipe which, if you can’t tell, I absolutely LOVE. This recipe has seen me through exam periods and times where I can’t be bothered cooking. Best of all, you can tweak and swap ingredients to suit! Sometimes I make a cabbage, mushroom and pork version.
With this recipe I am also going to teach you how to make the wrappers. It is superbly easy to make by hand and even more so now that I have a noodle maker that also spits out dumpling wrappers. After I tried making my own wrappers, I never bought them again. It just tastes so much better when homemade cause you know…you made it, it has to be good right?