Hongkong for dummies
- €1,43 a person
- 4 persons
- 500 g chicken wings
- 50 g Yanco Glass noodles Tian Tian (500 ml water)
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 union
- 4 tablespoon sunflower oil
- 6 tablespoon oyster sauce
- 1 cabbage (300 ml water)
- 300 g basmati rice (1000 ml water)
- 2 pans
- 1 stirring spoon
- 1 knife
- 1 cutting board
In my final year as a communication student, I share the classroom with internationals. Everyone has introduced themselves during the first lesson, in which I met Charlie and Jason from Hong Kong. They told the class that living in Hong Kong has been rough lately. The demonstrations are all over the news and every time I read a news article about this subject I feel sad and get goose bumps all over my skin. I keep on asking myself if there’s anything we can do to help the people in Hong Kong, is Europe powerful enough to do so? From most Dutch perspectives, the situation that’s happening in Hong Kong feels far away; none of our business. Because of that, I wondered what their story is and how they experience this current situation.
When we finished our first class, I found Jason struggling with his Swapfiets. In that moment, it hit me that the fact that for example riding a bike feels so natural to me, doesn’t necessarily mean people from other cultures experience this the same way I do. Riding a bicycle, braking, extending your hand and watch the traffic, all at the same time goes so natural for me, but turns out to be much harder for people that aren’t used to this. How come Jason and me are so different in what feels ‘normal’? Grinning, I cycled next to Jason and explained how to brake his bicycle. In the meantime, Charly was doing a surprisingly good job. We crossed a Jumbo Supermarket on our way, which gave me the opportunity to show my internationals class mates some traditional Dutch candy. I let them taste, drop, stroopwafels and pepernoten. After having shared this experience, Charlie asked me if I would like to join them for dinner. Without hesitation, my answer was yes. As an adopted import Chinese, I’ve been eating Nasi Goreng from Conimex at home, which isn’t even Chinese. But it was the most exotic dish my parents have cooked for me.
I thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality of both Charlie and Jason, the two international students, who served me Some traditional Chinese food. The result of being openminded to other cultures could lead to beautiful and spontaneous moments. On this first Friday of the semester, we have created our very own tradition: cooking for each other every Friday.
Next Friday is my turn to shine. I will proudly serve them traditional Dutch ‘andijviestamppot’. Hopefully they will be equally impressed by the dinner I’m going to serve them. I was so impressed by their Chinese traditional food, that I tried to cook their recipe at home.
So, are you tired of your Chinese restaurant in your own street? Or are you open to try something new? No rocket science or fuss with this culinary triumph and imagine yourself in an Asian world.
1. Season the chicken wings with salt. Leave it for 10 minutes.
2. Put 2 pans on high heat. One pan with 500 ml water and the other pan with 1000 ml water.
3. When the water is boiling, add 300 g rice in one pan and 50 g glass noodles in the other pan. Cook the rice for 8 minutes on low heat. You can cook the glass noodles 5 minutes and rinse them in cold water.
4. Chop the garlic in small pieces and cut the union in half rings. Wash and peel the cabbage one by one. Cut them in big pieces
5. Heat 2 tablespoon sunflower oil in the skillet. When it’s heated enough, add some garlic. Add the chicken wings and bake them golden brown. Add the union and after 5 minutes add 50 ml water with 2 tablespoons oyster sauce. Let this cook for 5 minutes.
6. Heat 2 tablespoon sunflower oil in the other skillet. Add the cabbage and reduce the pieces. Add 300 ml water. After 5 minutes add the glass noodles with 4 tablespoon oyster sauce. Let this cook for another 5 minutes and your soup is ready.
In Asia it’s traditional to share your food. Put all pans on the table and enjoy your traditional Asian dish together.
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