Sunday, September 20, 2009

Good to see you again!

Canapé: (left) with hard swiss cheese and pickles (right) salmon mousse and roasted pepper and garlic

wow, I have been gone for 2 months. I didn't do much in Hongkong, I rather spent more time with my family. We ate out 1 or 2 times everyday, plus my mom always made something at home. Everyone and everything fought for the attention of my tastebuds...

Hongkong cuisine can be overwhelming (ingredients used) and complicated (cooking method). By the night time I felt the need to unwind myself so opted for the most simple food, like wine, oysters, bread. People from other tables were never able to sit still to enjoy their food, always jammed in some actions, like tossing dices, smoking turkish water pipes, pressing cell phones for sending sms or calls... but they didn't do each at different time, but all at the same time.

In the street I saw countless of ESO Canon camera (the high price-range ones) with an arm-length len. People struggled with snuggling their camera... and their young kids... and the melting ice-cream... and the flying away balloons...

Our life is frolicking confetti!

I wonder how they react when they sit in a tiny aeroplane seat for 12 hours...

... and when they see this sandwich: a lye roll with a slice of Gruyère and a bit of pickle.

Such roll was served to us during the flight to Zurich. It looked so 'sad' in the beginning, but no no no! I was so wrong; after one bite... heavenly!!! The simplest ingredients come together for a mighty favor!

Less is more.

I can't recreate lye roll at home, but I got some of the best artisan bread at local bakeries, starting from there I've done 2 types of canapé. Let this little fiesta continues in Barcelona :)

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The ingredients for making the first canapes: You'll need good quality of artisan rolls, hard swiss cheese like Gruyere or Emmentaler and pickles

The ingredients for making the second canapes: You'll need salmon, milk, a yolk from salted duck egg, spice and cornstarch (all these for the mousse), roasted garlic, roasted red pepper and mint leaves.

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8 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Great to read you again!

Scrumptious looking food! Sometimes, less is more...

Cheers,

Rosa

Sophie said...

MMMMMM,...welcomeback!! Don't forget about the award , I gave you!! Come & pick it over @
http://sophiesfoodiefiles.blogspot.com/2009/09/sophies-speedy-mixed-berry-cake-some.html

The food looks yummie!!

I hope you had a fab holiday!!!

Mishmash ! said...

welcome back :)

Ginny said...

looks great! glad to have you back! :)

Anh said...

Welcome back, gattina!

ChichaJo said...

Good to see you back! And with such yummy canapes at that! :)

Parita said...

Good to see you back, i had tried your mini fig baskets and they were delicious and so cute, thank you!

Bill Medifast said...

These look really good. I am always looking to try out something new and different and this looks like a winner. Thanks for the posts been reading a bunch all morning.

Bill M.