Sunday, January 11, 2009 ;
Ayi taught me how to cook the Korean pancake for this week.
The batter was flour mixed with water and egg (somewhat like normal pancakes). The stuff we added in were jiu cai (what's that is English?), carrot, onions and cuttlefish. All cut into strips.
Dh loved it, cos he loves cuttlefish. I like it as a whole cos I like how the onions make it sweet, the jiucai fragrant and the cuttlefish lent texture. The edges were crispy. The kids? They ate off the edges of the pancake, and wherever there wasn't any jiucai or cuttlefish. Wasted on them.
Ayi left the rest of the batter for me to make on my own for dinner. There was so much, so I gave some to my neighbor. She said her younger son loved it. At least her kids appreciated food more than mine! Sigh.
Went to 大胡同 with H and her elder son on Wed (7th) to buy some creepy crawlies in bulk for ds1's jungle party, and some green pails as the kids' goody holder (since they are jungle explorers). Found lots of stuff you could buy in bulk, and therefore very cheap. Think the former Concourse or the current Middle Road shops, but mutiplied by 100. There were at least 100 stalls there. We'd never be able to finish exploring Dahutong in my stay here, even if we are here for 2 yrs.
Lots of stalls were selling CNY decorations already.
Went to Carrefour yesterday (10th) and saw this stall selling paper cutouts. So beautiful. We bought one. They are so skilful, being able to cut out any pattern you want, and with all those intricate details. Now I am afraid that while putting it up on my wall, I may tear it, cos the paper pattern is linked by such narrow and tiny strips of paper.. The design is so delicate...
Remember the bricks I bought at a Korean fair? We (me, ds1, ds2) built the castle halfway, realised we forgot to leave gaps for windows and a gate, then we started to just anyhow build our own buildings after that, without following the instructions.
The boys build rockets, and cannons from the bricks. Took this pic cos I am going to dismantle the whole thing soon (in preparation for CNY and ds1's party).
Must declutter and clear up space for the jungle I plan to recreate in the house for the party!
rainbows every day, do not worry for the morrow