Food & Cuisine

Published on March 28th, 2011 | by Paz


Favorite meal of the week

What was the best meal you ate all week? I thought it would be fun to share what our favorite meal of the week was with everyone. So every week I will post our favorite meal and share some pictures and insight into what we are eating, cost and preparation. 

This meal was eaten on Saturday evening and as you can tell by the tablecloth, it took place at our good old kitchen table. The picture doesn’t really give it enough credit. I will learn how to take better pictures with more practice.

Meal:  This meal consisted of pork and veggie steamed dumplings, Yu Choy Sum gently fried with salt and garlic, noodles and an egg.

No…this whole bowl is not for me. Wanted to make that clear before I moved on. But yes…I almost finished all of it.

Here is a picture of Yu Choy Sum before it is cooked.

It was delicious! I know it might not look great…but please just know that it is the lighting.

I wish I could take credit for this yummy meal, however I cannot. We have a nanny that also does all of our cooking. Yes this has been a gift from the heavens to have someone cook our food and have it on the table when we are ready to eat.

Getting the food fresh every morning is normally a joint venture for Zeek and the Nanny. They go and purchase the fresh ingredients at our local market for the day and then she returns to create wonders in our kitchen.

Price:      We roughly spend 60 Yuan daily on food. That equals about $9.00 for 3 adults and two kids to eat 3 full well balanced meals. This is extremely cheap for us. I have to add that China has it right in their pricing on food. The healthier the food, the less expensive it is. The more processed the food, the more expensive it is. So if we wanted to maintain our “Wisconsin diet” we would go broke pretty quick. But eating veggies and meat with some noodles and rice will not only help get us lean but will also keep our expenses down. Our vegetables are crazy cheap!!! One bundle of Yu Choy Sum (that can be used in 3 meals) costs roughly .60 cents…. how can you go wrong with that!

I have to add that although there are many crazy things that we have found in the market, that Chinese food in all is DELICIOUS!!! We are very happy with all of the food that has been put on our table and we have eaten in restaurants. There is never a shortage of yummy things to try.

Stay tuned for next weeks dish!


About the Author

Paz is an avid adventurer in life and food. Traveling across the globe with her family they enjoy cultural immersion and checking out the local eateries.

7 Responses to Favorite meal of the week

  1. Heather says:

    Yum! & I’ve always thought that’s how food should be priced! Junk food should be luxury items, not healthy food.

    • Paz says:


      You are so right! That is how food should be priced. Why is the good food more expensive…and why is that okay?! I have to admit the higher prices do make a think twice before buying something that is unheathly. So it is working.

  2. Genevieve Garzon says:

    I have to say.. you are right about one thing.. It doesn’t look pretty. Can’t wait to get some of that good cookin!!
    Love ya!

  3. Angela White says:

    I second Genny – I’m looking forward to some tasty meals when you get back… I’ll provide drinks and desert:-)

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