This week I decided to change a little, and come with something new and interesting. I was thinking about writing a post on a state or a city of United State. But I wanted a post different with what I have the use to do. The three only place I ever been in United State are Florida, New-York and New Jersey. All this place on the East coast. I was curious to know if the West coast was the same as the East one. My friend in class was talking to me about her amazing trip on the coast West and in my mind I thought what a perfect timing. So I take the big decision to begin a collaboration with her. And ask her if instead of writing my own post about California from my point of view. I could of add the link of her blog in my post because what is better than discover a country from a backpacker point of view that been there? But California isn't the only place she went on the continent of America (Canada) so if you want a check for her other great posts, go ahead and leave a comment about what you think. And if you are a visual person, she has amazing picture about all her trips that she posts in her blog. So here we go, I hope you will enjoy your little trip to California by her blog: https://worldviewvibes.wordpress.com/2017/01/30/40/
Today my post will be about the amazing Chinese fondue. I believe that traveling isn't only about buying a ticket to go somewhere else than home far away, but about discovery something new... What is better than food to do this? So for all my hungry little bloggers this is the recipe of this amazing meal from Chinese. Chinese Fondue can include any variety of meats, vegetables or noodles depending on individual tastes.
1 Step: Prepare a broth in a large pot or wok that will be used to cook the hot pot ingredients. ◦ A simple broth can be made by boiling water with the addition of meat bones or fish heads and a combination of herbs (ginger, goji berries, red dates, bay leaf, cloves, star anise, whole dried red chilies, cinnamon bark, fennel), seasonings (white pepper, sichuan peppercorn), and vegetables (scallions, garlic, napa cabbage, mushrooms). You will want to boil the ingredients until the water has been reduced and becomes infused with the flavor of the ingredients; then, strain the broth. ◦ Traditional combinations include: ▪ 1) Plain: Chicken and/or pork bone, ginger, goji berries, red dates, white pepper, scallions, and optional napa cabbage and/or mushrooms; ▪ 2) Spicy Mala: Beef bone, ginger, garlic, chili oil, whole dried red chilies, bay leaf, star anise, cinnamon stick, cloves, and fried tofu puffs. In both recipes you can substitute the meat broth with vegetable broth for vegetarians or vegans.
Step 2: Slice a variety of meats and fish thinly to be cooked in the hot pot. Slicing thinly will ensure tha t the ingredients will cook quickly and fully. Choose any proteins. You can make your hot pot using the more traditional method of using the meats and seafood that are local to you.
Step 3: Select and prepare some vegetables. • Wash and prepare some leafy greens. Popular options include: watercress, bok choy, tong ho, spinach, napa cabbage, cabbage, lettuce, snow pea leaves, daikon, taro, lotus root, winter melon, kabocha squash, tomato, and quarter cobs of corn.
Step 4: Have enough noodles for all of your guests alongside the hot pot to eat with their selections as a side dish, or simply use the broth to cook the noodles at the end of the meal. The noodles will be infused with the flavors of all of the ingredients that everyone has cooked in it.
Step 5: Add other ingredients if desired. For more variety, consider incorporating dumplings, rice cakes, and tangyuan
Step 6: Place a variety of condiments on the table where you are dining and encourage your guests to create their own sauce to dip their ingredients. Typical condiments to prepare a sauce include satay sauce, hot mustard, soy sauce, black vinegar, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, chili oil, and s weet chili sauce. You can also include chopped garlic, scallions, and raw egg.
Step 7: Transfer your broth, omitting any solids, into a wok, clay pot or any pot that is wide and shallow so that everyone will be able to easily dip their ingredients into it. Place an electric heating plate on the table where you will be eating and place the broth on top of it to keep it hot.
This week, I took the decision that we will all go visit Italy. So much history, monument and place to visit. Italy is situating in the South of Europe so don't worry you won't get cold so easily. The mother language of this country is Italian.
Your first step should be in Rome, visiting the Colosseum, the 2000-year-old Pantheon, the palace ruins of the Palatino and the famous Vatican Museum. Superstitious bloggers I have the perfect place to visit for you. The Trevi Fountain where you can toss a coin and make a wish in the same time.
Florence is the city if art and wine. The Uffizi gallery is an incomparable art that you must visit for sure as well as the create work of Michelangelo's David. The other city you must visit would be Venice. You should glide down the Grand Canal, by gondola or water bus. The Basilica di San Marco and looking like a photograph taking picture of Venetian architecture.
Italy is even more famous for its food. For some of us who thing that American pizza are the best pizza in the worlds... This means you never tried real Italian pizza in a little in a typical restaurant near to the canyon. Some rumors said that more people are travelling to Italy uniquely to have the chance to taste the delicious food from this country. The famous risotto, the olive oil and lemon-laced grilled fish. Some expresso and sweet treats in Naples for my coffee addict bloggers, the legendary pizza in room.
For my over 21 readers, you can always try a diversity of alcohol such as Brunello, Chianti, Prosecco, Montepulciano and Soave wines. But don't forget to don't abuse from it like we said everything is better in a small quantity.
For nature and history lover, Mexico will be a really exotic place for you little bloggers. Located in the South of North America. The first language of this country is Spanish, but don't worry for some of you that doesn't speak Spanish I'm sure a lot of them speak English.
Because I know how breakfast is so important for my little bloggers to begin them day, Mexicans are pro in making breakfast. Restaurant over there will serve you breakfast from 8h to 12h-1h. Eggs are the most important part of breakfast dish in Mexico. So get ready to have eggs with tomatoes, chili pepper, onions always serve with the famous frijoles. The fondas, little traditional restaurants in Mexico will be your best friend! Serving tacos, quesadillas and tortas... your stomach will be in paradise.
For my sport lovers, the Mexican catch also call lucha free over there will be an experience you will never forget. But for some of you who doesn't like brutality, my soft heart bloggers the scuba-diving will be your little thing, swimming between the beautiful multicolor fishes of the Caribbean Sea.
P.S: For my adventures bloggers don't forget to go see the Maya temple.
This week, I gonna talk about the mysterious China. Chinese English don't worry they will be able to understand you if you don't speak Chinese, so relax.
My little starving bloggers, I know you most love Asian food, who actually doesn't?! So here a little about the food you should try over there. The huoguo is a Chinese fondue, the ingredients are meat, fish, noodles, herbs, soy cheese, etc.... This dish is a festival of tastes and sensations. And let's not forget the famous eggs of hundred years, the pidan. It is a cane eggs that you conserved during 100 days in a mix of argil and other ingredients. During this 100 days, the yellow of the egg and the white mix together and take a green translucent color. Green color I know doesn't really look amazing but you don't want to be stupid so let's try.
As activities for my bloggers thinkers, you can found in the street tables with people playing carts, dominos, lotto, cricket fight, mah-jongg, raise, etc.... So just enjoy try to play and learn some news strategies.
P.S: For my adventure bloggers who which to walk hours and hours, don't forget to pass by the Chinese Mural.
Mauritius Island is a little island situated in the middle of the Indian Ocean. It is a little paradisiac place. The best season to go over there it during fall because the winter and spring have a lot of hurricane due to the hot weather. The official language of the country is French but they also speak Chinese, English and Creole.
For bloggers that love food, one of the specialty of Mauritius is the vindaye a dish from the west of India. It is cooking with mustard, vinegar, onions, spices and fishes. But for the bloggers that are not really gourmand, samosas are perfect for you. It is an appetizer, that you can find everywhere.
People who love the beach or the sea... Mauritius is the perfect place for you. A lot of activities are available as kitesurf, surf, sailboat cruise, deep sea fishing, scuba-diving. The beaches are really relaxing, the sea is turquoise and really limpid.
Mauritius Island is a little paradisiac place lost in the middle of nowhere. For people who wish to lost themselves for a little without any worry. This is your place.
Alaska is the 49 states of United State. Its capital is Juneau. The superficial of Alaska is 1 717 854 km2. Considered as the biggest state, it is also the state with the smallest population (731 thousand citizens).
Compared to what peoples think Alaska have activities for every mood. When people goes in vacation they always want to have fun. For this I have the perfect activities fishing and kayak in Alaska through Alaska southern highlights including Glacier Bay and Kenai Fjords. Driving person will probably prefer to getting around Alaska by road exploring the interior and South-central of Alaska If like spicy road trip you can always leave for adventure by renting a kayak or a boat and explore the glacier-fed turquoise lake. Alaska is one of the state with the greatest museums and historic sites.
Alaska as delicious wild berry and are specialist in seafood. The also enjoy eating large animals such as moose, caribou, elk, or bear. This meats are from the basis of people's daily routine. Especially for people who live outside of the main cities.
Hope you will enjoy this Alaska Roadtrip video made by Graeme J. :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMR4XjuGwEg&index=6&list=PLTlI0Qx8fCmnjEdYojGTngoJhQ78gZ1bV&t=29s