Friday, September 08, 2006
Fish on a Plate that Looks Like a Fish
Location: Qingdao, China.
Ingredients: Unidentified fish that I picked from an ice box, corn salad, rice, jasmine tea, Tsingtao beer.
Ahh, the Chinese coast. You could just walk into a restaurant and point at whatever seafood you felt like having (there was indeed a vast array). If it was alive, the chef would whack it over the sink, take it into the kitchen, and then work some magic with the seemingly endless number of sauces. If it was dead, he might still whack it over the sink just to be sure, but the magic would still ensue.
The suace on this particular fish was gorgeous and the flesh just melted away in my mouth. Washing it all down with some locally brewed Tsingtao beer made it that much better.