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Annnnd China Has Just Moved To The Top Of My Travel Dream List.

I only have one thing to say about the fact that my dad’s girlfriend, Mei, is Chinese:

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Shrimp & pea pod stir fry.

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Kung pao chicken with peanuts and bamboo shoots.

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Five spice pork dumplings.

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Red stewed pork & potatoes.

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Ma la beef. (I read about “ma la” in one of my recent Saveur magazines. It’s a really cool chili spice heat followed by a numbing tactile sensation on the tongue from┬áSichuan peppercorns. Awesome.)

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Garlic green bean and Shiitake mushroom stir fry.

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Triple delight dumplings (with shrimp, egg, pork & wood ear mushrooms).

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I can never order take-out from our local strip mall “Chinese” chain restaurant again.

Dammit.

Katie

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Rebecca
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Ummmm I think you forgot to take something to Minnesota – ME! That looks AMAZING. Enjoy it all!!!

Katie
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It would definitely be even more fun if you were here!! :)

Dennis Hong
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Have I mentioned that Melissa and I are going to China in June?

*gloat gloat gloat gloat gloat*

Katie
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Ahhhh no way!!! That is SO cool!!!

NovaBlast
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That food looks good yumm I lived in Dalian and Xi’an China for a while teaching English in my early 20’s

Katie
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What an amazing experience!! I’m totally jealous I’ve always wanted to teach English in a foreign country.

Andi
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Holy sh*t I am SO jealous!!!!!!!!!!!! What gorgeous photos!

Katie
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Why thank you, m’dear!! It was such an incredible meal!

Ally
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Ahhh they all look delicious!

Katie
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They were! :)

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