Thursday, January 1, 2015

International Food Challenge Event

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.  I hope everyone had a great holiday time.

First of all, I would like to thank Saraswathi from Sara's Yummy Bites for giving me the opportunity to host this month's International Food Challenge.  For this month's challenge we are heading towards China and we are going to try dishes from Fukien/Fujian region.

Fujian (conventional Fukien) region is a province in southeastern coast of China.  Fujian cuisine is also known as Min cuisine and it is one of the eight major cuisines of China.  This coastal province of Fujian is famous for its seafood dishes.

A famous dish of this region is Fotiaoqiang, usually translated as "Buddha Jumps over the Wall" which contains over 30 ingredients, including shark's fin, abalone, sea cucumber, dried scallops, duck, chicken breast, pig's trotters, mushrooms, pigeon eggs and other ingredients.  This dish is so rich and aromatic with complex flavors that the monk jumped over the wall of his wayside inn and abandoned his vegetarian diet just to savor this dish.

The dishes I chose from Fujian cuisines for this month’s challenge are

The posting dates for these recipes is Jan 31 2015 and a linky tool will be open from Jan 31 2015 to Feb 15 2015.

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