Trip Start May 05, 2012
54Trip End Mar 01, 2013
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The recipe was pretty simple. Fry beaten eggs in a pan and season with a little salt; as though you were making scrambled eggs but sans milk. Remove from pan and put to the side. Then fry up spring onion and and once it has softened add in peeled tomatoes with a dash of soy sauce - go easy on the soy sauce as you don't want to spoil the simple natural flavours. Once the tomato has simmered and softened a bit add back in the egg and serve with rice. Since we didn't have any rice I made ours on instant noodles which I had cooked/boiled first then fried in a bit of oil and soy sauce to give them some flavour
(This is Evan's cooking by the way!)
Also in class today we learnt the Chinese word and character for Home, jia [jahh]. The character: 家 is a roof with a pig under it. Apparently in ancient times, as the character has not changed for a couple thousand years, if you were fortunate enough to be eating pork at your house then it must be a good home. Home is a very special concept in Chinese culture as no matter where you travel away to and regardless of whether you are successful or not, returning home will always make you happy. They also have a special way of saying "to go/return home" (hui [who-ee]) compared to the usual way of saying "to go places" (qǚ [choo]). We are both enjoying finding all these neat little romantic idioms of the Chinese language which neither of us really expected to find.