Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Soaking Up The Culture

Today we did a city tour which included the 6 Banyans Buddhist temple built in 500 AD and the Chen house.  The Chen house had many rooms filled with historic arts and crafts.  Some of the ivory carvings were incredible.  Wade, seen in this photo at the Chen house, does fine if he is moving or has something to eat.  Our new favorite is called a snow cracker.  It is a small rice cracker that is salted and lightly drizzled with sugar. Maybe the Asian grocery at home will stock them.  It's kind of a kettle corn taste and I just had some with peanut butter while he naps.

I have tried a lot of new things and am not brave enough for lots too.  One surprise is what they call a tea egg.  It's basically a hard boiled egg that is cooked in a mixture of tea, soy sauce and spices. It gives the plain old egg some zing.

Our breakfast buffet is over the top.  You can have English (baked beans and toast) Indian, American or Asian.  The spread of pastry and breads alone usually fills Mike's plate.  This morning I had congee with chicken.  Basically it's Granny Marshall's chicken and rice but cooked down to almost a porridge.

Well better wrap up.  I can't access my Blogger or Facebook accounts so many thanks to Mary and Mrs. Goodneedle for taking the time to post my e-mails. Aunt Mary you will have your work cut out for you in May!!!

7 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Here's hoping that you all are feeling better. I had to laugh at the breakfast buffet options; that English influence is still strong in New England where they serve up baked beans on breakfast plates as easily as grits are served here. Maybe Gregory is related to Wade, or has visited China, he asked me for fried chicken for breakfast yesterday! ;)

OhQuilter said...

So enjoy reading about your journey and again love the pictures. Hope to one day hear more in person!

Special K said...

He looks like he's drinking up the culture, too....he's into that bottle. Glad you're getting to experience some culture. Can't wait to have you all home!

KQ Sue said...

You can find rice crackers in most regular grocery stores in the oriental food or cracker aisle, also bulk food stores.

missy said...

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your posts and seeing the pictures. It has been great fun to log on each morninng and follow along on your adventure from the sidelines! Wade looks so perfectly "at home" and as if he is enjoying the adventure as well.

FRED SARA Mccall said...

Leanne, we are really glad that your emails are being posted and shared with us. We love reading about your days and seeing the changes in Wade. Hope you are feeling better.
Sara

kayt said...

First thing every morning at school, I check in to see the latest pictures and read about your adventures! What a wonderful experience!