This month's Kitchen Trotter box is taking us to China so we'll have plenty of time to prepare for Chinese New Year, which is next month. We'll also be able to practise with the several pairs of chopsticks that came in the box, along with a bamboo placemat (which would be great for rolling sushi, which is a project for another day).
This month's box contained : Black Vinegar, Chilli Paste, Sichuan Peppercorns, Chinese 5 Spice, Goji Berries and something in the red envelope which, if I remember correctly, was Tea Buds, but I'll have to doublecheck !
There are also some Prawn Crackers that the kids will love to watch puff up.
And some preserved plums.
This month's recipes sound quite simple again - I'm hoping for something totally unknown next month that will take me out of my culinary comfort zone !
First up, Crunchy Vegetable Salad. Sounds nice and healthy.
Sauteed Noodles, Pork and Bamboo Shoots.
Sweet & Sour Chicken.
And finally Steamed Dumplings with Goji Berries.
Of course, I'll be back to share the recipes and show you how we got on as soon I've tried them.
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