The best of China on a plate

While the World rants about comparing the GDPs of India and China without much regard for the culture, social psyche, historical incidents and specially the political character that shape these countries, I indulge in the best of what China has to offer. Food is the few places where comparisons become redundant as there is nothing right or wrong about it. It doesn’t have to be a certain way, just has to taste good.

Sesame seed balls, as yum as they look. Delicious desserts cooked for special occasions :) Credits and recipe: http://dessertfirstgirl.com/2007/02/chinese_year_of.html

#1 Sesame seed balls, as yum as they look. Delicious desserts cooked for special occasions! Credits and recipe: http://dessertfirstgirl.com/2007/02/chinese_year_of.html

Nice bakery in French concession at an fu lu x wulumqui lu serves these amazing muffins. Recommended by a friend! Recipe at: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/poppy-seed-muffins/

#2 Nice bakery in French concession at an fu lu x wulumqui lu serves these amazing muffins. Recommended by a friend! Recipe at: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/poppy-seed-muffins/

#3 A beautiful home cooked meal, which we were lucky enough to experience

Simply fried chicken with skin

Simply fried chicken with skin

Golden tofu with crunchy sliced bok choy or more commonly known as Chinese cabbage

Golden tofu with crunchy sliced bok choy or more commonly known as Chinese cabbage

Steamed and sautéd fresh green beans in a mild soy and chilli flavour

Steamed and sautéed fresh green beans in a mild soy and chilli flavour

A great food experience has to be accompanied by great company, luckily we did!

A great food experience has to be accompanied by great company, luckily we did!

#4 The authentic Chinese greens which make you feel healthy even if you just sit and stare at them

#4 The authentic Chinese greens which make you feel healthy even if you just sit and stare at them

Candied fruit that looks like food fit for a fairy tale. It's available very easily as street food

#5 Candied fruit that looks like food fit for a fairy tale. It’s available very easily as street food

#6 Scallops, not my favourite. But a must-try delicacy!

#6 Scallops, not my favourite. But a must-try delicacy!

#7 Interesting salty porridge is a common accompaniment, even with fried chicken!

#7 Interesting salty porridge is a common accompaniment, even with fried chicken!

#8 The amazing street side BBQ, I personally preferred the vegetarian version to the  much controversial non vegetarian!

#8 The amazing street side BBQ, I personally preferred the vegetarian version to the much controversial non vegetarian!

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