Do you live on da streets? More specifically, do you live on da streets of China? If yes, 给我你的猫. If not, let me take you to da streets…shawty! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmJbJs-9ST0). And more importantly, let me introduce you to the famous Chinese street delicacies. Here, we travel to the beautiful city of Shanghai, a perfect fusion of old and new China, and a perfect place to get fat. Get fat with these crispy-pancake like treats, but instead of IHOP, think more Indian Naan. These Scallion Pancakes are fried right on a hot oiled pan in the middle of da streets and handed out to people here and there and everywhere! The oil sizzles in a frenzy of fresh fried aroma as the gooey dough filled with a wonderful balance of salt and cut up scallion green onions turns into a crispy yet chewy confection of perfection. Street food in China is the best, quick foods sometimes, and it’s also the shadiest, but it’s a proven fact that shady is a-okay! (Shady Chinese food is the best Chinese food). Be careful though. I can tell you from experience that sickness is not uncommon…..BUT BE REAL, the delicious taste is WORTH IT. These pancakes are an any-time, any-day type of food. Eat it during breakfast…it is called a pancake, or just eat it as an appetizer, as a snack, as a dessert, use it as a taco, a tortilla, a pizza, a Frisbee, as anything you want it to be!! Diversity is delicious.
Song du jour: Lost by Frank Ocean http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsCjM7Y5JNY
“Lost, lost in the heat of it all…”