Category Archives: Food spotlight

China food souvenirs: dried fruit

Mom is back in town! She has brought back sweets from China: dried persimmon, dried longan, dried grapes (aka raisins) and dried figs. Dried fruit is an excellent souvenir from China. Easy to take home, not that expensive and delicious. And if the home front doesn’t like it; more for you! Persimmon (Kaki in Dutch) […]
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How to make pulled noodles 拉面(lamian)

When dad was in town, he made thick flat pulled noodles. I filmed the process and here is the video:  It’s not a complete recipe, because I don’t know the flour and water measurements. For the people who are good in ‘winging it’. Here are my steps of how I would make it: Pulled […]
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Asian food to NL (part 2)

I am missing Asian food. So here are some food items I am craving and wishing to come to the Netherlands. Let’s go!                   Read part 1 here. Jianbing breakfast Let’s start the day with streetfood breakfast from China. Jianbing are thin crepes with egg, crispy dough, scallions […]
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Asian food, please come to the Netherlands

These days I was thinking about all the noodle shops that have popped up the last year. And I am really happy that it’s now so easy to get a good bowl of noodles in the Netherlands (NL). But then I thought: “I want more good Asian food coming to the Netherlands!” It’s never enough, […]
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Recipe: Xinjiang lamb skewers – 羊肉串

Hi Food lovers, I have written a BBQ lamb skewer recipe before and today I am sharing the video version with you. My father will show you how to make it. For all the measurements and steps, check out the written recipe. Story time! My father has created this recipe and he has fine tuned […]
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100 posts! & Pulled noodles by dad

Hooray! The 100th post on Lazy Pig Passion! 😀 Let’s celebrate with some delicious looking photos. Dad is back in town and he made (one of) my favorite food: 拉面 (la mian), pulled noodles. The best noodles are the wide belt-like noodles. With a delicious topping sauce: beef, garlic, tomato, bell peppers and egg. Just […]
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Dutch fries

Fries (or chips); delicious deep fried potato strips. Belgium is famous for their fat ‘Vlaamse frieten’, but did you know Dutch people can also make delicious fries? In this post I will share some places which serve delicious fries. We have a lot of potatoes which we can transform into fries. Besides the fries, Dutch […]
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Dutch Gems: Drop aka Licorice

My favorite candy in the world is licorice, in Dutch “drop”.  Drop is something you have to get used to, it tastes salty, sweet, bitter? I don’t know, it just tastes like drop. Drop is something you will encounter when you live in the Netherlands. I grew up with drop. When I went to China […]
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When in Hongkong eat Pineapple Bun!

What is this strange giraffe bun? It’s a pineapple bun! There is no pineapple used in this bread, but the shell looks like the skin of a pineapple. Though my picture looks like a giraffe skin and the photo is more like a turtle. This bun exists out of sweet white bread, topped with a cookie […]
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Hongkong Day 3: Buddha and Dimsum

When going to Hongkong one thing you should always eat is dimsum. Dimsum (點心) means little dishes. People often eat it in Guangzhou and Hongkong. Dimsum originates from the Cantonese. History Long long time ago travellers on the Silk road would stop at Tea houses to drink tea and relax. Before an imperial doctor said […]
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