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Being a Vegetarian in Shanghai. Being a vegetarian in Shanghai can be very trying at times! All vegetarians out there have surely been through the same things as me when trying to order food! So I thought I would do a list of some of the vegetarian restaurants around town. I love going to vegetarian restaurants, because for once I don’t need to call ahead to see if they can give me anything without meat and I have more than the one-token meatless dish on the menu to choose from! Also, I don’t end up walking out of the restaurant after paying the same price as everyone else still starving, while they are all complaining about being full!

So here is the list: Godly Vegetarian – Nanjing Xi Lu This restaurant is 80 years old and has everything a Vegetarian / Vegan could ask for. Price: $ Godly Vegetarian – Wuyuan Lu This is a spin off from the original Godly Vegetarian on Nanjing Xi Lu, but with a more specialized focus. Lucky Zen New Age Veggie - Huaihai Zhong & Super Brand Mall Price: $$ Annamaya. Where to Find the Best Coffee in Shanghai. China is increasingly becoming a nation of coffee drinkers, a trend that is quietly percolating out beyond the confines of cosmopolitan Shanghai and Beijing. As more and more tea terraces are converted to profitable coffee plantations in the country’s mountainous southwest regions, and with the number of Costa Coffee and Starbucks locations still on the upswing, it’s never been easier to find a decent cup of joe. Domestic yields and processing capabilities for coffee beans are exploding, especially in the Pu’er region of Yunnan, home to the famous black tea, as coffee bushes take over ever more of the arable land.

Companies like Starbucks and Nestle are active in the region, looking for a stable domestic supply for the market. Costa Coffee is planning to more than double its presence in China by 2017, adding 400 more cafés over the next few years. Nestle expects China’s per capita annual consumption of coffee to grow from three to four cups currently to seven cups. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.


Food. Chicken. This is Indian comfort food at its best – a warm, spicy bowl of chicken drowning in a rich and flavorful brown gravy served over a bowl of steaming white rice. Curry is often associated with Indian cooking and is usually understood to mean “gravy” or “sauce” rather than “spices”. Curry’s popularity in recent decades has spread outward from the Indian subcontinent to figure prominently in international cuisine. Consequently, each culture has adopted spices in its indigenous cooking to suit its own unique tastes and cultural sensibilities.

Yet even with its acceptance worldwide, this dish spells home to many Indians. Method for Preparation Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with rice pilaf or tandoori parantha. Bhindi Masala | Punjabi Bhindi Masala Recipe | Side Dish Chapatis Rotis | Tickling Palates. Bhindi Masala is a semi gravy side dish from Punjab made with sautéed bhindi (okra) cooked in a spicy masala that goes very well with chapatis, rotis or phulkas This is one of my favorite recipe using Bhindi (okra) as you cannot feel the sliminess of the vegetable in any way. At home we like to have this subzi hot and spicy but you can very well adjust the spice levels according to your taste.

Its also very easy to pack for kids and adults in lunch boxes as its not loose enough to spill. Its exam time and with two boys studying in different schools with different timings, I’m having a very difficult time coping up with them and I’m spending more time driving around in the hot sun and studying subjects with them. Even when I was their age, neither do I remember being stressed out like this nor my mom over me. As and by they grow, its becoming more difficult to keep them entertained for some period of time.

There I have vented out and it feels so good. Ingredients: Instructions: Notes: Simple Basmati Rice Recipe. Directions This is the most important part: Wash the rice! Place the rice in a large bowl and fill with fresh, room temperature water. Swirl your hand through the water and the rice; the water will go cloudy. That's all the starch that we're trying to remove in order to have individual grains of rice, not the sticky kind that's popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisine. (According to traditional Indian wisdom, this also makes the rice easier to digest because so much of the starch has been removed). Fill up the bowl 1 more time and let the rice soak for 30 minutes. At the end of 30 minutes, drain the rice. Add the rice, stir, and wait until the water comes back to a full boil.

At the end of 15 minutes, cut the heat. Chicken Cooking Times. Chicken cooking times are based on USDA recommendations. If your cooking frozen chicken expect it to take fifty percent longer. Frozen chicken can be cooked on the stove, in the oven or grilled. Chicken must be cooked to a minimum temperature of 165F according to a food thermometer. You should check the innermost part of the thigh and wing and the thickest part of the breast. Ideally you should give the chicken 5 to 10 minutes, covered for the juice to redistribute before cutting the chicken open to help the meat stay juicy. Oven Roasting Chicken Times at 350 Fahrenheit Whole broiler or fryer chicken 3-4 pounds: 1 ¼ -1 ½ hoursWhole roasting chicken 5-7 pounds: 2-2 ¼ hoursWhole capon chicken 4 to 8 pounds: 2-3 hoursWhole Cornish hens 18 to 24 ounces: 50-60 minutesBreast halves, bone-in 6 to 8 ounces: 30-40 minutesBreast half, boneless 4 ounces: 20-30 minutesLegs or thighs 4 or 8 ounces: 40-50 minutesDrumsticks 4 ounces: 35-40 minutesWings or wingettes 2 to 3 ounces: 30-40 minutes.

How to prevent yogurt from curdling when making curries? Yogurt is a major ingredient in making Indian Curries. The cow-milk yogurt will separate when heated beyond a given point, unless it is stabilized. In the olden days, yogurt for cooking was made from freshly drawn buffalo whole-milk. It did not curdle with heat. Technically, foods high in proteins and acids (yogurt has lactic acid), become unstable with high heat. You may choose to add Cow-milk yogurt at the end of cooking to minimize effects of high heat. You can stabilize cow-milk yogurt by stirring-in a starch to the yogurt before cooking. Steps to prevent yogurt from curdling during cooking Following steps will prevent yogurt from curdling 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Recipe for Stabilized Yogurt Cow’s milk yogurt will separate when heated beyond a certain point. 1. 2. 3. 4. Mix all ingredients together in a heavy saucepan. Stabilized yogurt can be stored in the refrigerator for 2 weeks.