Stuff written by Ming

China VII

Last week we went to a Traditional Chinese Medicine Museum. Quite a few photos so it took me a while to even work up the effort to resize these. Some gross stuff. For my family at Accountants Australia:
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China VI

Three nights ago, I had one of the most disgusting meals I’ve ever had, here in China. Before that, I had a nice meal. So, here are some food photos! I couldn’t finish it, about a third of the way … Continue reading
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China V

Umm, here are some photos. I forgot my camera, so these were all taken on an iPhone 5. The quality’s not too bad.
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China IV

A list of things. If you can’t access Wikipedia in China, how does anyone … learn anything? I’m not sure why, but a phrase I hear all the time is, “You’re Australian? You don’t look Australian.” While walking with my … Continue reading
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China III

It turns out that there weren’t enough people in Level 1.5 or 2 for the administrators to keep it—which means those people get put into level 1 or 3 depending on the skill-level (and I’m not good enough to get … Continue reading
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China II

I think I can survive entirely on foodstuffs that cost me 5RMB. There’s a sliver of vegetable there. Some of them even have healthy vegetables, and not just lettuce. Let’s face it; lettuce is a cop-out of a vegetable. May … Continue reading
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China

5RMB lunches and dinners. That’s 77c in Australian money. Nice.
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One week left for the Big Cake Bake 2012!

Hi all! So there’s just one week left to get your donations on, and if you happen to be nearby (anywhere from Nedlands and its surrounds, southwards to ... Leeming and its surrounds,) you can pre-order a cake from me! … Continue reading
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Red Cross Big Cake Bake 2012 update

Hello everybody! I’d like to say a very big thank you to celebrity Chef Emmanuel Stroobant, as he has graciously donated a recipe (that looks children-friendly!) in the name of charity. Here’s the deal: whomsoever donates the largest amount (a … Continue reading
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Dry-ageing beef

A friend found an article that details how to dry-age beef at home, which sounds so fantastic that I couldn’t stop myself from trying even if I am on a diet that I’m going to conveniently ignore. So, I decided … Continue reading
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Australian Red Cross’ Big Cake Bake fundraiser 2012

Hello, internet. I have been bullied into hosting a campaign for the Australian Red Cross’ Big Cake Bake fundraiser. It goes to a good cause—depending on how much I can raise, your contributions could go to food, clothing and shelter … Continue reading
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Long absence

I know I haven’t posted in a very long time, which is terrible, but I’ve been … under the weather. I will have new stuff coming soon. Recipes, reviews, interesting stuff! Until then …
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A letter from a fan

Dear Bee Gees, Firstly, I must tell you that I am a long-term fan of your work. I have listened to your songs since I was young. At first I mostly liked the earlier stuff that I confess, I had … Continue reading
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Taking experiments too far

So, pork. When done right, it’s tender, juicy, and packed with flavour. It pairs well with a lot of different things, which makes it a versatile and whimsical meat. Sometimes though, too much of a good thing is a very, … Continue reading
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Food for family II

So, Tim came back for a very short while back in July, and we hastily prepared a little dinner for each our families. I took the chance to use my new Wedgewood plates, which I had bought only two of, … Continue reading
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