I gathered up some sauces, a packet of crispy rolls (Nems), and another of riz Cantonais (special fried rice) then headed to the grocery department to pick up a green bell pepper, pak choi, onions and mushrooms. There was a theme developing here................
After stopping off at our local Boucherie in Trevieres for a piece of fillet steak all the ingredients were in the bag for a Chinese style dinner for two.
Setting the table to suit the occasion quickly came together using a selection of white plates, bowls and platters mixed with vintage red and white English transfer ware, red napkins, rattan placemats and spare chopsticks found in a drawer!
hot pork and vegetable spring rolls (Nems)
aigre douce (sweet & sour)
citron et gingembre (lemon & ginger)
sriracha (spicy, hot, red pepper sauce)
a fragrant bowl of stir fried beef
with mushrooms, red onion, pak choi and green bell pepper
in a black bean sauce
Happy Year of the Dog from M'selle Fleur and me.