Lots of people worry about
“What if I don't like English food?”
“it’s said that it’s terrible.”
I believe that many were determined to cook by themselves. Before they come to the UK, as they love Chinese food deeply. But are bothered by not knowing how to do the shop, or can’t get rid of the limited dishes they could cook.
I have been through that time when I was my first time in the UK.But gradually I found my way to cook my own Chinese.
Today we will talk about
how to shop in a Chinese way in the UK.
Explore Chinese Supermarket
Chinese supermarkets, or Asian supermarkets, are the places where all Asian would visit once they settled somewhere out of Asia. Here you could find Chinese rice rather than tough Indian rice, therefore say goodbye to stomach torment. In Chinese supermarket, many different brands of rice could be found, including those which are produced in Taiwan and Japan. They are a little bit more expensive though, it definitely worth if east-Asian rice could successfully comfort you.
Then, the condiments. You could find basically every kind of condiment you need to cook Chinese food, including instant food. Besides Chinese style chili sauce, there are also Korean chili sauce, Japanese teriyaki sauce and Thai Tom Yam Kung sauce. They would help with cooking in different style in your daily life. As for the materials which could barely found in local supermarket, like beef roll, meat ball, etc. for making hot pot, Chinese supermarkets were where you could buy them.
Also, Chinese supermarket usually provides their consumers with festival food like moon cakes, Zong Zi and frozen dumplings. Chinese snacks are also abundantly sold in Chinese supermarket. Make sure you won’t miss them.
Explore Local Supermarket
Local supermarkets are where we normally go to do the shopping. International food materials like potatoes, cabbages could be bought literally everywhere, which could also be used to cook Chinese food.
但偶尔我们也会想要吃一下那些“非常中国”的菜。大家肯定会想到去中超买，但其实，在中国人聚居地的超市（比如英国诺丁汉大学附近的Beeston），会专门进中国人爱吃的小白菜(pak choi)和菜心(choy sum)。
But sometimes we would appreciate to eat something which is more “Chinese”. Actually, local supermarket in the community where gathers many Chinese people would provide Chinese vegetables like pak choi and choy sum. You don’t necessarily need to go to Chinese supermarket sometimes.
Happy Chinese New Year的广播呢，
But normally we would by food materials in the sizes which are not really suitable for cooking Chinese food. For example, English potatoes are always too small; pork is never in a good smell and only suitable for fried in pan. These are all challenges.
有一次小编非常想吃菠菜，但是中超也买不到，超市里也没有，最后只好用超市里买的用来做沙拉的baby spinach leaf代替。吃起来是菠菜的味道没错，可是超大一包下锅以后就只剩下一筷子了。不过对于异乡求学的人来说，这已经是无上的满足啦～
Once I use baby spinach leaf to take the place of Chinese spinach when I really wished to have some. Not one hundred percent the same, but it is still very delightful for homesick people.
This is todays’ sharing.
Do you have any idea to share
when you shop and cook in the UK?
Please feel free to share with us.
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