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Sesame Green Onion Bread

Sesame Green Onion Bread

This last week, Martine watched a replay of an old Huell Howser visit to the China Islamic Restaurant in Rosemead. Now I used to go there some twenty years ago, but for some reason I thought the restaurant had gone out of business. A quick Internet check showed me that, no, it was still there.

Today, we drove out to Rosemead and I was able to indulge in what I used to eat there: sesame green onion bread (pictured above) and dough slice chow mein with lamb. I was in seventh heaven. I suspect, however, that my glucose reading this evening will be a tad on the high side, so I’ll have to compensate. Then again, I was waiting for twenty years to relive those flavors. So it goes.

Although I am not Muslim and do not find myself drawn to Islamic beliefs, I think that politics and religion have zero effect on my tastes in food. Even Martine, who is considerably to the right of me, loves hummus and chicken kebabs.

Afterwards, we drove to the 99 Ranch Market in San Gabriel for supplies to cook my own chow mein during the week. I was low on Kimlan Soy Sauce (my favorite), corn starch, bean sprouts, and Nanka Seimen chow mein noodles. The 99 Ranch Market is a huge Chinese supermarket with great prices for fruit and vegetables. The pork I bought there for the chow mein was also a good deal.

Martine was a bit put out by the crowds at the market, but I knew why the crowds were there.

 

4 thoughts on “Politics and Food

  1. politics & relgion have no bearing on my taste in art: not a muslim, I enjoy muslim aesthetics: not oictures of things (somewhat) the beauty all in their architecture & aparrel

  2. I love “Middle Eastern” cuisine, which of course varies by country. I think Kurdish dolmas are superior to the Greek (but I love Greek chicken, pastry, and green beans) Turkish coffee, tea, kebabs, Moroccan lamb with pears, Israeli hummus. The green onion bread looks so yummy! I also like Islamic poetry, architecture, etc. I was so lucky teaching English to my immigrant students: I got to eat the best, home-cooked dishes, so now I am hooked 🙂

  3. Oh that looks so good , checked out their menu as well . Think they would deliver to Iowa . I have not had good corn soup or bean curd in ages . I really don’t know or care about the politics which has nothing to do with food in any case . when I cook it usually mix and match it may start out in one country and when I get through can have 3 or 4 different countries in the mix . one of my favorites is a Dublin Coddle with Amish dumplings yummy

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