Chinese Food – Lotus Flower Root in Oil with Peppers and Spices, originally uploaded by Serenity in China.
Went out for dinner tonight with Julianne and two of our friends from work. I’ve been fighting a cold virus that has been makings its rounds through students in my classes and while dinner was good my energy levels were not.
This dish helped nuke my sinuses and get them working overtime with the peppers. The funny thing is that it wasn’t truly “Hunan province” level spicy cause if it had been I’d be writing about how I got another chemical burn in my mouth from eating a traditionally prepared Hunan dish–seriously, the heat level is that of a chemical burn in your mouth!
Anyways, the lotus roots in oil with peppers didn’t have too much heat in it as the guy that takes our order knows not to bring out our dishes with nuclear-spicy levels of insanity, lol. Sometimes the cook probably forgets he’s not supposed to make the dishes the normal way and begins throwing in the chunks of peppers and then stops mid-way . . . which is fine as I like spicy foods–I just don’t like chemic-burn-level spicy foods.
Gee, have I said how spicy Hunan traditional food is enough in this post? Lol.