Poppy cooked up a storm for us. She was a little apologetic because she didn't have all the ingredients to make things in quite the same way that she would have in Shanghai, but we were more than happy.
Meat dishes and vegetarian dishes, even the vegan was happy with what was on offer. Poppy cooked a lots of wonderful dishes and they ranged from hot and spicy through to mild and lightly spiced. All were delicious. Here are just a few.
This was the most authentic dish, according to Poppy. It was belly pork with fresh chillies, pickled chillies, assorted vegetables, ginger, garlic and spring onions. The meat eaters dived in, the brave ones used chopsticks, the wimps stuck to knives and forks.
This jar of pickled turnip helped to add a different dimension to the taste sensations.
A big dish of delicious spiced tofu - even Max enjoyed this one.
And then there was this...........
a vast dish of spiced lotus root with mangetout and vegetables. Everything was delicious, but this dish was absolutely my favourite.
The colours were like Christmas and the taste/texture was sublime.
I could eat it any day of the week.
No recipes, sorry.
I'll try to take notes next time.
Kitchen suppers don't come better than this.
Poppy, you are simply the best.