Home-made Yak Kebabs – Yaks, for those of you who do not know, are the hairy cattle living up in the high altitudes around the Himalayas. A great beef with very little fat.
Also, for the sake of interest, if you have never had plain (unsalted /unsugared ) yak yoghurt with honey and freshly baked bread (Tibetan food), try it. It is a beautiful match between sour and sweet. If you can not get it locally in a Tibetan restaurant, try Alibaba’s Taobao on-line shops. There you can get ANYTHING you want …. but not sure how you’d work it in your country. Alibaba is the way Chinese people, making up 23% of th world’s population, shop. Try it for it is a mind blower ;-))
Had a lovely BBQ (braai, as we’d say in Afrikaans) for 20 of our closest friends last night. The title, to those who know China (Socialism with Chinese Characteristics) is just a little bit of humour on my part.
Back "home", this would happen in the garden. Here it happened on a balcony of a high rise apartment building. There, we’d be outside, here we were all cloistered inside.
Most of the twists / play on words came in the food, though. Besides all the universal salads and starters, we specially made traditional S’African Boerewors (Boer Sausage), chilli chicken wings as per Nando’s (a popular SAfrican chicken fast food outlet) for in China people prefer the wing and then we made sweet curried Yak kebabs (in SA we’d use lamb or maybe beef). Had the Yak meat flown in from Xinjiang Province in Western China.
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