We flew to Guiyang, Guizhou's capital and were met by the people hosting us in the mountain village___. We drove for an hour, and stopped at a hotel for the night.
In the morning we met up with the mayor of the village, who took us for special Guizhou breakfast - spicy noodles!
In the tiny shop a few doors down from the hotel, this young woman made delicious soup with meat balls, sausage, spices, veggies and hand made rice noodles.
|She used extra long chopsticks - 筷子 (kuai zi) to add and stir without getting burned by the flames|
|These are the 3 soup portions for Emma, Mr. Mayor and I|
|This is the caldron of spicy soup made each day - since we were late, the breakfast crowd had already eaten most of it!|
|This is Mr. Mayor of the village we worked in - He is mixing the different greens and peppers for our dipping sauce. In Ningbo, we dip food into soy and vineagar - but in Guizhou - HOT PEPPER Sauce!|
|Mr. Mayor explained that everyone makes their own blend of spices and greens for dipping sauce. He was happy that I liked his 'blend!"|
|Emma, however, doesn't like spicy food. She had to say "不辛辣" Bu xinla - or "not spicy!"|
|Here the cook is adding sausage and meatballs|
|Now the noodles|
|Now getting it all in the serving bowl, with a sprinkle of chives and cilantro on top|
|Mr. Mayor worried that I won't like local food!|
|Oh it was sooooo good! Thank you, Mr. Mayor, Emma and all the Guizhou cooks who patiently allowed me to photograph them!|