Sunday, April 19, 2009

# 59 Today's picture Garlic Man

Shanghai Garden, Chengdu 090419 ©Ingrid Booz Morejohn

This afternoon I came across this man chopping large cloves of garlic in a plastic box in front of a restaurant behind Shanghai Garden. The garlic was about eight inches deep and he was deftly wielding two large Chinese cleavers, preparing finely chopped and minced garlic for the restaurant's evening session. That he was sitting outside on the curb doing this, chatting with the kitchen staff who were taking a break and catching up on their smokes, seemed perfectly natural.


  1. Hmmm ready for a delicious hot pot! I usually eat two bowls of garlic at hot pot... only one student every noticed ;)

  2. I just made zhong shuijiao (chaoshou actually) with a hongyou (red chilli) dip sauce with lot's of garlic. It was fantastic! Even Emy couldn't get enough! Thanks for the help today.