Still not Quite a Weekly Review


This week I have written two blog posts: a recipe for Vegetable Cakes and one about a Chinese dish: Classic Combo

Leora shares information and photos about Philadelphia Zoo and Bird Migration

Lorri reviews Gabby: A Story of Courage, Love and Resilience

Freya has started a writing blog.

You might also want to check Zivah’s thoughts on the weekly parashah

Clare Ashton, who was interviewed on this blog, has been nominated for a Goldie Award

I came across a post that was written a few weeks ago and which I found very interesting – Analyzing Myths of Female Beauty: An Alternative Approach To Teaching Tzniut – If you are a Jew, a feminist, a mother of girls or a combination of the three you will probably enjoy it too.

You might also enjoy 50 Shades of Orthodox Grey by Rabbi Fink

I am no abomination: rewritten bar mitzvah speech, 30 years later – a blog post by Amichai Lau-Lavie

Our Lost Warsaw Ghetto Diary – a Tablet Magazine article

Shabbat Shalom!

Classic Combo


I was a little optimistic last week when I thought I would manage to write blog posts during my trip. Still one thing that I can easily write about is food.

The food in Hong Kong is quite similar to Cantonese food, with tastes that are more alien to the Western palate than that of Beijing.

One staple element of Chinese food however is soup. At lunch time, people flock to small restaurants and eat all sorts of noodles in broth. Numerous places offer this on their menus for a nominal sum; the only problem being to find one where the menu is in English.

Here is an idea of the kind of combination you can have:
– vegetable broth, sweet and sour broth (mild, medium, hot or very hot) or spicy hot broth – the last two being meat broths
– rice noodles (round), rice vermicelli or udon
– two choices among the following list: vegetables, pickled vegetables, Chinese chive, bean sprouts, mushrooms, fish slices, duck slices, beef slices, pork slices, tofu, soy puffs, bean curd crisp slice, pork intestine (!!)