La Quinta, California: Today is October 10th... or Ten Ten... or ++ if you are in Taiwan. It is a controversial day, but is generally known as the day Taiwan became a country. Don't listen to all the shizz coming from China recently, insisting Taiwan must come back to the motherland. Taiwan is a country. An independent country. I lived there for many years and know this to be true.
We flew our Taiwanese flag this weekend. Sadly, we have few neighbors in residence, but maybe the security detail noticed our flag?
I cooked for two days to prepare for Ten Ten. Potstickers. Twice-cooked green beans. Kung Pao Chicken. Taiwanese fried rice. Taiwan pickle. The usual.
I made 42 potstickers. 42. Happily, they freeze perfectly.
Kung Pao Chicken (Gung Pao Ji Ding).
Twice-cooked green beans. Dry sautéed green beans. 干煸四季豆.
Taiwanese-style fried rice. Just regular fried rice, except in Taiwan (sometimes) a raw egg is stirred-into the cold (left over) rice before it is fried in a bit of oil. Usually sliced green onion are added. Perfect.
Our feast... with enough for lunch (or dinner) tomorrow. Happy TEN TEN!
Until my next update, I remain, your Taiwanese correspondent.