Tuesday, July 27, 2010

ABC Wednesday: Letter B

This is technically NOT a BED. When I saw Mrs. Nesbitts' poor cat Ella all cramped in a round pot as a bed, I told her that I will cyber Ella a more comfortable bed.

This is a Chinese BUN called BAO. This is eaten by the Northern Chinese. They call them a Flower Bao. After kneading, they score lines on the dough. When it is steamed, the lines open up, and hence a flower. It is eaten in place of rice with meat or vegetables.
ABC Wednesday is hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt

I normally post this meme on my Photos site, but decided to do it here as it is a food.
Denise, I hope Ella will have a good night sleep and she has plenty of room to stretch her legs. This pot is 6 inch by 10 inch. The pattern is not exactly like yours, but the colour looks alike.


Reader Wil said...

A lovely bed pot for lovely Ella! The Chinese Baos look delicious! I love Chinese food!
How far is Norway from the Netherlands. Well it took us a day to go to Denmark and another day to go to the south of Norway by car. Bergen is more northwards and will need another day's travelling I guess. We flew to Bergen of course.

Kim, USA said...

Hi Ann your Bao looks like siopao in the Philippines. Siopao has a filling inside like pork or chicken and it's really good too. Happy Wednesday!

ABC Wednesdsay~B

Siromade said...

Yea it's like siopao, ours is a little bigger only, I Love eating that Bao..what a nice B post today..

mrsnesbitt said...

Hi Ann, Ella will be thrilled by your kindness! lol! She is currently outside having amorning stroll, but I guess she will be in shortly as it looks like we are in for a heavy rainfall! Dxx

Thanks again
ABC Team

The JR said...

I think the BAO would be delicious!

Carver said...

The food looks delicious and that's an attractive bed for Ella.

Roger Owen Green said...

The BAO does look good.
Nice BED, as it were.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Roger Owen Green said...

Oh, yeah, on behalf of rthe ABCW team, thank you!

Dar said...

The clay pot must warm up as Ella curls inside of it...no wonder she loves to bed down there.
The BAO look delicious...I will have to ask my son if he is familiar with eating those in China. He is home again., but will be returning soon to teach again.

Sylvia K said...

I know Ella will love her lovely new bed! And your Bao sounds delicious, great shot! Hope you're having a great week, Ann! Enjoy!


Ginny Hartzler said...

Cats do seem to like tight spaces, don't they? The picture is very cute. The Bao rolls look so good that I want a taste of the dough. I would like to see the finished product, did you make them? I love bread, and can almost smell them now!

photowannabe said...

Love the pottery "bed" and the rolls look yummy.

Tumblewords: said...

The pottery bed is a delight - and the buns look wonderfully delicious. Good B's.

jay said...

The pottery bed is pretty, but surely needs some soft cushions!

I thought at first the buns were tiny cushions for the bed. LOL!

photowannabe said...

You asked about the balancing rock. Yes my son balanced it. He has done many with 4 or 5 balancing. I guess its all a matter of physics.
Thanks for asking.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

Sio in Cantonese means roasted. In Malaysia and Singapore, they call it char Siew bao. They use BBQ pork. Many Chinese migrated to the Philippines and I guest they brought their culinary delights.

Traditonally, they are steamed, but some people also bake them, like a pie.

Jay, I am sure Ella would love the Bao mattress especially when they are still warm and soft. I have another cat story, Many years ago, we parked our car in a porch. Every morning, we get cat paw prints on our bonnet. Our neighbours' cat found it's niche, a 5 star hotel. LOL

Unknown said...

Did you make the bun? Would be lovely with pork belly or even curry... :) yummy.

Cassie said...

That's really interesting. Did you make those or is that a net photo??