Days are shorter, the doona and the heater are out (how I miss central heating!) and I have a formidable urge to hibernate for a few months. The hibernating urge usually comes with a craving for hearty, comforting food and for that, there’s nothing like a nice “sousoupe” (we like double syllables in France for some reason!)
The soup I am making today originates from Provence and is composed of lots of veggies and Provence’s own version of pesto: Pistou. So if you like garlic, basil, Parmesan cheese and are not adverse to chunky soups, this one is for you!
Well it’s time for another of my favourite Dumpling places, and this one is bringing us to Ashfield, on Liverpool Road, also known as “Little Shanghai”. I have also seen it called very appropriately the “Dumpling Belt” on this very good food blog. Since M.’s brother and his lovely wife moved to Ashfield a couple of years ago, we have come to get a bit familiar with the area and appreciate its vast offer of Chinese restaurants and food shops. We now try to take the train early every time we visit M.’s family in order to squeeze in some nice Shanghai food. The restaurant we always come back to is: Shanghai Dumpling.