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This week’s Travel Tuesday brings us to China, the 4th largest country on Earth. Such a large country will contain a variety of geography and peoples. According to Global Road Warrior, China has “mountains, high plateaus, and desert plains in the west, and plains, deltas, and hills in the east. Mount Everest, which lies on China’s border with Nepal, is the world’s tallest peak at 8,850 meters (29,035 ft). China’s climate is as variable as its geography, ranging from tropical in the south to subarctic in the north.”
Here are 5 interesting quick facts about China from Global Road Warrior:
Recipe Corner: Stir Fried Greens
A side dish of stir-fried greens is as central to a Chinese meal as a bowl of rice. Bok choy, choy sum, shen choy, and gai lan (Chinese broccoli) are common accompaniments to most meals. Select fresh, unblemished greens for the best dish.
Recipe Serving: Serves 4
1 head Chinese cabbage (pe-tsai) 3 tbsp (30 ml) peanut oil 1 garlic clove Salt and ground Sichuan hot pepper, to taste 1 tsp (5 ml) brandy 1 tsp (5 ml) sugar
1. Remove the outer leaves of the cabbage, slice into 1-inch (2.5 cm) strips, blanch in boiling water, and drain. 2. Brown the garlic clove in oil, add the cabbage and spices, and fry, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. 3. Dissolve sugar in the brandy, add to the cabbage, and stir for 1 minute. 4. Serve immediately.