Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

Culture is such a broad term.  It does open up so many possibilities.

I was going to post about Montreal Canadiens or hockey culture here because our slogan for the team is “The City Is Hockey”.  Seeing as no one close to me is a hockey fan anymore and I mean a die hard hockey fan, its tough to find shots to take. Maybe I will showcase that on another post later on when I head over to walk around downtown.

Moving on, I’m most familiar with the Chinese culture because I’m emerged in it a lot of the times.  There are so many angles I could take with this. Dragonboat would’ve been in the sport culture angle.  There would be the cultural aspect of traditions and festivals. Today, I’m going to showcase some Chinese food culture.  You all know how much I love food and maybe I’ve talked about these specialties before but still, I like that concept for this challenge.

For breakfast and when we are sick, congee is the way to go!

Congee

Congee

For lunch, we have dimsum:

Fried Seafood Egg Rolls

Fried Seafood Egg Rolls

BBQ Pork Buns

BBQ Pork Buns

Steamed Dumplings

Steamed Dumplings

And sometimes for lunch, we have nice soup with noodles with delicious fish balls and Chinese radish 🙂

Noodles with Soup

Noodles with Soup

For dinner, we can have hot pot/Chinese fondue to warm us up in cold weather:

Chinese fondue

Chinese fondue

Or we can rice any time of day, whether its steamed or sticky rice (my absolute fave) especially with Chinese sausages 🙂

Rice

Rice

For dessert, we have sweet soup

Sweet Almond Soup with Gingko

Sweet Almond Soup with Gingko and Glutinous Rice Balls

One of the most popular (at least in my household) is sweet potato soup

Sweet potato soup

Sweet potato soup

These ones are especially awesome because its with purple sweet potatoes.  These taste absolutely delicious 🙂

During Mid-Autumn Festival, we have dessert of Moon Cakes. These are made with lotus paste and usually have eggs inside.

Moon Cake

Moon Cake

If you haven’t noticed, whats dessert without some form of glutinous rice in it, right? So I’m going to add on Glutinous rolls.  These ones have mango in them but they were quite good 🙂 Plus, they are covered in coconut shreds!

Glutinous rolls

Glutinous rolls

I love looking at culture when I travel but as much as its extremely fun to look at other cultures and learning about them, being born in Canada makes me feel sometimes there is still so much I haven’t learned about my own origins. It makes it just as exciting of a journey whenever I try something new or see something different related to my own roots 🙂

This is my response to Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture! Have a (deliciously) wonderful Thursday 😉