Monday, 16 November 2009
Fuzhou fishballs are slightly different from the regular fishballs because they usually come with stuffed minced pork inside. If you don't know what a fishball is and you are starting to wonder if fish have balls, or if I am talking about fish genitals, then sorry to disappoint, it's not that exotic. Fishballs are made by pounding fish meat into a soft paste, adding flour and making into round shapes. The end result is these little yummy things cooked in clear broth (see second photo).
On the corner of Eldridge & Broome is this unattractive looking small restaurant that sells Fuzhou food, I always see people eating there (note: only Chinese though) so last weekend I went and ordered the fishball soup & ban mien (noodle with peanut sauce). The fishballs weren't as good as the ones I grew up eating, but it was comfort food nonetheless. I thought peanut sauce (and some soy sauce) on noodles would be a bit weird but it was actually quite delicious. And the best part was, two ban mien and a bowl of large fishball soup (with 11 fishballs) only came up to $7 for two people!
Friday, 30 October 2009
Thursday, 29 October 2009
Fuzhou Changle International Airport is located about 40 km from Fuzhou. Designed to handle 6.5 million Passengers per annum, the airport also handles the growing demand for cargo capacity among high-technology manufacturers in Fuzhou from its single 11,811 foot long runway.
Fuzhou, the headquarters of the Fujian Military District, is a coastal city with a population of 1.66 million which lies on the north bank of the Minjiang river. Fuzhou is a commercial city, and the name "Fuzhou" means "wealthy town." As the provincial capital is a political, economical, cultural and communications hub, and is one of the most successful ports on the coast of China. During the 1990s over hundred thousand Fujianese entered the United States illegally and settled in New York City, transforming Chinatown into Fuzhou Town.