Author: thorben

Shanghai at night

Shanghai at night

Shanghai is slowly getting back to life. Slowly. It is still quite empty – during night, and day. A couple of weeks ago I tried to capture this eerie emptiness. The silence at night is almost unbearable.

A few month back I spend a few nights in the middle of nowhere and noticed how quiet it is – Shanghai at night is exactly the same.

Grünkohlessen in Shanghai!

Grünkohlessen in Shanghai!

An important activity on our weekends is hosting dinner parties. In January, I brought some special ingredients from Germany to cook a traditional dish mostly known in the North of Germany. Grünkohl!

It’s kale, but not in it’s currently preferred healthy, almost raw form. It’s kale cooked for hours with cured pork belly (Bauchspeck), cured pork neck (Kassler), pork sausages (Kochwurst) and a special oat-pork-sausage (Pinkel). I think I brought around 5kg of meat to make the dish.

As a dessert we had ‘Rote Grütze mit Vanille Soße’, red fruit jelly with vanilla sauce.