15 cards to share this time! Food & travel–but really mostly food you might encounter while you travel! I love this. These cards date back as far as 2017–still decluttering–and mostly came my way through Postcrossing Forum, but also from regular Postcrossing and Postcard United (do you use that service, too?).
The xiao long bao basket came, as you can see, from Taiwan. The sender wrote:
“Mini steamed dumplings (Xiao Long Bao) is one of the most famous food in Taiwan.
DIN TAI FUNG is the most famous chain stores and I think it has also some stores
in California! Have you ever tried it before?”
Yes. I have tried the Din Tai Fung XLB in San Jose, California; Bangkok, Thailand; and Taipei, Taiwan. I also stopped by the DTF in Los Angeles–but only to buy a mug with their cool dumpling folks on it!
There’s more xlb on these cards, so let’s serve it up now:
The card came from China, and the sender will have us know that this one is “…not xiao long bao. It calls guan tang bao. It’s a famous snack in Jiang province. Although I don’t know the difference between them yet. Lol.”
The card next to that is also from China, and I’m told the food is Xiazhi noodle, a dish traditionally eaten to celebrate the coming of summer, because “it can bring you cool feelings!”
Back to Taiwan for two cards showing a whole lot of food (including one last look at soup dumps for this time around:
I really like this night market snack card. My trip to Taiwan was quite recent, and I can tell you: the night markets were not crowded. Now, this is nice in that I really don’t enjoy crowds (I’ve been in crowded, touristy night markets, where I’ve had to put my arms down at my sides and just scootch along, tightly in the slow wave of humanity); but it was very much not nice, because most of the food was not freshly-prepared, as it would have to be were there a constant line.
A lovely produce market painting, also from Taiwan…
…and a delicious map of China. The sender writes, “do you know where in China you can eat food from all over the country? You can find food from every corner of China in universities. Because students may go far away to attend a university, so the restaurants should meet everyone’s taste on the campus.”
That’s funny; I think all of the colleges here in the U.S. have Pizza Hut.
And from Indonesia, a delicious, simple, Indonesian recipe! Indonesian restaurants are a rare find where I live. Now, here are a couple of great food photos from China:
Also from China, what seems to be a visual lesson in how to make jianbing:
The Hong Kong egg tart postcard came from Hong Kong.
Two cards to go! The card on the left is fron Singapore, and the sender wrote nothing at all about all of this food, choosing to tell me all about her 3 recent, expensive, trips to the dentist.
The card on the right is from Hong Kong, printed from a photo taken by the sender, who writes “noodle soup is a Asian staple food.”
…and, here are all of the stamps. Lots of nice ones, and one of my favorites is on the very bottom row, right in the middle. It’s a “Kitchenware Street” card from HK, and it was on the back of the card I ended with. Do you have any favorite cards or stamps this time?