Yesterday was Richy's birthday. Since he is quite a traditional man (what a pain), I planned to cook traditional birthday food for him. The traditional Chinese food set to celebrate birthday is: egg, noodles, and pork knuckles, where egg stands for birth and new life, noodle for longevity, and pig knuckle (I guess) for strength and health.
What is for dessert? Winston had asked me to make pies this month, so I decided to make an apple pie for dessert.
This funny combination of two extreme food style leads me to think of "marriages".
Isn't every marriage more or less like the combination of East and West. People tend to be attracted to someone different. Every fight or argument may move two sides a bit closer or farther. No matter how close or how far, East is still East, and West is still West. Every story ends differently. Whatever the end is, as long as we are happy.
After all, my cooking of pork knuckles was quite a success yesterday. My first try on making American apple pie was a big hit last night. And the combination of them for dinner was unbelievably great.
Recipe for Pork Knuckle:Trio Life 有萬巒豬腳的味道喔!
Recipe for Apple Pie: All Recipes . I made some adjustment on the crust and fillings. I think mine is better.
Adjustments: add half egg for the crust to avoid crumbles on patting process. This also makes the crust taste like cookies. I replace 1/2 cup white sugar with 3 tb sp of black sugar. I also add ground nuts and raisins in the fillings.黑糖、肉桂、蘋果一起，真是绝配。