My wok-fingers are getting restless. Let me try to hijack this wok here from this young man.
“Hello mister, can you please let me use your wok for a second?” Man shakes his head profusely and refuses to hand me his wok. I try a second and third time to no avail. Ah… I know, money will do the trick. I stick an RMB100 bill down his short and he gladly stood aside.
What do we have here, some shredded pork, some green veggies, dried chilies, salt, sugar, soy sauce and some Chinese wine – Great! I can make my caramelized pork dish! I start cooking but a crowd is starting to gather around me. They must have come to see if I can actually cook. Of course I can! And I am going to let everyone taste for themselves. Oh and the wok owner too. Crowd seems to like it. Phew!
Good, job done. Time to meet my foodie friend at the Yu Gardens for some Nanxiang Xiaolongbaos!