June 29, 2010

Hainan Island food and sketches

When visiting a new place, I love eating what the locals eat and going where the locals go. When we were in Hainan Island recently, we stumbled upon this little shop. It turned out to be a nice little adventure, and we had a really nice meal.

Hainan Island Food stall © Evelyn Howard 2010

It was a simple noodle shop with a few tables on the street, in front of the shop.

 Spicy noodle hawker food © Evelyn Howard 2010

They only had a Chinese menu, which we could not read. With my limited knowledge of the language, we managed to place our order. It turned out to be a really successful order :). The above is a bowl of noodle in spicy broth and meat. It was really good.

Hawker food wonton © Evelyn Howard 2010

The bowl of wonton in soup was good too…

Picked veg noodle © Evelyn Howard 2010

The above is a bowl of noodle with pickled vegetables. It was also really yummy.

Food Sketches

Sometimes during mealtimes, I have time to sketch; here are a few pages from my sketchbook:

Lunch drawing © Evelyn Howard 2010

Lunch with lots of colourful pickles.. (a rolled up towel is on the left – in case it’s not very recognisable)

Dumplings and vinegar drawing © Evelyn Howard 2010

Dumplings with vinegar

Orange juice and tea drawing © Evelyn Howard 2010

Mango juice and tea. Curly straws like the one above are often used in cold drinks. The teapot like jar contained vinegar – a dipping sauce for dumplings.


diane said...

Looks yummy. It must have been fun ordering and not sure what you'd get. Sketches are terrific.

LadyFi said...

I like Chinese noodles! Your sketches are delightful.

Tes said...

My my that was quick sketch over a meal, amazing! Nice job! The food looks good! YUM!

Matti said...

My mouth is watering. Yeah, sometime I get a little more gutsy when I order food here in SF Chinatown. Sometimes a winner, sometimes not so good... Matti

mARTy said...

that looks so great - well, i´m hungry now.
thanks for visiting! cool drawings here, will be back

EG Wow said...

Love your sketches! The noodles with pickled vegetables sounds very, very good.

Diane AZ said...

The wonton soup looks yummy, and I especially like your first sketch!

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» is always happy when you include images from your sketchbook.

Your photos of the food made «Louis» hungry....


lisaschaos said...

I love your sketches! Wish I had that talent! What a great way to remember your outings!

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