Dim Sum is, to my mind, a near-perfect breakfast or brunch. And buns – Baozi (包子) – are some of the best types of Dim Sum for starting any morning with. Though, since these are steamy, White buns, I suppose I should be calling them Mantou (饅頭). I know, given these buns’ size and plumpness, however, that they’re not the smaller, unleavened jiaozi (餃子). 😉
Mmmmm. The perfect weekend breakfast, it comes in many, many forms, but it’s cooked over an open fire. Not much in this world beats making breakfast over the fire in the early hours of the morning while the world is quiet – or, as quiet as it’s likely to get.
And, it’s actually doable for a lot of us – more of us than most of us believe. After all, I live in Brooklyn, NY and I do it. I put a small fire pit/grill in my back court for just this purpose. In fact, when this post goes live, that’s probably where I and what I’m doing.
I’m proud to say that many fine mornings have started this way for me, mostly in the Spring and Fall months when the weather calls to me to start the day with coffee over a fire.
And then, once my blood stream has been returned to its properly caffeinated state, I and my family like a hearty, country style breakfast cooked over and eaten around that same fire.
And yes, even though I and my family live in Brooklyn, this is a common breakfast scenario for us. I’ve got a good-sized grill/offset smoker out front and a smaller pit grill in our rear court. Both charcoal, not freaking gas or those pellet things. Proper charcoal as the God(s) intended. 😉
It’s all part of being who you are and doing what you love, irrespective of where you find yourself at any given time.
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