Ascending Potato Mountain

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Save for the photo itself, I have to give credit to an old friend for this one.  When she lived in BeijingChina the so-called potato mountain was a frequent visitor to her monogrammed chopsticks.  Ah no, they weren’t monogrammed, but wouldn’t that be something else.

We stayed in Beijing for a short time a few years ago, and as food was a motivating factor to…be motivated, we went to eat this starchy snack.  That’s where my first gaffe hails from- I have no idea what the Chinese name is.  If it’s actually 薯山 (shǔshān), I’ll have to give myself a kick in the bum for never asking to eat it anywhere else.  Seeing as I don’t plan on fasting for the rest of my life, there will be ample opportunities to mispronounce it.

Strike two: what are the ingredients?  Besides having heaps of tubers, there…

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