Chinese Herbal Soup experiment

I recently spent quite a lot of time with our local real estate agent who has become something of a friend. She is also the closest thing I have to local inside information so it was with a certain pride that I told her I made a Chinese herbal soup. As we sat in the back of the taxi I could se the look of amusement and disgust that appeared on her face.

The amusement came from the fact I went to the bother to cook up the concoction and the disgust from the knowledge we are still in temporary housing and have an open kitchen. How was I to know a few innocent looking herbs could emit such a horrendous smell while boiling their way to my lunch?

Now, I am not one to lie and generally do not make a habit of it however when she asked me what I thought of the taste, for a split second I considered stating how delicious it was. Luckily I told the truth by nodding my head and making a face because it really did taste as bad as it looked and smelled. She laughed and explained most people think it is horrible and really only have it as a medicine not a meal. Live and learn. I had salad for lunch.

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Angelina DraperArticle by Angelina Draper (53 Posts)

Angelina is the Founding Editor of ChattyBrains.com and Managing Director of AD Vits Digital, where she helps companies of all sized achieve optimal branding, e-commerce and social media success and overall great digital health. Living currently in her 26th home (and counting) she is a serial wonderer having been an expat child, expat in her own right and now expat wife and mother. Three continents and seven countries later she is still looking forward to settling down... one day.


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Angelina is the Founding Editor of ChattyBrains.com and Managing Director of AD Vits Digital, where she helps companies of all sized achieve optimal branding, e-commerce and social media success and overall great digital health. Living currently in her 26th home (and counting) she is a serial wonderer having been an expat child, expat in her own right and now expat wife and mother. Three continents and seven countries later she is still looking forward to settling down... one day.