wonton soup

In Shanghai I rediscovered wonton soup. Actually, one could argue that any wonton soup I ate previously could not be considered wonton soup now that I ate the "real thing" in Shanghai. Top of my list are the shrimp and vegetable wonton soup at the Andaz Xintiandi Shanghai and the shrimp wonton soup at the Park Hyatt Shanghai

At the Andaz the fresh vegetables in the wonton, combined with the shrimp, is just divine. At the Park Hyatt it is the seaweed and the view from the 89th floor that made it special. Now the search starts for the best recipe so I can make this lovely dish at home. 

The wonton soup at the Park Hyatt Shanghai. Photo from my own collection. November 2016. 

The wonton soup at the Park Hyatt Shanghai. Photo from my own collection. November 2016. 

The view from the Park Hyatt Shanghai lobby. Photo from my own collection. November 2016. 

The view from the Park Hyatt Shanghai lobby. Photo from my own collection. November 2016. 

The view from the Andaz. 22nd floor. Photo from my own collection. November 2016.

The view from the Andaz. 22nd floor. Photo from my own collection. November 2016.

happy friday

Some times all you need is a few days in the middle of nowhere, a nice book and a massage. So that is what I did (during the week no less). It was a mini "staycation" on the West side of Curacao. The house, surrounded, by beautiful green hills, was so close to the ocean you could almost hear the waves, the wind provided a natural airconditioning and the birds woke us up in the morning. A stay at "Banda Abou" is not complete without a visit to the spa - 8 The Experience. An inspiring and relaxing location that brings every part of your body back to sparkling. And now. Now it is time for Friday. Island life is good. 

 

8 The Experience.  The Best Spa on the island. 

8 The Experience.  The Best Spa on the island. 

Coral Estate. For lunch at Karakter or Koraal - followed by a swim in this lovely water. 

Coral Estate. For lunch at Karakter or Koraal - followed by a swim in this lovely water. 

Banda Abou has many beautiful beaches. This is Daaibooi. 

Banda Abou has many beautiful beaches. This is Daaibooi. 

Exploring the salt plains. Next time we're bringing a kayak :) 

Exploring the salt plains. Next time we're bringing a kayak :) 

Exploring the salt plains. Flamingos at a touch of pink to the landscape. 

Exploring the salt plains. Flamingos at a touch of pink to the landscape. 

Exploring the Salt Plains. Stop at Williwood for some drinks before heading further West. 

Exploring the Salt Plains. Stop at Williwood for some drinks before heading further West.