What do you like to eat with your oolong?

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What do you like to eat with your oolong?

Postby ndw76 » Dec 14th, '10, 05:03

Today I have been trying a Chinese oolong. I can't tell you exactly which oolong it is because I can't read Chinese, the old Chinese Thai man I bought it from couldn't speak English, and my Thai isn't the best.

Anyway, I have been nibbling on some cookies while drinking this oolong. This is the first time I have tried to match food to tea. The only reason I have chosen cookies today is because they were left on my desk.

So what do you like to eat with your oolong?

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Re: What do you like to eat with your oolong?

Postby iannon » Dec 14th, '10, 13:07

I drink Tea later at night..so it usually goes along with some sort of bad-for-me snack ;) usually some sort of shortbread or cookie type stuff..or home made sweet rolls or some such

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Re: What do you like to eat with your oolong?

Postby Victoria » Dec 16th, '10, 11:43

I drink oolong with everything. It goes pretty much anytime of the day with anything. :)

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Re: What do you like to eat with your oolong?

Postby chrl42 » Dec 17th, '10, 01:45

I like Oolong with food like General Tso's Chicken (don't how it's called in China)..sweet, oily then pair with fragnant Oolong might be nice :)

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Re: What do you like to eat with your oolong?

Postby tortoise » Dec 17th, '10, 10:32

Anytime my wife makes roasted chicken, I will be preparing a highly fired oolong to go with it at dinner. Wuyi, Dancong, or something like that. I find the two where made for each other. Wuyi compliments southern cooking very well.

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Re: What do you like to eat with your oolong?

Postby brad4419 » Dec 17th, '10, 15:27

hmmm... the only thing I can think of that I drink tea with is oatmeal in the mornings. I don't like eating anything too strong with tea because I think it takes away from the subtle flavors of the tea.

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Re: What do you like to eat with your oolong?

Postby gargoylekitty » Dec 17th, '10, 16:18

chrl42 wrote:General Tso's Chicken (don't how it's called in China)


Unless I'm mistaken, I'm pretty sure that's an American-Chinese dish(as in invented in the US to imitate Chinese(hunan, specifically, I think) cooking. :wink:

Some minor exceptions aside, oolong tends to be my go-to tea for when I'm eating(more or less since I tend to already have a pot going at the time).

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Re: What do you like to eat with your oolong?

Postby AlexZorach » Dec 23rd, '10, 15:30

I tend to not drink oolong tea with a meal, unless it's served in a Chinese restaurant.

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Re: What do you like to eat with your oolong?

Postby SlientSipper » Dec 23rd, '10, 23:21

Xiu Bao.

Yum yum.

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Re: What do you like to eat with your oolong?

Postby IPT » Dec 24th, '10, 02:08

I don't generally drink tea while eating. I don't like to mix tastes and don't want anything to overpower the Wulong I drink.

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Re: What do you like to eat with your oolong?

Postby the_economist » Dec 24th, '10, 04:34

IPT wrote:I don't generally drink tea while eating. I don't like to mix tastes and don't want anything to overpower the Wulong I drink.


+1

I drink tea after eating though, about an hour after.

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Re: What do you like to eat with your oolong?

Postby bryan_drinks_tea » Dec 30th, '10, 19:17

I'm usually willing to try new things, and i'm willing to do something like this sometime again. I've actually found that gyoza, or japanese dumplings, go well with wuyi oolongs. (sencha goes well too, but that is another topic). I found that the fatty flavors from the beef tend to really help bring out the sweetness and depth of flavor in those teas.

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Re: What do you like to eat with your oolong?

Postby evilberg » Jan 15th, '11, 13:19

A bit of chocolate can be a nice treat.
Allthough for now I'm on a strict non-suger diet in an attempt to develop a better sense of taste.

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Re: What do you like to eat with your oolong?

Postby mjstout » Jan 18th, '11, 11:43

SlientSipper wrote:Xiu Bao.

Yum yum.



+1

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Re: What do you like to eat with your oolong?

Postby Alex » Jan 19th, '11, 03:47

bryan_drinks_tea wrote:I'm usually willing to try new things, and i'm willing to do something like this sometime again. I've actually found that gyoza, or japanese dumplings, go well with wuyi oolongs. (sencha goes well too, but that is another topic). I found that the fatty flavors from the beef tend to really help bring out the sweetness and depth of flavor in those teas.



Yeah I had some really spicy chorizo casserole the other day and a couple of mins after I had some mid range TGY. Tasted amazing. Really sweet and smooth.

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