I have this set of Asian dishes I've been holding on to for 16 years now.
They're totally impractical- the plates are small, and how often does the average person use Asian soup spoons and cute little dipping sauce bowls?
Yet for 16 years every time I have moved I've dutifully bubble wrapped those babies and found an out of the way kitchen cabinet in which to tuck them for those rare occasions on which they're a practical choice. They have followed me everywhere.
I always get a little excited when the opportunity to use them presents itself- both because they're fun to use and because I love using them in food photography. Look back at almost any Asian dish I've written about over the past four years and more often than not you'll see those white dishes with the blue design on them somewhere underneath the food.
They're just fun, you know?
I made this Asian Peanut Chicken Fried Rice the other day, and of course I pulled out my favorite dishes!
Ok, so I have a bit of a story to tell you about this dish.