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Cheating the big red firewall!

2 days in Beijing now.  Food is as good as last time, traffic as bad. The workshop with ISTIC was amazingly good, many enthusiastic graduate and post graduate students who participated in the discussion.  I am excited for Berlin8 next week.

I visited today the Olympic village and the new center of CCTV, then later Opera in the new Beijing Opera house. Woww, finally great ideas and great architecture.   Neverthelesse I must admit,  I like most Guangzhou, Shanghai is too chic, and Beijing is too capital, but anyway.

A steak

Now I am for two days in Malaysia. Yesterday I had dinner at the Buffet Restaurant of my palace of the "Golden Horses", Brr. Nothing had any distinguishable taste. After nearly 10 days of China my taste buds had become sophisticated.
A the end of the week I asked myself: Is there anything in the Chinese cooking that was lacking to my nutrition habits and my taste desires?

Johannes Keizer engaged as visiting Professor at the Chinese Academy of Science

I got today my letter of engagement for two years as visting professor at the Institute of Intelligent Machines of the Chinese Academy of Science (IIM, CAS). Professor Rujing Wang, Deputy Director of the Institute is very keen to intensify the contacts with our team at FAO in Rome.


Johannes Keizer at his presentation for staff of IIM, CAS

The 4th dinner

I get lazier and lazier. This time I did not record any dishes, but I can remember a memorable composition of fish puree, which is shown in one of the two photos. Another favourite of mine were shrimps cooked on a bed of onions, ginger and mushrooms,

The third Dinner

I have given up to write down all the dishes that we get for meals. We were in 8 this time, so the dishes were more than 20. But I cannot leave out to present you the very delicious Beijing duck which was the center of the menu:

Beijing Duck

Other highlights were perfectly steamed fresh shrimps, the best turbot I have ever eaten in my life, a new type of mushrooms, and as I said at least 16 other dishes.

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