We arrived in Pingnan on a rainy and wet morning. Saw a few bare trees outside the government offices which were built in the 1920's. The had stout steel doors and looked like those colonial buildings of South East Asia. Built in a traditional rectangle (three blocks of buildings facing a quadriangle and with many concrete steps down the hill to the main road the area looks very much like a traditional school except that the buildings have very good paint work.
We were shown into a huge office headed by a woman officer who later brought in several other officers all looking very young to meet us.
Braised and tasty lily suckers.
Pingnan filled biscuits with sesame coating
Steve Ling photographing the dishes
Smelly root soup
Explaining the different dishes and how they are prepared.
Exquisit fish and mushroom dish
Sweet glutinous dessert
Exchange of gifts.