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The Joy Luck Club | Amy Tan (Food Reference List)

Last Updated on March 10, 2019

Food from The Joy Luck Club via BrytonTaylor.comBeverages Mentioned in The Joy Luck Club

tea

instant hot chocolate with miniature marshmallows

orange juice cans

 

Food Mentioned in The Joy Luck Club

red bean soup

black sesame-seed soup

cabbage

turnips

dumplings

rice noodles

soft boiled peanuts

oranges

squash

rice

porridge

‘She is stuffing wonton, one chopstick jab of gingery meat dabbed onto a thin skin and then a single fluid turn with her hand that seals the skin into the shape of a tiny nurse’s cap.’

chow mein

chaswei: ‘sweet barbecue pork cut into coin sized pieces’

pastries filled with chopped pork, beef, shrimp and ‘unknown stuffings’

See’s Nuts & Chews

M&Ms

candy coated cashews

rice porridge

fruit

dark soup

pears

buncake

sweet cake

syaumei: dumpling

vegetables

fish

meat stuffing

mushrooms

bamboo shoots

noodles

tounau

mooncake in the shape of a rabbit (filled with red bean paste in the middle)

zong zi: sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaves filled with roasted ham or sweet lotus seeds

apples

pomegranates

pears

preserved meats and vegetables

roasted gingko nuts

shrimp dipped into spicy bean-curd sauce

peach

salted plums

fried sesame balls

sweet curried chicken crescents

roasted watermelon seeds

crabs

dried cuttlefish

LifeSavers

steamed dumplings

sheet cake with whipped cream frosting

fish

spaghetti

bologna sandwiches

bacon and eggs

Good and Plentys

Necco wafers

jujubes

creamed corn

broccoli

Rice Krispies

‘The wonton soup smells wonderful with delicate sprigs of cilantro floating in top.’

peanut butter sandwich

strawberry ice cream

salad

steak

chrysanthemum tea

green tea

rice porridge flavoured with chicken broth

eggplant and shredded pork dish

shrimp and snow peas

leaves of bean plants

steamed pork and preserved vegetable dish

cornflakes

chicken noodle soup

crab dinner

sauce with ginger, scallion,s soy sauce, sesame oil

duck’s gizzards

tofu

spicy bean curd dish

thin pancakes with an egg dropped in the middle, brushed with black bean paste, then rolled up

sweet cakes

sweet meats

sweet potatoes

roasted chestnuts

ywansyau: sticky sweet dumpling that eaten for celebrations

sweetened cookies

watermelon

whiskey

fortune cookies

dried mushrooms

Heineken beer

Coke

Seven Up

Johnnie Walker Red

Bacardi rum

Smirnoff vodka

honey roasted cashews

Cadbury chocolate bars

” I have been envisioning my first real Chinese feast for many days already, a big banquet with one of those soups steaming out of a carved winter melon, chicken wrapped in clay, Peking duck, the works.”

hamburgers

french fries

apple pie a la mode

wheat flour

 

 

 

 

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