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What you decided to do and why:
I decided to do The Amazing Hutong Adventures because when I was small I would always eat the Szechuan Food that my grandpa prepared for me, but now that he has passed away I want to re-create that feeling by cooking the dishes by myself. Also, I have a strong sense of connection to the Chinese culture so I want to explore more about the Chinese culture and create the dishes.
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What did you do well?
I am most proud of the dishes that my team made because they were prepared, designed, and cooked by our team. I am also most proud of what I learned about Chinese tea and why they go through the process of tea celebration. I also did very well with designing a tea package for my tea leaves.
What did you learn?
I learned how to cook three Szechuan dishes. The three amazing and delicious were, Shui Zhu Niu Rou (Sichuan Style Boiled Beef), Douchi Caihua (Stir-fried cauliflower with black beans), and Sichuan Ji si Liang Mian (Sichuan Noodle Salad With Chicken). I also learned about the Chinese Tea Ceremony, and why they go through this long process.
What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them:
Some of the challenges were communicating and collaborating with my peers and teammates because at some point we were arguing over who did what job, additionally, we were having trouble deciding how much chili we were supposed to put in the dishes. We overcame this by coming up with a compromise by having one dish spicy and the other un-spicy or less spicy.
Why is OneDay important
One day is very important for us because it is a day where we can pursue our hobbies and dreams by working and collaborating with a team. In the end, we had a sense of huge accomplishment and also learned a lot about cultures during the process of this day. It is also important because it is a day when we can learn without actually going to core classes. More like a day where we can learn all subjects in one activity.
What is Sichuan?
Sichuan is a province in southwest China occupying most of the Sichuan Basin and the easternmost part of the Tibetan Plateau between the Jinsha River on the west, the Daba Mountains in the north, and the Yungui Plateau to the south. Sichuan’s capital city is Chengdu. The population of Sichuan stands at 81 million.