Mmmm, this week's What's That? Wednesday is yummy "purple bread". When we first moved here I was perusing a bread store at the Incity mall and saw a loaf of bread that was a very interesting shade of purple. Because I have two young girls at our house, purple bread seemed to be the perfect after school treat.
The girls were hooked from the first slice. I couldn't accurately describe the tasty swirl running through the middle, but it was slightly sweet and very good. It wasn't until the October holiday when LBean ordered some purple ice cream from a shop in Tongli (that listed the English names of the ice cream) that we figured out that the purple flavor was tarot root. LBean was not a fan of the purple ice cream and we kept asking her "how bad can it be, it's ice cream?"...it was bad, the flavor was way too strong.
Of course we should have known the mystery ingredient was tarot root! C'mon why didn't we figure that out earlier?! Actually we knew that tarot was popular in China and we had a tarot root pie from McDonald's (like the little apple pies in the States) at Family Day in September, so we shouldn't have been so surprised. Here's to tarot root!