Shimeji Mushroom

Shimeji (シメジ) is a group of edible mushrooms native to East Asia. Shimeji is rich in umami tasting compounds such as guanylic acid, glutamic acid, and aspartic acid. It should always be cooked rather than veing served raw due to its bitter taste.

~ Wiki

Beijing Street Food

Wangfujian Snack Street (night market) is a popular destination for both locals and tourists alike. These two blocks are lined with shops and enjoy constant streams of visitors.

Among the different food stalls lining the street, you can sample cuisine from different parts of China. If you are courageous enough, you can get some pretty exotic food.

  Snack food that is not for the faint hearted - l  ive scorpions. 

Snack food that is not for the faint hearted - live scorpions. 

 Sea horses

Sea horses

 All dressed up to lure in customers.

All dressed up to lure in customers.

CONTACT Photography Festival in the Junction

f11project is proud to present 'Makros' by Louis Au at Kingsway Chiropractic Centre in the Junction

Opening Reception: May 3rd, 2014.  6 - 9 PM
Kingsway Chiropractic Centre in the Junction
3021 Dundas Street West, Toronto M6P 1Z4

About this series: Makros

In this series of photographs, Louis explores the world of texture with everyday natural organic objects via macrophotography.

The beautiful natural patterns and arrangements on ordinary fruits and vegetables are presented with a twist. The vegetables and fruits captured up close reveal intimate textures and intricate design only nature can offer.

The show is part of the CONTACT Photography Festival in the Junction and runs from May 1st - 30th, 2014.

A Slice of China: Signage

  Hair salon

Hair salon

 D ry clean. Massage.
Dry clean. Massage.
 P harmacy
Pharmacy
 Foot massage

Foot massage

 Noodle and dumpling house

Noodle and dumpling house

 C andy. Cigarette. Liquor
Candy. Cigarette. Liquor
  chiropractor

chiropractor

 N oodle shop
Noodle shop