It’s new ingredient time! This dish looked interesting and tasty in the cookbook. It also received bonus points for being a Cantonese dish. I told K that we could leave out the black beans if we couldn’t find them, but in his words, “they make the dish”. Of course, I didn’t find out until later that Chinese black beans are apparently a type of soy bean. Somehow, they did not bother me in this dish, so I am still trying to figure out my soy issues. Luckily, though, I could enjoy this dish.