Week 3 Food Recap

Though we’re still eating well and enjoying every meal, the trend of having fewer and fewer foods to take pictures of continues.  We’ve started to get repeats when using random menu pointing as our method of choosing dishes.  Also, I find myself becoming more and more interested in the scenery and, as my language skills improve, in the people.  I’d rather try to chat them them up than spend time fumbling around with a camera.   .

 Still hungry after lunch so we ordered some noodles.  They came in a fancy pot.  5Y
 Spicy noodles and bak choi from a Muslim restaurant in Chengde.  7Y
 Feeling peckish, Thinnking of “Jiao-zi,” which are about the size of an egg or so, Mingyu orders ten fist-sized “Bao-zi.” Language lesson learned.  We at them all.    1Y a piece!
 He likes the lamb skewers. 
 Tomato and egg Jiao-zi
 Not filled up by the dumplings, I get a giant yam on the street.  Cost one dollar and was not too far from the size of my head.  I ate it all. 
 We passed through Chengde, a city famous for its almond milk.  Actually, it’s not all that great.  Tatses a little chemically, like it’s made from a powder.  Still, sweet and cool and somewhat creamy and rather refreshing and not animal-based.    12 bucks for a case of 24.  
 Beans and ginger and other hot stuff!  This dish would have knocked my socks off, had I been wearing any.  
My first meal in Beijing: cold noodles in a Sichuan garlic sauce with julienned veggies and crushed peanuts.  That, a pumpkin donut, and a big cup of soy milk.  $3.  
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4 Responses to Week 3 Food Recap

  1. Mingyu looks like he’s lost tons of weight since you guys started.

  2. jeff says:

    I’m not sure how I feel about the “part” in your “mohawk.”

  3. chris green says:

    As much as I truly love Korean food, your posts do create some envy in me with the culinary options you are being exposed to. Looks amazing man!

  4. Mike says:

    Chris (B): Hrm, Mingyu didn’t havemuch weight to lose. That meal was after a particularly tough day and harrowing night, though.

    Jeff: Agreed, but I can’t figure out how to get rid of it. I’m thinking about shaving the front part to make my head all DBZ Aerodynamic style.

    Chris (G): In my estimation, Chinese food is richer, cheaper, faster, and easily available on the street, so it’s good for travelers. If I had to spend a lifetime eating somewhere though, it’d still be Korea. Far healthier and much more classy.