Wondering where I've been? I have spent the last two weeks exploring China!
Like any normal person, my favorite part of travel is food. I will admit, I was nervous about China since I absolutely hate what I know as "Chinese" food here in America.... and I'm really not a picky eater. Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese, yes, loves it. But Chinese? Meh.
Well it's a good thing that food in China is not like American Chinese food.
The best thing I ate were these little dumplings filled with hot broth and pork meatballs. It's a feat of science. How did they get the soup inside the dumpling!?!?! I learned the secret and I plan to recreate these here at home (just minus the pork).
That's another thing. SO MUCH PORK. And I really try to avoid pork... China consumes half of the world's pork supply. The average Chinese consumes 39kg or 85 lbs of pork per year. (sourced) Imagine my horror. I love pigs, I don't want to eat them.
Well I probably ate a whole pig in China. Sorry, future pet pig.
Other pro's: Noodles (oodles!), tons of veggies, tofu tofu tofu!, cheap beer, watermelon!!, international selection
Con's: when shit got spicy, shit got spicy. (i.e. hot pot), and mystery meat
|candy selection in a department store|
|lunch at Ericsson canteen in Beijing|
|lunch at Taiwan Airport|
|my favorite meal on the trip, post great wall. So many dishes! So little tummy space! This egg and tomato business on the right was a favorite.|
|when in china? no.|
|mystery street food=preventative pepto|
|yin and yang mcdonald's sandwiches|
|fresh and delicious|
|for all the tea in china...|
|cute, but non-delicious dumplings|
|again, nothing delicious|
|hot pot pain.|
|sushi in shanghai!|
|pho in shanghai, unfortunately disappointing.|
|food safety ratings reflecting how my tummy felt in china.|
I missed cheese.