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Stepping out into the land of Chinese Cuisine...

sunny 18 °C

This evening I went to a Chinese restaurant around the corner from my hotel...

I've never eaten so much chicken in my life!

For the equivalent of £4.70 I was offered a smorgasbord of treats ranging from meat on sticks to vegetable dishes, noodles and rice, various multi-coloured sauces and of course, pizza!

I tried pretty much everything without wanting to seem like the ravenous westerner ;)

There were these little triangle things that had some kind of fish (I think!) and vegetables, almost like a samosa... with fish?!

I also tried what looked like a mozzarella dipper stick from MacDonalds, only it was shorter and fatter like a potato croquette.... it was not potato or cheese. it was sweet and there was an almost soft, translucent paste inside. it was nice, but I don't think it will become a staple food source....!

There was a selection of fruits etc but I've been warned off eating fruit here unless I buy it and cook it/clean it myself, so I had cake instead!

The sponge here is so soft and light, I had to double check I'd actually eaten it afterwards! There was also slices of what looked like roly poly cake but with green jelly in it instead of jam...

All in all, I feel my first attempt in a Chinese restaurant was a success, considering nothing was in English and the only way I know how much stuff is is because people keep showing me on a calculator - never thought I would say this, but thank goodness Maths is a universal language!

And to top off the evening, considering I'm still riddled with this bloody cold, I got this in a little biscuit packet they gave me:


I am now the proud owner of what appears to be a magical, Chinese Unicorn :D

That, and I totally caught up on last night's Doctor Who on my laptop - thank the Baby Jeeves for the (if somewhat restricted) Internet!:


Now for a film and then bed as I'm braving the subway tomorrow!

Night Blog Family xxx

Posted by Lady Mantle 05:56 Archived in China Tagged chinese_food sweets questionable_meat

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Well done! Seems your first outing to eat sensible food turned out to be a nice experience (I certainly wouldn't worry about what you were eating - other than raw or unwashed!!! Glad you had a good day, looking forward to hearing about the subway experience. Have a great day tomorrow. Love ya; Dad. XXX . . . .

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