All of the food I have had here so far is stir fried, with the exception of fruit, rice, and the Subway sandwich I had yesterday (so delicious… I miss bread so much). Everything is in a sauce, so needless to say, if you are a picky eater or only eat plain food….CHINA is not for you. Everything is very greasy and oily.We have been eating communal style, which means when we get to a restaurant the food is put down in front of us on a huge lazy susan and we all take a bit of whatever we want and transfer it to our own plate.
Some foods have definitely been better than others. We have gone from amazing meals with tons of different flavors to eating virtually the same thing for lunch and dinner. It all the depends on the restaurant and where we are.
All I can say is I can’t wait to get back to some summer grilling!
I was told not to buy anything off the street but I gave in yesterday and bought a roasted sweet potato. Not only was it one of the best things I have eaten the entire trip but it was the sweetest sweet potato I have ever had. Yum!
One thing I have discovered about myself on this trip is that I am a tea lover! The only real options for drinks here are tea, water, and pop (and I hate pop), so I have been drinking a lot of tea. Its so soothing. They make tea really mild here in China and that’s just the way I like it. I have had all kinds so far: green, jasmine, chamomile, etc. I can’t wait to venture into the tea industry when I return home.
I wanted to share with you guys some of the purchases I have made so far. We have been to a ton of markets and visited a lot of street vendors.
I can’t show you all everything I bought because a lot of it is gifts for people that just happen to read this blog. 🙂 Once I give them their presents though I will take some pics and post them.
I am on a break from classes right now , so I am off to take a short run.
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Have a great day wherever you are in the world.