Sunday, September 23, 2012

China Part 3, Food

I love to eat and really enjoyed many great meals in China. Here are some pictures and descriptions:

They have fun flavors of potato chips in China. These "Hot & Sour Fish Soup" flavored chips were delicious!

 Some faculty members at Sichuan University treated us to a banquet during our first week there. It was something like a 25 course meal ... incredible! Two of the dishes we had are pictured below. The white circular things were amazingly delicious. Some kind of gelatinous rice flour sugar treat that was incredible.

  I thought that the dish on the left was fried peanuts and took a healthy helping. As I ate them though I found that they had a strange crunch that was was not too pleasant. Later I found out that I was eating fried chicken knuckles.


One of my favorite foods in China is an egg-bread that was so delicious!

At the place where I would ride my bike to get egg bread I would also buy fortune cookie like treats.

 Probably my favorite treat in China was a cold lemonade or lichee drink with black pearls. I would get one at least once a week and would have gotten one daily had I found a place that was closer to my hotel.

I was very honored with Cielo invited me to her home (above) for dinner and to meet her parents. We had a fabulous meal together and I was so grateful for the warm company and friendship they provided.


 Chen was concerned that I was only eating cheap Chinese food and wanted to treat me to a fancy restaurant. He and his family took me to an amazing restaurant one morning and provided me with an incredible amount of delicious food. It was an honor to be with them.

It was also an honor when Penny gave me a tour of her campus and I was able to share a wonderful dinner with her and her boyfriend. I was always treated with such respect and kindness!


 On the last day of classes Lani and I went out to eat with Leah, Yue, and Tongxin. We loved our time together.


Lani is pictured here at one of the two restaurants where I regularly ate. One of them was a dumpling place where a woman hand made thousands of dumplings per day. This one is the other. I loved how they would bring a big bucket of rice to serve with every meal.

While I loved the food in China, I can honestly say that I loved the people even more. You can see great food in the pictures above, but also great and incredible people. Every time I look at these pictures I remember the special moments and times we shared together.

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