Tag Archives: chinese food

Fermented (“stinky”) tofu

One night during my first months in China, I noticed a strange smell coming from the night market. At first I thought it was the smell of an improperly maintained sewer, festering in the summer humidity – the sickly-sweet odour … Continue reading

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Chinese food, one week

I’ve decided that I’d like to write about Chinese food, mainly because nobody else seems to be. People from the UK sometimes ask me if I “eat Chinese food all the time.” Well, yes, most of the time, but what … Continue reading

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Foodtube Christmas dinner (sort of) – Bamboo Rat

Colourful Chinese name: Bamboo rat What it really is: Stir-fried dried rat bits with vegetables Location: Yangshuo, Guangxi, China

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Menu

I’m in the uk right now, so this blog has been on hold for a while. Back in September. In the meantime here are some photos of a restaurant menu in Beijing. I don’t think any comments are really needed.

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Snake Soup

What it is: Snake Soup Location: Backstreet restaurant, Gongbei

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Living fungus milk

Product name – Living Fungus Milk Real contents – Unknown Found at – Supermarket

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Tasty Crispy Silkworm

Appealing Chinese name – “tasty crispy silkworm” What it really is – deep fried silkworm pupae Location – posh Beijing restaurant.

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Good dog.

If you feel sentimental and protective about dogs you probably shouldn’t read my unusual food blog this week.

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Good Doggy

Unusually straightforward Chinese name – “dog meat hotpot” What it really is – a dog meat hotpot Location – Backstreet restaurant Everyone knows how English people are sentimental about dogs. Given the choice to either contribute to a charity for … Continue reading

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Three Duck Parts

Slightly misleading Chinese name – “three duck parts” What it really is – duck tongues, feet and shoulders in hot sauce Location – Hunan restaurant Keeping up to the unusualness levels of last week’s snack seemed unfeasible, so this week … Continue reading

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