36. Easy Peasy

One of the things I love and you probably do to is food. I love exploring new ways of making it, and China is a great place to just try something completely different. Playing the russian roulette on a picture-less menu had been a fun hobby prior to learning how to read a menu in…

30. How to Find a Restuarant

Happy 30th post!!!! It’s been a long road and I’m happy to say I’ve been mostly on schedule this past year! Currently a few fans away from 100 on facebook and I’d like to do a little gift for everyone when I get there, so spread the word if you have a minute and if…

26. Chinese “Pizza”

Pizza in China is an entirely different creation and I often wonder how the heck and who the heck came up with the recipe. The bread is usually a wonderbread + dougnut combo, topped with a mayo that has a wonderful heaping of sugar thrown into it, perhaps some sweet ham cubes (like spam but…

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day in China is a funny thing. First of all, they have their own Valentine’s Days both celebrated as White Day (a month after Valentine’s) as well as one usually in August called Qixi Festival. However, since westernization and commercialism are very big, V-Day can be a huge thing. Who doesn’t love love? What…

Seven Dollars

“Western” food is quite pricey in China, especially if it’s imported. While there is plenty of Chinese junk food, it’s more along the lines of “sweet beef jerky, dried wasabi peas, dried fruit, nuts, some festive cakes with lots of dried fruit and seeds in them) So…the nasty effects on your body don’t even compare.…