Category Archive: Food

Crazy food I'm eating.

My new favorite breakfast

mmmm. Green tea, beans, and rice jelly. Everything about this is so Chinese!

Since moving from my old moldy place to a spare bedroom in someone else’s, my morning commute has changed slightly. This puts me directly in front of Ichibenor, which is a chain of bakeries. Inside I found this roll. The green tint is because it’s green tea flavored. The red things are beans, which the …

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KFC

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KFC is HUGE in China. You’ll find one on just about every other block. They have delivery bikes, a breakfast menu, and many are open 24 hours. One night, partly because I was tired and hungry and didn’t want to worry, and also partly in the interest of experimentation, I ignored my hatred of chain …

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Eating roses

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This is a dried rose. It tastes like dried stawberries. It’s very sweet, and the petals are small and make it have a different texture from strawberry. Apparently all that is done is some sugar or honey is added for sweetness. I think it was my first time eating a rose and I have to …

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Noodles in black bean sauce

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If you’ve ever seen the Korean movie “Castaway on the Moon”, you’ll remember that noodles and black bean sauce play an important role in the movie. It’s a really good movie, by the way. So when I saw it in a Korean restaurant I figured I had to see what the hype was about. Well, …

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Red bean buns breakfast

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These are steamed buns, and they are an extremely common breakfast food. There are about two venders on every block in the street or small booths each morning. You can choose between plain, meat, bean, vegetable, some kind of veggie curry, and some stores have more variety. It’s sort of a game to find the …

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A snack food success!

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And it took me a while to figure out what it was, too. Here’s the packaging: And here’s what one of the little buggers looks like up close: A little blurry, but it’s basically a brown nugget wrapped in a darker brown skin. Putting one in my mouth resulted in a very salty and crunchy …

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How do you screw up mango AND plum? Go to China

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Who would have thought that dried fruit could be so difficult? Today’s twofer was born out of frustration. I was hungry and excited for something I was fairly confident would taste good. Dried fruit is always good, right? Even bananas seem to taste ok dried. The first attempt was mangoes. I love mangoes. It even …

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Dried peaches, maybe? Plums?

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Next in the series of random packages of unidentifiable food… No English, strange unidentifiable contents, we’re good to go. In case you are wondering about the date on the bottom, that’s the date of manufacture, NOT the expiration date. I know this because there’s some English on the back. But the English on the back …

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First post of random snack food

The aisle of awesome.

Eating in China without knowing the language has been challenging. I’ve been fortunate enough to frequently be in the presence of people who could order for me so far during this trip, but I haven’t forayed out much on my own. That doesn’t mean I haven’t eaten adventurously. I’ve had frog, snail, chicken wing tip, …

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