Frogs, dogs, and snakes: Are you hungry yet?
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At the restaurant, I pointed at the picture of the chocolate cake in the
English menu. “No have” said the waitress. So I pointed at the picture of the
fruit tart. “No have. Please read words.’ Apparently, the pictures were just
items that they WISHED they could offer, but that I must order from the text
listings. The only problem was, those words didn't seem to make sense.
Can you see the picture of my menu? (An actual photo.
No thanks. I’ll play it safe with the cheesecake, I guess. Well, I got exactly what I ordered: a cake – with CHEESE on top! Yup, a slice of mozzarella melted over the top of a creamy sponge cake. And just to show how fancy a joint this is, they garnished my “cheese cake” with slices of cucumber and tomatoes, with a sprig of parsley on top. Tasty! (Actual photo below of my cheesy-cake.)
To be fair, I've had some great meals in
And don't worry too much about proper table manners. The man at the table next to me at dinner tonight apparently had some fat stuck in his teeth, so he did what came naturally – he turned and spat it out, right on the ground.