Describing Dumplings and other food-like adventures
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July 26th, 2008 – by: aerynn
The name of the restaurant that Naomi picked escapes my memory, but the menu had pictures of everything, so I could point to what I wanted, even though I had no clue what was inside the dumpling. We got many kinds to share at the table. The crab-garlic ones were flat and rectangular, and so soft, unlike the shrimp-garlic, which were similar to those I have had before when Wayne brought them home from San Fran. There was one kind which had only vegetable. It was similar to spinach. We had soup with a type of squash or eggplant. Fried rice, fried noodles, and as much tea as we could drink! I do love my tea. The dessert was an almond tofu thing. It was like almond flavoured silk-style tofu drenched in almond milk. Chinese flan? Yum.
Several of us went to a bar afterward that was specializing in Belgian beers. It was full, so we went to a different Belgian Beer bar around the corner. What? Yeah. Around the corner. Apparently Belgian Bier is quite popular. One of the girls and I split two different beers so we could try both. They were around 8% alcohol and very tasty, as Belgian Bier tends to be.
For breakfast this morning, my hotel and a complimentary buffet. I was happy to see a pile of lychee, something from home. I tried two different Chinese Breakfast rolls. One was more salty, while the other was sweet. The eggs were steamed or something into a silky tofu texture. It was like a salty, buttery flan. I guess I'm comparing lots of things to flan! :) Shout out to Shelbi and Zach. A flan.
Nobody seems to wear sun glasses here, which is interesting. My cab driver honked the horn a lot if we were about to pass someone, just so they would know we were there. Traffic is different. People just go and don't really give a shit! I love all the colours and textures of signs and buildings. Gas stations look like rainbows here.
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