Adventure

Ice Cream

July 25, 2010 Adventure

It’s not summer without ice cream and while in China I ate more than my fair share. The month of July was oppressively hot and I spent a good amount of time outdoors doing touristy activities like the Great Wall, Summer Palace, and the Forbidden City. Before setting off for each activity, I would slap [...]

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SALT

July 23, 2010 Adventure

For one of our last meals in China, a group of us decided to meet for a western-style lunch at upscale restaurant SALT. I had heard that the female chef recently won best chef in Beijing, as well as rave reviews about the food, so I was eager to try it out and greatful for [...]

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Baby corn on the Great Wall

July 23, 2010 Adventure

So, I was hiking up the Great Wall the other day when I spotted this. A baby corn. My nemesis. It was high on top of the Great Wall (pretty high up too), randomly sitting on a ledge and long forgotten by the person who, like me, clearly despises baby corn. But, how did it [...]

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Hutong with cheese

July 22, 2010 Adventure

Beijing is packed with historic, touristy hutongs (narrow streets between traditional walled courtyard-type neighborhoods) that are open to the public pedestrian traffic. They are typcially bustling with a blend of tourists and locals. A few days ago, I explored the historic hutong called Nan Luo Gu Xiang. The narrow street was crowded with motorbikes and [...]

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Dragon Fruit

July 19, 2010 Adventure

Dragon fruit (or Pitaya) is something I had never seen or eaten until my visit to China. It’s everywhere here! The inside is white and peppered with small black seeds, though the fruit is most recognizable by its outter scaly, blossom-like appearance. The flavor is mild and slighly sweet with a hint of tartness. The [...]

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Pure Lotus

July 18, 2010 Adventure

Pure Lotus is a buddhist monk run vegetarian restaurant in Beijing that I read rave reviews about prior to coming to China. So naturally I put it high on my list of things to do while here. I set out for the restuarant via metro with plenty of time to get there. I’d read that [...]

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Chinese Food

July 15, 2010 Adventure

Here’s a little taste of some of the food I’ve been enjoying on my trip- photo essay style. Bon appetit!

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Chinese home cookin’

July 12, 2010 Adventure

My favorite foods are simple, comfort foods no matter what nationality the dish. Last week, after long and exhausting days of discovering Beijing, all I wanted to do was sit down to a relaxing meal to regain my energy and rest my aching feet. I was lucky enough to find two such meals at a [...]

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Clay pot yogurt

July 11, 2010 Adventure

Last week, a friend introduced me to clay pot yogurt-yogurt that you order from a street vendor and drink through a straw. The yogurt is kept cold inside a brown clay pot clovered by waxed paper. You punch a hole throught the top and drink it rather than eating with a spoon. It’s like fast [...]

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HOT POT!

July 10, 2010 Adventure

The best way to describe hot pot is to call it a Chinese version of fondue. It’s basically a pot of boiling broth that you throw meat and veggies in until cooked and then eat and drink the broth. Basic idea. Very delicious result. A few nights ago, for my very first ever hot pot [...]

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