Thursday

Bon Apetit in China






I thought being a vegetarian, this country - China, was not my cup of tea. So am putting what I saw there, to test with you guys. Duck's tongue. Pregnant frogs eggs. Snakes. Imagine any bird, animal, sea fish... and you have it on the table!! I was part of many sit down dinners and I know I looked bad not touching the food, not one morsel, but no wild horses could have made me either:( - the chef would feel bad and not understand why I wasn't eating, but I couldn't:( , all I know is in the 3 odd weeks I was there I survived- barely - on cheese, some breads and ice creams. And I was so missing home. If ever I go back to China I am carrying a truckload of food with me and I don't care what people say!

17 comments:

mathatheist said...

That looks like such a beautiful spread. Shudder to look closer thought. MTR packets next time Mee.

Albert said...

Tried most of it. The Beijing food street off Wangfujing is the place to go. Scorpion is worth a try. (For non-vegies that is)

sumit said...

I had a glimpse of all this stuff in one of the fwd mails; except fr the CFS(Chinese Fried Starfish alias fish pakoras) everything gav pukish feeling.
Kushwant Singh had rightly said "Chinese can eat everything tht flies except a plane nd everything that has four legs except furniture"
I hav quitted on non-veg except sea food bt in China everything seems to be ....

vinni said...

EWWWWWWWWW! I wud never ever go to china! Yaaaaak...Meee thanks for the pics lolz...i feel like pukin now..

ALLEX said...

Hi..... its so correct about china....i too have heard..... mee it will be better if you start to eat all non veggies....:)

Shvetal said...

Well, there are veggies in China too! Guess you need to work hard to find a veg joint. We have a few people there who work in our plant there and are veg, and they have been surviving since a year. Any case, food packets will do you good and try the fruits and icecream and milk and chocolates!

Cheers

Jim said...

Crap! Trash! this is awful. U got to be joking!

sheila said...

Next time you venture to such countries Mee, take with Kitchens of India. Atleast your taste buds wont miss food from homeland:)

gita said...

Bon Apetit? I am glad I didn't enlarge those visuals seeing the overall reactions here on the comments section!

Mike said...

Holy Moses. Do they seriously eat this stuff there? I always thought it was a much created hype about these things with not much truth to it!

melinda said...

Not a very beautiful spread for the average weak hearted Mee. But some of these foods I have tried and they are pretty decent. Tho the one dish that has all Chinese go weak kneed is the noodles in chicken soup...not sure why they go ga ga about that tho..

sanjiv said...

China is not on my list of places to see mercifully ...so ...

RavneetSingh said...

OMG, this doesnt look too inviting for mee and I can imagine your state for sure Mee!

ashish said...

What a spread! Makes me want to skip lunch now!

Jim said...

Mee, I also wanted to add, you shld take whatever you need for your travel and not be hesitant abt this. Obviously China is still not geared to deal with various foreign tastes and requirements as yet

ALLEX said...

hi..... its really sad that vegetarianfood is almost no no in china...... u must be having a pathetic time .... only fast food fro u...:)

Cuckoo said...

Ewwwww I can not even stand those items, let alone touch or eat. I am planning to go there next year, let me see if I can skip that. ;)