So, sometimes back in the states I hear the comment "You are so lucky, you get to eat Chinese food all the time!" This is when I smile my little fake smile and politely agree, because why rain on their parade? However, if you'd like to forever alter your perception of Chinese food, read on my friends. Forget sweet and sour chicken, eggrolls, or beef and broccoli. Welcome to your new mysteriously scary reality:
This is our "fast food" down the road. "Ummm, yea. I'd like a duck beak to go please, and why don't we throw in some intestine for good measure."
Oooh, this slime-fest just rings out "DATE NIGHT!" Let's go to the night market babe!!!!!!
I've always wanted to capture the inside of the grocery store, but let's face it, with 3 kids running around I can barely keep their hands out of the meat bin, so I'd like to give a big THANK YOU to peopleofwalmart.com for the following Asian Wal-Mart footage:
OK, so I have to admit that for entertainment's value I threw in the crocs. We haven't come across those bad boys in Taiwan, but I wouldn't put it past Southern China. Am I right Julie?? Everything else has been spotted in the markets here. Pig face, anyone? They're nice and chewy.
Now, just so I don't throw you into total despair, I'll remind you that dumplings are indeed a Chinese staple, and that IS a good thing.
And a favorite Dooby-snack is "wheels", made by the pie-man down the street. Similar to pancake batter with a custard filling. (He avoids the red bean filling at all costs, though, and I don't blame him.)
And for those days when I have atrocious Chinese breath, there's only one place to go to cleanse the palate
mmmm, dark chocolate mint. YUM!
Now THAT'S what I call good!!!