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Saturday, May 14, 2005

The Waiter Did It

It's ROASTING outside today...90F with 90% humidity...and that's in the shade... Yeoch!

Work is pluggin' along...todays music selection includes: Cesaria Evora, Sasha Lazard, Compay Segundo, Angélique Kidjo and Sting... Jammin' I say -- JAMMIN'!
Why is it that I just can't help dancing in my chair to most of the above? I get it from my mother who is a well-known seat dancer...she wiggles to the music even when she claims she can't hear it! :-) Wiggle-on Mom!

A favorite Travel topic....
FOOD!

dormshotToday we drove a mere 10 minuites from the factory for a rare lunch out (usually we eat in for time sake.) The factory managers (LL) wife (who name I can't remember - bad Kimberli) and her brother just opened a restaurant! So - OF COURSE I want to try it!!! The cuisine is that of Northern China -- and I was warned (and warned and warned) that it would be spicy!!!
Lets rest all fears - it was spicy - but YUMMY spicy -- VERY flavorful!! So - as a foodie I OF COURSE took photos to share!
First this is my team --- the entire team is here save for Min who was nursing morning sickness. We missed Min.
Sorry for the fuzzy photo...it's the best of 3... The Waiter Did It!!

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Here we have the first appetizer: in the center is a delecacey --- pig ear, the out side rows are pig tongue and the rows in between are dried beef. They were all dipped in a garlic/vinegar sauce and then a spicy sauce. It was my first time having both pig parts - but they were fine. They have a texure that I'm not huge on -- but the taste was rather tasty. The beef - yummy.





Then we have the pidgeon (in cage) ...


...and duck (note the head and all!)

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These dumplings - devine! and the shrimp --- YUM! The shrimp was the spiciest of all dishes (really? with all of those red hot chillies? Get OUT!) But the FLAVOUR -- YUM! A rich spicy flavor! WOW! And yes -- you eat the entire thing - head and all!


Here's a shot of the entire table of food (pre-dumplings.)


A final shot of the watermelon because it was just so pretty. :-)

I look forward to going BACK....the kicker...
We fed 12 people and there were a ton of leftovers that we took with us...
and the bill: $50 USD including tip.
{gulp} Insane right?

Oh...I've signed up for Secret Pal 5!
4 was a blast!
Deadline to sign up: Midnight CST May 29, 2005.
Matches will be Distributed: On or before June 1, 2005
Secret Pal 5 Dates: June 1 - August 31, 2005
Who is this for? Knitters and crocheters only please.
Rox - SP5's maven -- is asking -- where are all the men who want to participate in SP5?
Go sign up fellas!
Happy weekend everyone!

5 Comments:

Blogger emy said...

Yah, the food can be so cheap in China that's it's tempting to over-order each time!

I am missing it since I've been away for a year.

10:11 AM

 
Blogger Rossana said...

Your pictures of all that food totally made me hungry! The presentation is gorgeous! And the price can't be beat. Yums!

10:35 AM

 
Blogger Catherine Kerth said...

it is really humid here in Houston too! yuck! today is a day i wish i was back in the mountains:) the food looks sooooo good! nice choice of presentation for the pigeon in a "cage"! go sting go!!!!!! enjoy the day

11:58 AM

 
Blogger J. said...

I wish i could say i was hot, we have had 4 i mean 5 days of thunderstorms and pouring rain. Hope it stops before you get here.

7:35 PM

 
Blogger kath red said...

wow this meal looks amazing, the duck especially has my mouth watering. mmm and the dumplings - the pidgeon in cage is ... interesting

7:42 PM

 

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