Chinese Food

When at home, I love to eat chinese food. However, when in China, I was continuously on the hunt for american food! Why, you ask?

Well, let’s just say that when you eat food in China, there is no sign of the “american-ized” versions that one might expect. In fact, many of the dishes that you might order in a chinese restaraunt in the United States have never even been heard of in China. Allow me to provide you with a few examples of some menu items that I experienced during my stay.

So, I’m not a huge fan of seafood anyways, but I don’t think I can eat anything that is looking back at me. Is it me, or does this photo not perfectly capture the last thought of that salmon? He looks pissed!

Grilled Salmon Head

OK, I admit it. I didn’t eat it, so I am not sure how it tastes, but the name does not sound appealing to me at all. There are a lot of parts of a chicken that sound appealing: legs, wings, breasts, thighs… but chicken cartilidge? I think I’ll pass.

Grilled Chicken Cartilidge

I think I need a litte more detail about this one. Was the cow overweight? Is this dish made with cow fat? The name of the dish did nothing to allure me in to trying it.

Fat Cow Fried Udon

I love some fried rice, but as I mentioned before, I am not drawn in by seafood… especially eel. I know that there are plenty of people that enjoy eel with their sushi, but let’s just say that I would not be one of them. It’s a hard pass on this one.

Fried Rice with Eel

I guess that it must be part of the chinese culture to eat every part of the animal. I just can’t bring myself to try things like this. The mental imagery that would be going through my head while eating this would just be too much!

Duck Neck

And by the way, since the duck no longer has a neck, they probably arent going to need that tongue that goes in it either. There just isn’t anything else that can or needs to be said here. Yikes! I’m out.

Duck Tongue