Friday, January 10, 2014

Dim Sum: Last Chinese Meal

One thing that I was pleasantly surprised about Thad's time in China was how much he loved the food. He especially loved the Chinese vegetables. I knew he liked American Chinese food but "authentic" Chinese food is much different. He was willing to try anything! Of course I didn't feed him anything totally weird like pig's blood or chicken feet, but still, the food here is just different. 

We had to take the 5:20 p.m. bus on Tuesday afternoon to Guangzhou where we would then spend the night for his 8:30 a.m. flight Wednesday morning. For our last real meal in China, we went out for Dim Sum with the foster home's medical coordinator, Katrina. Dim Sum is a southern China thing (you won't find it in Beijing) and I just love it! It is usually eaten for breakfast or lunch and you order a lot of "smaller dishes." You then take your time eating, drinking tea, and chatting over a leisurely meal. Dim Sum could be a couple hour event! Here are some of our dishes:

This is pretty much cooked lettuce with delicious seasoning!

Once of my favorite dishes... a cold spicy and sweet cucumber dish.

Not entirely sure what these are... a sort of pastry.

Radish cakes.

Noodles. I just LOVE the noodles here! This one had pieces of beef in it. Thad loved the noodles!

Spring roll. So much more delicious than the ones in the states.

Shrimp dumplings. I'm not a fan of shrimp and Thad didn't think he was either, but he loved it! Honestly, he likes the food here more than I do.

And of course, flower tea.

It was a good "last meal." Well that night we did have a overpriced bowl of Japanese noodles for dinner at the airport and *cough, cough* McDonald's for breakfast before he boarded his plane, but we won't count those.

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