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  • Eating and Drinking
    by blueskyjohn
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  • Make sure to know what you're...

    by eva_oberg Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Make sure to know what you're stuffing your face with!! Chinese cuisine is not for sensitive stomachs. One lunch I thought I was eating fried sallad, but it turned out to be boiled cow stomach, yuck!!! Turtles, snakes, dogs (onion dog is a typical menu item if you're eating Hunan cuisine), frogs - well, you name it - the chinese eat it. The worst thing is that it all tastes just fine until you realize what it really is...

    The chinese beverages are of varying quality and taste. The beer is quite good. Beijing has some fine local breweries which produces TsingTao (my favourite chinese beer) and Beijing Beer. Wine has been produced in China for more than 4,000 years, but stay away from the red wine if you're expecting a 'french style' wine - the wine I tasted either was so sweet it was undrinkable or VERY strong.

    Be sure to try the Beijing duck before you go home. I don't think it was the best chinese dish I've ever tasted (maybe because I was so hungry that I ate the cucumber before the duck was served - how was I to know that it was meant to be eaten together? I thought it was an appetizer :-) ), but the show is fun.

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    Don't be afraid!

    by rui_bijie Updated Oct 28, 2003

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    Dangerous? Radio-active?

    It's just a fruit juice!
    Strange taste though.
    However, trying everything really enables experience! ;-)

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    ?????

    by herzog63 Updated Sep 23, 2003

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    Jugs

    I don't know what these jugs hold but I thought they were pretty darn cool! I'm always looking for stuff like this to photograph but quite often I never find out what the stuff is inside them.

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    mobile food vendor

    by sunnywong Written Aug 25, 2002

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    This is a kind of mobile food stall available almost everywhere in Beijing's small alleys. They serve typical local flavours eg. fry pan cakes, donuts, boiled mutton, noodles and even roast duck.

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    Taste this excellent...

    by Kisu Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Taste this excellent stir-fried breakfast they make from flour, salt ant water....dip it into coconut milk to make it a bit more tasteful....quite greasy breakfast!!

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