As a self-proclaimed foodie, I wanted to eat some authentic Chinese food. And no, breakfast didn't count. Our guide recommended a nearby restaurant and helped us order. The night's menu: dumplings.
The first thing they brought out was a warm drink. It tasted like liquid bread. Seriously. If you took bread and added water in a blender you could have this drink. Heated, of course. Now I love bread, but this was borderline disgusting. Maybe a little butter would have helped. Or some jam.
|Before the first sip|
Additionally they brought out the water in which the dumplings were boiled. In a bowl. Do we drink it? Wash my hands in it? It tasted like warm, slightly starchy, water. Absolutely the worst food we had in China. We were quite disappointed. And still hungry.
|Checking to see if I can spit it out without being seen.|
Luckily our hotel had some pretty awesome breakfast options. The buffet was stuffed with vegetables, stir fries, dumplings, soups, yogurt, fruit, and traditional Western fare like omelets, toast, and cold cereal.
My favorite things were sauteed mushrooms and yellow squash. They had quite a heavy dose of pepper which was a new preparartion to me. I also loved the fried tofu and sesame salad dressing. It definitely made up for a not so great meal the night before!