Peculiar Bosom Friends!
Trip Start Aug 24, 2009
27Trip End Dec 15, 2010
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Weird foods of the week:
- Snake: Fried. Spicy. Lots of bones. All in all, not bad. It reminded us of Clayton's buffalo fish fry.
- Snake skin: Basically this is in salad form with carrots and sesame oil. This was not a favourite. The taste was ok, the texture was not.
- Pig's feet: Very... gelatinous. They were tasty but almost impossible for white people to handle with chop sticks (chop sticks are also going to give me carpel tunnel, by the way)
- Baby chicks: Small. Cute. Tasty. Strangely reminiscent of fresh fish with their translucent under-developed bones. Tweet-Tweet.
- Bai Jiu: Chinese rice whiskey. Delicious. It has a little bit of a licorice-like flavor and it is not that harsh given the 42% alcohol content.
- The Chinese version of Birmingham Ribs. Jim, you must be doing something right.
Please take a look at the photos from lunches, dinners and parties with our Chinese friends and family, as well as pictures taken at the Guiyuan Buddhist temple (allegedly one of China's biggest and holiest), as well as some other random tourist spot that we accidentally ended up at by way of inaccurate map-pointing. This is where the phrase "Peculiar Bosom Friends" was discovered and we are eternally grateful.
Song of the week: The Numbers Rock.
- It was a close race. "Welcome Welcome Welcome Back" was pretty irritating. As was the catchy little chant, "Hello, What's Your Name?". But the ever so brief "Numbers Rock", with it's cheesy '80s power chords and annoying simplicity give it the edge
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Do the numbers rock
(They certainly do)