Some Weird & Some Tolerable, Here’s What I Ate in China!

No matter how big an Asian cuisine aficionado you may claim to be but once in China, mark my words, you will certainly scratch your head in bewilderment once before ordering your dish and later when it arrives on the table. While unfortunately I couldn’t take pictures of the weird and crazy dishes as it was too awkward for me to do so in front of our Chinese clients, otherwise though I hunted for my comfort food. Here are a few things I ate during my work trip. Mostly I played it safe!

 

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Take a look at this! With a menu that looks like this, you either have to be well versed with Chinese/ Mandarin or in my case have someone who knows your language help you out. So I ordered this below!

 

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The good old noodle soup with pakchoy and supple shrimp dumplings. Delicious and in my comfort zone.

And I must talk about my favourite ever breakfast place i’ve ever had anywhere in life. That’s Wagas! A chain of cafes across China, this place serves dishes that are amazingly tasting and guess what healthy too! Here are a couple of things I devoured,

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Salmon, poached eggs, orange slices, avocado and couscous cutlets.
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Yummy yoghurt with crispy toppings of chia seeds, raisins & more!
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Papaya and couscous salad with sunny side up and avocado on the side.
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Fusilli arrabiata with bacon and parmeson! Yumm!

And twice I had the delicious south east asian laksa at two different restaurants, one in Beijing the Singaporean one and the other in Shanghai the Malaysian one and both the curries with those sea food, tofu, eggs and glass noodles were oh so lip smacking!

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The Malaysian laksa
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The Singaporean Laksa
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The nice & simple pad thai noodles with condiments we all love!
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Crispy deep fried shrimp and corn money bags.
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Sea food risotton in black ink sauce!
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Crunchy fish dumped in Vietnamese curry and rice.
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The homely mixed vegetable curry with rice.
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The plain egg noodles with veggies we can always happily dig in.

 

 

 

 

Published by Geetanjali Prasad

For a decade or so, I worked as a television news reporter, producer and anchor and dabbled in genres like entertainment, business, real estate, sports and travel for different television channels. Currently since the last five years, I am taking care of the subject of climate change and green buildings by visual storytelling through digital platforms for an American organisation. I have started this blog purely for love of writing and pursuit of extraordinary stories (as the name suggests) by looking for people who have done immensely inspiring work or overcame situations that demanded exceptional grit and determination. I want to document and share these stories with the world in the hope that it motivates more people including me to be just a little kinder to everything and everyone (including animals & environment) around us, a bit more fearless to fight for what is right and the endurance to achieve what we envision.

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