Elena is not a gourmet or super picky eater. She does not need to offer a huge variety of dishes upon arrival in a foreign country. She is not particularly interested in new food. Usually Elena chooses dishes to her liking, with the goal of only satiating her stomach, unlike Oleg.
China is an amazing country. In the Celestial Empire, it is easy to find a dish called the Millennium Egg. Cooks prepare an ordinary chicken egg, store it in a container made of clay, tea, add ash and additives. Breaking the vessel reveals a transparent protein with a jelly-like state. The yolk becomes greenish. Looking at a yellow-green egg, there is always no desire to eat a dish.
My husband decided to take a chance and try this “delicacy”. Oleg has completely different culinary preferences. Often he invites me to try different versions of dishes. However, I did not dare to try the baked bull’s blood, ears and other similar delights. The Chinese, on the other hand, love such trash and are happy to offer it to tourists.
It was a real shock for us to see people eating chicken paws. Chicken paws are cooked in a smoked, fried form, adding various seasonings to them. Legs are made for chicken to walk! It is strange for me to see such phenomena. The Chinese are an amazing people who use absolutely everything. Aborigines love to combine rice with potatoes or noodles. Coming to a Chinese cafe, the waiters will serve the dish in a lot of oil and with a very spicy taste.
Learn the popular phrase “Buyao La” for visitors. The two words mean “I don’t need spicy.” Although the waiters will bring a spicy dish of sufficient spiciness. It will be possible to eat it, if you do not forget the packaging of “Smekta”. Sometimes foreigners have a “revolution” in their stomachs from such dishes. In a large city, you can choose establishments offering European, American dishes. Price tags are much higher compared to Chinese cafes, but the food is more familiar. I eat at McDonald’s, KFC, located near my house with the usual tastes of food. In terms of taste sensations, fast food is much healthier compared to Chinese folk recipes. Digesting her stomach is definitely much easier.
Staying in China, you can get enough at home, buying European products in supermarkets. You won’t find milk, cheese, bread or sweets in stores. The Chinese in the concept of “bread” put something sweet with a touch of bacon. Once I bought bread from a Russian woman who baked yeast-free rolls. It was a relief to my stomach. Although the cost reached 500 rubles. for a loaf I liked pairing it with zucchini caviar, although it is much more expensive in China compared to the Russian product.
In China, it is better to go to people who are not very picky about food. The food is 100% different from Russian. Food can really become a serious obstacle to a comfortable life. Finally, let’s give one simple piece of advice: there are many Muslim establishments in China with approximately the same menu. You can eat in them approximately the same as in Russian cafes.