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Food Glorious Food

We're two weeks into trip at this point and we've had a few friends ask us about the food in China since we arrived. ‘Lost in translation’ aside I haven't referenced it much. Where to start... I would love to tell you it's the best thing since sliced bread, but I would be lying. A very large percentage of the options available to you are deep fried, with some veg thrown in for good measure. The Chinese love their oil. You can get good soup dishes with noodles and a meat of your choice, and thankfully it's cheap, healthy and filling. Unfortunately there isn't a huge amount of variety, unless you look at the western options which are generally average and expensive. We haven't spotted an Italian, Mexican, Japanese or a Thai restaurant. Don't get me wrong, we're up for trying the local cuisine but there are only so many of these dishes you can eat on a daily basis. That doesn't mean it's all been bad.

Cantonese style beef with peppers, onion and garlic. You can easily get this one at home but it somehow tastes better here.

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Dumplings are one of the most popular dishes in China. I'm not a huge fan but they're growing on me. Alberto loves them.

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We tried this one earlier today, sticky rice with bacon/mango and chicken cooked over a fire in bamboo. Best meal so far!

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We knew curry would be hard to find so we thought all our Christmases had come at once when we found a specialist curry house in Shanghai. You couldn't make a dent in the pool of curry that was served up. I won't comment on the 'chicken'. We wouldn't recommend it...

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Posted by mattld 07:56 Archived in China

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