Review: China (the Country)

I went to China. Hi, I’m back.

I ate food there. And I didn’t get any food poisoning as I am wont to do on vacation. Yeay! Even though I can’t exactly provide the same restaurant reviewing service about places in Beijing, I can still show some juicy pics and tell tales of some of the neato stuff I ate while I was there. And because I can, I will.

Picture of food so you’ll keep reading.

I will start by saying that we mainly ate at “Western” style restaurants in Beijing. This is not to say that the food at these restaurants isn’t Chinese or that it’s not authentic — it just means that the facility operates in a Western style. Typically, these restaurants are large, and you’re seated at a table by a hostess. The menu is typically very expansive and full of pictures. Your order is taken by a waiter/waitress. Sometimes this person speaks some English, often not so much. The pictures are helpful for this. Your food is brought to you and is typically meant to be shared among the people at your table. You use chop sticks. The facilities are clean and the food is of high quality like you might expect in, say, San Francisco.

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Vacation!

While I imagined furiously preparing multiple posts to go up while I’m away in China, I was not actually able to make this happen (surprise). Therefore, B&C will be taking a short hiatus while I’m eating food in China. I did not get my Hep A shot; please do think a happy thought to the food gods for me. :)

And, feel free to stalk me while I (hopefully) post via email from China: http://angiesommer.blogspot.com/

Happy eating!