People/food? — 3 years ago
Love their food, though.
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I just spent a couple weeks in China. Real Chinese food is so diverse, it’s hard to imagine how anyone could dislike all Chinese food, but a lot of it is pretty weird. I’m willing to try anything, so I ate jellyfish, goose tongue (actually many types of tongue, and liver), chicken feet, sea cucumber, squid, bird’s nest, etc, etc. The worst thing I ate was just some sort of fried beef with jerky consistency. It took 15 minutes to chew… 15 agonizing minutes.
On the bright side, I didn’t get sick (despite eating fresh fruit against dire warnings – but I did NOT drink the water!) and I can now use chopsticks. I recommend Peking Duck (if you’re in Beijing), and rice noodles/cakes. If you like watermelon, you’ll love China as it’s the dessert served with almost every meal. Be careful about buying food from street vendors, especially bottled water – their bottles are often found on the street and refilled. Anything from a store should be fine.