So, I weighed myself after yoga yesterday. Since being in China I've put on 6lbs. ugh.. how could this be? I walk everyday for miles and miles. granted I don't do much hard exercise, but still how can this be?
well, it's because the food here is pretty freaking amazing. It's tasty, cheap, and everywhere. This blog post was going to be about being around Xi'an but then I saw that all my pics were of food so it's now changing to an eating in Xi'an post.
breakfast. the bread on the far right is sliced and stuffed with the meat (far left) sprouts (middle) and chili's (green and red on right). sometimes an egg is added. around 15 or 30 cents. This is totally how i gained weight!
Fenzhengrou. steamed mutton and wheat mixed together. I couldn't get enough of this. It reminded me of something I used to eat as a kid. I think it actually sort of reminded me of my Bubbie's kishka, except this wasn't stuffed in a casing shell.
Yangrou Paomo round two. This time I went to a spot I heard was known for the dish. Good call. This one was SUPER DUPER FUCKING AMAZING tasting. I want to learn how to make this for when I come home. I'll make it for you next time you're in town :) I also ordered some lotus root and pickled chili cabbage here. sort of like an early start of where kimchi came from.
So when I got the Yangrou Paomo I think I sat with the owner of the restaurant as I noticed that various staff kept talking with her through my meal. Also she bought me a bunch of these skewers. Not sure what it was. Looked like crab stick, tasted like fat soaked in sesame. Either way I like getting free food!
Finally!! a food I REALLY didn't like. This was a bean type cake with dates. I honestly couldn't find anything tasty in it. I ended up giving mine to a homeless guy on the street. However, next to her stall you can see a man with a carton in his hand. he sells a sticky rice that had a rose flavored sauce sandwiched inside it. This, this i liked.