It was June, and Dublin wasn’t getting any better in terms of weather. That’s when the trip to France came up.
The lady at the Bubble Tea shop also sells this concoction. It’s something like plain yoghurt, topped with fruits and nuts. Delicious!
This is the menu at the Bubble Tea Shop. There are 2 different glass sizes, like a coffee shop. I always take the smaller one, which is big enough for me.
Finally, the Bubble Tea that all you people have been asking me about. Bubble Tea is called chenju nai cha in Chinese and is a favorite with young and old alike. I think this was a chocolate flavored version, I don’t remember. This big glass of milk tea costs 2.5 RMB, which is roughly, Rs....
This was another stall with lots of different animal parts. Heaven for meat lovers!
  Can you make out the pig’s face, carved out so neatly? This is the sight that greeted me at one of the shops on a college trip to Qingcheng Back Mountain. So what I heard before was right, people do indeed eat pig faces!
A hot pot restaurant is always packed, particularly in winter and spring, as people come to enjoy the warmth of spices and conversation.
A very helpful tray is kept next to your table. All empty dishes or dishes to be emptied into the hotpot can be kept here. Finally, the waiter counts the number of plates used and tallies the bill.
One of my favorite food items to have in China – hotpot. It’s a complete DIY experience, which makes cooking fun. The hot pot is at the center of the table, a boiling cauldron of water and chilli oil/many times meat broth in to which goes meat and vegetables. The heat can be regulated with...
After Kuangzai I went to have some of my favorite cold noodles. These are the most common ingredients in cold noodles. Clockwise from above, MSG, vinegar, something similar to soy sauce, salt, chopped green spring onions, soy sauce, stir fried onion bits, chopped red chillies and a red chilli sauce. Spicyyy!! And extremely delicious!
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