I've gotten A LOT of questions since I moved from Ecuador to China, and probably the most recurrent one is 'HOW IS THE FOOD?' 'DO THEY EAT BABIES?' 'WHAT ABOUT DOGS?' 'IS IT ALIVE WHILE YOU EAT IT?'.
I've memorized a very polite speech to tell people to stop being ignorant. Nevertheless, I admit that there are very creepy places here where you can get some crazy-ass 'food'.
To make it short: Dogs: No, Cats: No (at least not that I've heard in half year), Bugs: Yes (some big ones too), Snake: Yes (yum), Babies: Are you fucking nuts? Of course not.
So, what about the normal food? Well, it deserves a headline.
If you have tried 'Chinese Food' in a local restaurant in your fancy New York, L.A., Boston, London, Paris, Berlin or in [put your fancy city here: X] and you loved/hated it, believe me, it is nothing compared to the REAL one. The real one is 50x better (or worse, it depends).
Food can be a damn nice experience here, if you go to the appropriate places. You can taste very delicious dishes that you would never guess how are made, get completely full, and pay about 4 US Dollars for the whole damn thing. Or... you could spend $50 US on a single dish that tastes the same, or not as good, if you want.
One of the coolest things since I moved here is the amazing variety you can discover each day on the lunch. I'm just too amazed by it that I wanted to share my excitement.
On a side note,
will become a man soon, go and him. NAO.
And let me know which one of you is close to this damn hot humid oven. I wanna hang out on cold lands, probably northeast europe. Or Russia. But I've heard in Russia, the ice fucks you.