Takeaway Chinese: Delicious: Lens-Artists Challenge 41

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On a recent trip to China we found the food to be a little disappointing. I am quite convinced that there was wonderful food to be had but it was a cheap trip, assumed we wanted food like Starbucks, Macdonalds and Kentucky fried and the Chinese equivalents were located near these outlets. Not those that had the wonderful food. We did however go to a market where the food was delicious although it was all of a takeaway, snack variety. The sticks of potato scallopy things were wonderful. You’d never want to eat another bag of crisps after having these.

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Even the chicken feet looked inviting.

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Fruit on a stick – a healthy alternative.

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I’m not sure if these were olives or cherries or something altogether different.

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Octopus Balls – if you like dumplings you’d love these.

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Sweet potato – yum but not sure what the black and white is.

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Squid – I didn’t try it.

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Although we didn’t find much food that really made us drool the fruit was superb. Everywhere.

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And it was as cheap as chips – actually much cheaper than the chips in the first photograph. DE-licious.

Thanks to Patti for hosting this weeks Lens-Artists Challenge.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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16 Responses to Takeaway Chinese: Delicious: Lens-Artists Challenge 41

  1. pattimoed says:

    The food looks marvelous, Irene. I’m so glad you were able to go there and avoid another bad meal. I think I would have been in a very bad mood if the tour company kept taking me to Kentucky Fried, etc. I am sad to see so many poor quality American fast food places being “exported” abroad–like Fiji. It’s the worst of fast food cuisine (IMHO) and causes so many health issues, like hypertension, obesity….

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    • My husband was getting frustrated but it was such a cheap trip that we could complain about nothing really and the Chinese equivalent was wan ton soup and noodle soup which wasn’t bad for you it was just that you got sick of it and really wanted something that wasn’t fluid in your stomach. I agree – the exported foods like Macdonalds do cause health issues and when they go to places like Fiji it is just a disaster waiting to happen.

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  2. Tina Schell says:

    Our China trip included a guide and we found if we took his suggestions for food it was always good. The funniest thing was when we went to a Chinese Hot-Pot restaurant and no one spoke English. We finally gave up and left – we were the only English-speaking people in the restaurant and hadn’t a clue what was on the menu LOL

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    • Our guides were stuck on the food outlets they thought we would know but we only went to Chinese alternatives in the vicinity. Would have loved a guide that said this is where you should eat for a good meal. We found no problem conversing and working out what the items were on the menu as everyone we came across had SIRI and they just said the chinese into the phone and out came the English. It made getting directions easy as well and I am now determined to learn how to use it on my phone. Something I have always resisted.

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  3. Amy says:

    Makes you wonder why would they take the tourists to American fast food in China.
    A few years ago, we went to China with a tour group. Food was great, one day we had lunch at a private home, every dish was well prepared from her own kitchen, also took time to give us a cooking demonstration in her kitchen. 🙂

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  4. The food looks delicious but chicken feet? Not for me.

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  5. Prior... says:

    wonderful – but not sure about the octopus balls

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  6. Leya says:

    China is very special – with their food too – delicious much of it, so sorry about the group leader taking you to those foreign chains…Lovely shots! I would not have tasted the squid either though.

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