Many people perhaps don’t know, in China, the greeting are or were not “How you doing” but “Have you eaten yet?” 吃了吗? Starvation seems a far distant past but I think many still remembered the terrible experience that they tend to over ordering now. Yes, I’d rather believe this habit is from the unforgettable past than nouveau riche.
These photos were a meal for ten people in Dalian, a seaport in northeast China – Liaoning province. One of the guests wrote that they didn’t even finish 1/3 of the food on the table.
I hate to have too much food on the table which always ruin my appetite – too much work! March 2016 in China, over ordering is still the trend. I just couldn’t persuade them to order less – if it’s not enough, we can always order more, right??? Once I gently mentioned this to my uncle, he shouted back,
“Order less? Then why do you even bother to invite people for dinner?”
I was speechless. The following meals during this March trip, could have fed an extra army:
- Northeast Cuisine 鹏城老北方酒楼
- A Japanese in Shanghai
- The Voyage of Pujiang 浦之舟
- JFL 聚福林 in Jinan
- Xihe 羲和雅苑烤鸭坊
- Dadong 大董
- Juqi 局气
- Yanmingyuan 宴铭园
And more …
4.16 A mother goose is incubating, and the dad is guarding.
4.23 The guarding dad is very relaxing, lingering near by.
4.30 They’re gone: the family with four new borns.
This hut is on the east side of the park.
On the east side of the Park. Is the green roof building in the distant background, home to the eagle nest? Here is the blog from urban hawks 5th Avenue.
Beethoven’s #6 symphony is one my faves. Every time listen to it, I could see the expansive grassland wavering, sheep and cows leisurely stroll the ground; hear the birds singing and feel the pleasure the natural has to offer.
Don’t ask me how my friend sneaked in this delicious homemade sushi. Thanks!
By the way, the oboist looks little unlike his picture in the playbill – are males more vain? His hair is receding …