Posts Tagged ‘beijing’

Corn on the Cob Ice Cream

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

corn on the cob ice cream

Think black corn was cool? Try corn on the cob ice cream… all the rage in China during those warm summer months…

Duck’s Blood

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

ducks blood

Hot Pot isn’t authentic until fresh duck’s blood is pored into the broth… right?  Gotta love Hai Di Lao.

Running in a Sneaker

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

There’s something inspirational – and weird – about running on a treadmill in a giant sneaker.

Sanity is the Most Important

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

While washing your hands might not help you, we agree with Paris Baguette that sanity is the most important…

Cheap Haircuts

Friday, November 25th, 2011

When you live here, there’s no reason to cross the train tracks to find a decent haircut. Fancy hairwash-while-sitting not included (nor necessary).

Flummery at the Supermarket

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011


The local supermarket  - where items like flummery, puffed food, mi congealed, and aquatic products all get their own sections.

Apfrgrowelb & Fitch

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Me: “This is a knockoff of Abercrombie & Fitch!”
Store: “No, this is Chinese designer: Apfrgrowelb & Fitch.”

Shot in the Butt Cake

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Happy shot in the butt!  I don’t know why anyone would give this cake to someone else.  ”Congrats, you’ve been vaccinated!”

Teenie Weenie

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Teenie Weenie – one of the more emasculating clothing stores in China.

Toilet Paper…

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

“Toilet paper available at the entrance” – not something you want to read once your sitting…

Clean Veggies at the Supermarket

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

You can safely assume your produce has been thoroughly washed when the guy inside the supermarket selling them is smoking a cigarette; his job must have been completed.