My favorite of the foods that we got to try was a soup that Linda explained is called "tofu brains" when you translate it into English. I am sorry to say, it is not a pretty dish. In fact, it looks like vomited cottage cheese floating in a bowl of mucus. If you can overcome the appearance, however, (as I did), it is really delicious. Honestly! Another thing I enjoyed was the mutton on a stick. Susie claimed that it was spicy, but I disagreed. So, Linda got me another one that had about five times the usual amount of red pepper on it. I offered to share, but this is not a province accustomed to truly spicy food, so my Chinese friends declined the offer. One of them remarked "I would die!' when offered a bite. I guess Korea really did give me tastebuds of steel when it comes to spiciness!
We also got to see some of the fantastic Chinese crafts for sale, such as the adorable pens that they make and little carvings made from vegetables. We saw a lot of pretty scenery, and even got to check out a neat bookstore on our way home. It was one of the most fun days I've had here in China, which is saying a lot.
|Our happy group, after a few hours of good food and exploring.|