My favourite dishes?

As I settle into Beijing for a while, with much peace and quiet and opportunities for writing (and the pleasure of being in a country where the government is mainly the Communist Party), I have been enjoying my favourite restaurant. I treat myself to a meal there once or twice a week, while mostly eating in the dining halls.

One of the pleasures at this little eatery concerns some of the dishes. These include:

Husband and wife lung slice

Thread jujube in Sydney

Boiled salt bath chap

Sneak liver pointed

Beijing heaving

Needless to say, the only way to find out is to order them – in Chinese characters, as is the custom here.

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4 thoughts on “My favourite dishes?

    1. I have learnt to be somewhat sceptical of these sorts of pieces, in terms of their form and content. The pop psychology doesn’t help, and it gives itself away by use of terms such as ‘free press’ and ‘democracy’. The sense I gain here is that Xi is widely respected and is indeed restoring the status of the government. Of course, there’s always some who are dissatisfied. But generally, yes, peace and quiet in Beijing.

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