Category Archives: China & Hong Kong

پولۇ Polo (Xinjiang, China)

From the portion size, you can tell they knew I was coming.  From the reused cooking oil, you can tell I knew what I was getting into. I consumed this tasty polo, better known to much of the world as … Continue reading

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Ken-Ken’s (Controversial) Cuttlefish from Singapore

I’m a yuge big fan of seafood.  Anytime of the day, even lunch.  In general, I’ll opt for some grilled octopus or freshly shucked oysters over a slab of cow meat…or at least, alongside said steak. That said, I don’t … Continue reading

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The Tianzi (Son of Heaven) Building in Yanjiao, Hebei, China

China is – or at least, until recently was- the world’s petri dish for what I like to call bizarrchitecture.  You have malls with Venetian gondolas (and Somali video games), (empty) towns designed to be spitting images of European villages … Continue reading

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Travel Photography Tip: Look Both Ways

I’ve gotten yelled at by my fair share of security guards for either inadvertently – or purposely – trespassing, and/or taking photos where signs specifically say not to do so.  Whoops.  For instance, at the above Qingjing Mosque in Quanzhou, … Continue reading

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One Great Menu: Lanzhou Lamian (China)

How willing are you to try something different…food-wise?  Are you the type that throws caution to the wind – even when you can’t speak the local lingo?  Or, are you a culinary Lutheran, spending more time telling the waiter what … Continue reading

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Study Chinese, Learn English: Signs in China

Where’s a mirror when you need one? Whether or not you’ve visited China, you may have seen photos from that part of the world.  Half of the time, the photos might be of pollution – in which case, have fun … Continue reading

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Elevators in China: Double-Edged Forks in the Road

It was a homecoming of sorts.  Oh no, not for me…but for all of those from Fuzhou (福州 Fú​zhōu), China returning to their roots. Erring on the obvious, aren’t we?  Let’s put it another way.  To the average New York … Continue reading

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