Wednesday, June 9, 2010
So we found this little restaurant on the corner of a street down an alley. It had red lanterns hanging outside, which Dan is convinced always means food (I'm not so sure about this). I wish I would have been able to get a picture of the place, but my camera died half-way through our meal. What a tragedy!
Anyways, we sat down at this big round wooden table. There was a stand in the middle with soup spoons, chopsticks, soy sauce, some chilies, and little napkins (pretty standard for restaurants around here). We got this menu that was all Chinese characters. No pictures. No one spoke English. So we decided to play Russian Roulette and just point to a few things. Very nerve-wracking!
Overall I think we were really lucky with this dinner. A few nights later we were eating with a Taiwanese friend and I showed her the picture of the menu and she started laughing at us. Apparently there were some pretty crazy things on the menu (frog, pig liver, tripe, etc) so we got pretty lucky. I don't know if we'll be trying this game again any time soon. It was a great experience though!
Posted by Nova Walsh