Monday, August 9, 2010

In China, They Eat Everything. Part 2.

We continue our tour of my culinary (mis)adventure(s) in China . . .

Sea snails seemed particularly popular in Beijing's wet market. I'm told they're even tastier than escargot.

Summer fruit was a major hit; I had my first waxberries in Shanghai. Think plum meets strawberry meets pleasantly strange fibrous texture.

Preserved and packaged seafood is an increasingly popular delicacy. Here is a very expensive box of preserved abalone. It doesn't have much flavor, but it's awfully chewy. . .