NOTHING is better than a trip to Chinatown with your friends. This miraculously happened when my Chinese class, Chinese teacher, parent chaperones and I drove to Chinatown three weeks ago. We explored Chinatown, ate a delicious lunch, and did some shopping! Here are some of the interesting things I learned:
- Chinese people never waste any animal parts, so sometimes they eat brains! Yuck!
- Dim sum is a popular type of Chinese food and is often devoured for brunch.
- There are only a couple hundred last names in China .
- If you look around for long enough, you can see your last name on a building sign.
This is why I loved Chinatown:
- Low prices for EVERYTHING.
- Fun toys.
- Food EVERYWHERE.
- Chinese medicine is REAL GOOD FOR YOU.
- There are fortune cookie factories with fresh, hot cookies.
Here are some foodie facts:
- Sweet and sour chicken is a big winner!.
- Soy sauce in fried rice doesn’t taste so good…
- Egg rolls taste like veggie spring rolls without actual eggs.
- Mints taste good, but look artificial. They also don’t seem like a Chinese candy…
- Chinese restaurants usually have a Lazy Susan for big parties.
- Deer legs are a Chinese remedy as well as lizard soup.
- Chinese people eat every part of an animal, even the brain!
Finally, if you haven’t tried tea from Chinatown, these are some pointers:
- Strawberry Pearl Milk Tea is delicious and doesn’t have any tea flavor, just barely. The milk version is very sweet (too sweet).
- Tea tasting is fun, but very hot.
- Lychee tea barely tastes like lychee, but is pretty good.
- Pearls don’t taste like anything.
- Green tea is too bitter for me.
- Chinese people really love to eat tea.
- Tea is also really cheap
Here are some photos my dad took at our adventure throughout Chinatown:
Fish at a local market
Fortune Cookie Lady at a fortune cookie factory Me and my friend Claire at a tea tasting place My friends and I eating a delicious lunch at a Chinese restaurant in Chinatown Me with a bin of frogs at a local supermarket Our tour guide showing us a fried scorpion and it’s uses My Chinese class and I in a park located in ChinatownEven though some of these foods in the photos might seem disgusting, but for Chinese people, the low prices is all that matters!