Last year this time we were enjoying all the excitement of my first Fall in Texas. We complied a Texas Fall Bucket List, and if you missed that, be sure to check out the link! We did some amazing activities… It really was a season to remember! One of the items on our list was the Texas State Fair, and we ended up visiting the fair twice so we got to see almost all that was available to see. One of the most dangerous parts of the fair was the food – Hmmm, the food! I simply could not get over how many different things could be fried and then enjoyed as a snack. Have a look at the amazing fried foods served at the Texas State Fair via this link: “The Fried Food Capital”. This year we had to miss the deliciousness of the Texas State Fair, and instead we got to attend the Qingdao International Beer Festival, which is held in August every year. Here we got to experience a completely different kind of “Festival Food”, and although not as deliciously tempting and tasty as what was on offer at the Texas State Fair, we did enjoy a few appetising snacks. Here is a look at some of the food that is on offer at Chinese Festivals.
Deep Fried Durian
Remember that stinky fruit we told you about, well this is it cut into small pieces, rolled in batter an then deep fried. And no, we didn’t try this one. I know you are all wondering!
Instant noodles with some lettuce thrown on top
Fried Tofu squares
Surprisingly – They DID have Churros which are popular in Texas.
(They consist of fried dough dipped into sugar and cinnamon)
As you no doubt noticed – there’s nothing here quite as appetising as the food found at the Texas State Fair – or any fair back home for that matter. And maybe that is a good thing because it took us quite some time to burn off those Texas Fair calories! Over here we go to fairs more to see what is on offer, and to walk around taking in the festivities. Isn’t it odd how we all becoming completely accustomed to what we grow up enjoying. Food sure is different here, but what isn’t?!