After two weeks in China, we finally feel like we have settled in. This is what we have been up to so far… (in our local area, within walking distance). We went to have Chinese BBQ with Josh (Canadian), Heather, and Zachary.
A long bed of coals is brought to the table, and then you order whatever you want for it. Everything is cooked before it is served. The coals keep the food hot.
Left, A Chinese Sprite label. I love it!
Right, A side dish – boiled peanuts and edamame beans.
The local beer (Laoshan) and clams.
Zach and Heather
Seasoned Chicken wings
We took a stroll down the river that runs near to our school.
Here are some snapshots of that:
We named it “Poop Creek” because of the suspicious-looking brown stuff floating in it.
Posing next to “Poop Creek”
This is probably where I will do most of my jogging while we live here.
Beautiful sunset [Ignore the mysterious floating matter]
A park we found on our walk.
BBQ restuarants in our neighborhood. Customers eat at tables outside, sitting on tiny chairs.
Out for dinner.
Potatoes, green peppers and eggplant.
Green peppers and pork.
This dish reminds me of the Thai dish, Morning Glory.
My Chinese Teaching Assistant (TA) and her husband took Justin and I, out for dinner last week.
We had Hou guo (Hot Pot)…
Everyone gets there own pot, with boiling broth, and a full crab, inside it.
You then select whatever you want to add from the buffet table.
The meat options.
Salad and vegetable options.
Jerry and Cathy (my TA)
Jerry spoke English pretty well compared to other people we have met here in Dongying. He uses English for his work, so we were able to keep the conversation going throughout dinner.
Justin doesn’t have much experience eating seafood, so when he picked up some clams I was proud of him. He wasn’t aware that they were only ready to eat when the shell opened in the hot pot, thankfully he only ate a couple “raw” clams before I managed to tell him!
Lots more to come from Dongying.
We haven’t had time to see much of our city yet.
We’ll get out and about soon…