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This post was edited by waiboshu at 2012-11-23 14:38|
I just read travel blogs from an Australian couple, they are funny and really enjoy street food in China. I copy some their blogs here, it might be informative if you want to visit China.
China Tour ~ Shanghai
Our bellies do flip-flops as we rocket into Shanghai from the airport. And it's not because the train is doing over 300kmh (seriously). It's because we're in freaking China! China and it's five zillion year culinary history has directly influenced all the Asian cuisines we love so much. Even though we're a pair of skippy non-Asian Australians, we feel like we're coming home to the motherland.
We get off the train in Shanghai to discover that we can't escape Christmas, even in China. We're a bit lost and some random stranger sees us struggling with a map and helps us find our way to our hostel. What a nice bloke, and what a nice welcome to China. Chinese folks we know back in Sydney were convinced we would be mugged, extorted, poisoned and possibly eaten as we backpacked China. But within five minutes of the holiday we've already had the exact opposite experience, and continued to do so throughout out the trip. Folks were super nice and helpful and we always felt at ease. Though once Shawn was slightly molested on the bottom, unfortunately by a bloke, but that happens to him all over Asia. Nothing so exciting happens back at home.
We're superstitious about the first meal of the holiday: it sets the standard for the rest of the trip. We could have eaten at one of the dozen too-tidy looking primary coloured Japanese/Taiwanese/Hong Kong style chain joints as we left the subway. But we held out until we found this: northern style cumin lamb kebabs cooked on hot coals and served in fresh flat bread. This is the last thing we were expecting and the best thing to find as the temperature was dropping down towards freezing. We paid 15 yuan, less then $3 Aussie. This is going to be a good trip.
我们对于假期的第一餐是很迷信的：它给我们整个旅程的欢乐程度定调。我们可以在离开地铁之后在那一堆色彩鲜明的日本／台湾／香港主题连锁店里挑一家吃 ，但是我们坚持着直到我们发现了这个：北方风格的用煤烤的茴 香羊肉串，夹现做的饼。这根本不在我们的预期之中，但这却是这个几乎零度的天气之下最好的食物。我们付了15元，不到3澳元。这个旅程将会很愉快。