China Lounge Courtyard Boutique Hotel
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... most unappetizing food you could imagine. Our meals then were all family style with a variety of foods that none of us could identify. These were days when you brought canned tuna, peanut ****************ers. We would occasionally get sweet and sour pork, but mostly rice, soup, mystery meat and we would sit around the table asking "what’s that"! How things have changed. Elegant breakfast buffets, western chain fast food, Mortons Steak ...
... whilst the few Westerners were more impress with the gold and jewels.
We made our way through the Treasury to the Opera House, a three story pavilion filled with trapdoors and special effect machinery and open to the elements,which used to show Beijing opera to the emperor and empress. The emperor and empress, would sit in little rooms in another pavilion to observe the show.
This section of the palace was a ...
... sliced and placed separately on different plates. The fatty skin is to be eaten on its own, but firstly dipped in a garlic sauce and then sugar and the meat is to be eaten wrapped within a pancake. The one bit that we we weren't too sure about was the 'piece de resistance' - it's head, which had been hacked in half giving access to it's brain (had the texture of pate). It's not all bad though when your only paying £2.50 for a full duck. It's actually rather quacking!
... were in Japanese/from Japan and there were several items which I remember eating/seeing while living in Japan. They even had メロンパン ; (Melon bread)!
(You can’t find this special, delicious bread in America…) This made me excited especially because it’s way cheaper here in China than in Japan. Obviously the food didn’t taste exactly the same, but it was still the best place to get snacks or even dinner. So I was ...
We got up ridiculously early to catch a ferry to the Hong Kong airport (we were lucky enough that the ferry company checked our baggage onto our flight for us!!) and then we flew to Beijing. We were met by our transfer operator in his shiny Hyundai sonata that smelled of mint and then off we went. From the minute that we left the airport, Beijing had such a different feel to any other city. It felt old and wise and happy to remain as is. There were kilometers of trees ...