We line up because the locals are lining up.
No foreign dialects, only Shaanxi dialect.
Muslims or non Muslims, everyone waits.
The patrons before us bought 40 pieces, 28 pieces, 35 pieces, and we have been waiting for about 35 minutes... Given that one bread is about 6 inches in diameter and about 2 inches thick, I am thinking may be we should get about 10 pieces, come our turn?
Smoked blood tofu : A delicacy previously eaten only during the Chinese New Year is now available all year round.
Not that I mind! I mean, I can eat this smoky red tofu everyday!! I don't eat blood pudding/jelly... but I eat real tofu made from real soy beans, naturally dyed red (to add a touch of festivities), well smoked, well flavoured and stir fried with green onions, red onions, and sprinkled with a dash of spices.
My tummy is happy.
This herbal tea stall lady welcomes strangers sticking out their tongues at her!!! All she requires is but a quick look at the tongue to diagnose one's body condition, ie. too much heat or too much chill. "Leungcha 涼茶" is literally translated into English as chilled tea/cooling tea, intending to expel bodily heat. Here I get a combination of 3 types of herbs, I think I must be pretty hot *coughcough* 😆
It's really a mini vacay plus family time. While vacay means outside dining; family time with extended family means unlimited homemade rice cakes, steamed baos, and Portuguese egg tarts 😊 I wonder if his aunts and grandaunts are gonna pass the recipes down the generations... to me?