Lunch in Wuhan

2010
07.18

After my long/late trip to get here, I didn’t roll out of bed till about 10:00 on Sunday morning.  I pulled down photos of the trip, made a blog post, called my family, etc.  By the time I left the room it was time for a late lunch.  There’s a restaurant here at the hotel, but where’s the adventure in that?!?!  So off I went in search of food and fun.  Thankfully, I found both!

The restaurant that I chose didn’t have an English menu or even a menu with pictures.  The ordering process was one of the funniest things I’ve ever experienced!!!  But I’ll have to write more on that in another post, since I’ve got to get out the door.

I’m trying out a new photo gallery, rather than putting all the photos in-line.  There are descriptions of the photos below each picture, after you click on a thumbnail.  Please let me know if you like this, or prefer the images embedded in the post.

PS  I had some family ask about the cost of my lunch.   Food in China is very cheap!  The fish was $4.32 , beans were $1.79, and beer was $0.89 for 16.5 oz bottle.  CHEAP!  The fish and beans could easily serve 3 people, so call it $2/each.  The beer was drinkable.  Not good, but worth 89 cents on a hot summer day.   So for under $3/each, you got a delicious meal.  Beats the pants of a $2.99 burger value meal!!!  :)

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5 Responses to “Lunch in Wuhan”

  1. Ed Selby says:

    The gallery is much mo better!

    I miss the cellophane wrapped dishes. I experienced those as well. Did you get the pitcher of boiling water to wash them out with?

    Great shots! I look forward to more.

  2. Mom says:

    I am still amazed at the things you eat now!

    The pictures are wonderful as always, and I like the new way they display.

    • Brian says:

      Barbara, I was a picky eater as a kid, but when I’m traveling abroad, I’ll eat anything they put in front of me. This is a personal policy issue; one I’m sure my mother wished I had instead of being such a pain when I was younger! :) Yesterday for lunch we had a spicy pork dish that had a bunch of really hard bits in it. You were supposed to eat all the little white bits, not remove them. Turns out it was pork gristle. I’d never order that on my own, but I ate it. Thankfully there were lots of peppers. :)

      Megan, I can totally see the hot pot thing! All those little rolls of raw food. I’ll eat lots of things in China, but I’d rather starve than eat raw meat here! LOL

  3. Megan says:

    So, I am really waiting to hear the story of you ordering with no one speaking English! I had one of those stories when I was in China too. Those are always a fun time. :)
    Ours involved a hot pot and the menu only showed plates of raw meat… it was a little scary at first.

  4. I would have a hard time finding food to eat in China, judging by what I see in your photos. I had the same problem in Japan. I like the new gallery.

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