Lijiang Char, China

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Finding good food can be pretty hit and miss in a tourist town. What a Chinese tourist likes to see when they are shelling out the big bucks is lots of oil and salt in the meal as well as large dish sizes (which they like to only half finish (a sign of wealth?)).

But on our way up to the park we passed a man slowly disassembling a couple of sheep, guess where we decided to eat dinner?

The park was pretty and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain had come out of hiding briefly.

When we returned to the restaurant the job was done and the choices were laid out. The name of the resturant was actually “The Guiyang characteristic skin records the old shop to bake the shop” as you can see below.

Out front here we have Char, which translates in this specific situation to “stuff cooked on a stick over coals’, nice. Lets get some of that then.

We went with a nice mix of beef (yak), lamb, pork and chicken.

With some lotus and cabbage.

Chicken wings, green onion and blood sausage. The blood sausage was interesting because it was made with rice as a filler, a bit different to Argentina.

Some mushrooms and Zuchini.

Everything came seasoned with a hot powder, which you get more of at the table to dip your bits into.

All this came to $5 each including the beer, cant go wrong really



Growing veggies, keeping the solar going and listening to music; one might think Roy never leaves his home with his green thumb yet he is an adventurous foodie who loves trying the weird and wonderful cuisines of any culture. An electrical engineer by trade his nerdiness also crosses over into his love for folk music and playing warhammer.

4 Responses

  1. Ha. You are right. I would have loved to eat at “The Guiyang characteristic skin records the old shop to bake the shop”. It would have pleased all my senses, and tickled my funny bone. So enjoying your gastronomic adventures dearests. When you sojourn, albeit briefly, back to our shores, please let me offer my humble kitchen, and my eager taste buds to your disposal. Should you wish to recreate some of these Asian delicacies I mean.

    1. Yes would love to cook a feast at your house. I (liz) have been itching for a month now to cook my own meal. I want hamburgers with beetroot on them with homemade mayonaise. Typically not Asian, however I have gathered a few techniques and recipes during our travels to try out back home. Will be seeing you soon

    1. Howdy Ram,
      Unfortunately the travelling has come to a temporary pause due to some work commitments. I will probably see you very shortly.

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