Sunday, August 28, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Pretty good donuts. I like that the store doesn't blatantly use food coloring in anything; all their different donut styles and flavors are composed of normal ingredients.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
Inside the restaurant it looks extremely Spartan--there are booths, stools, a counter and cooking equipment (all well used, but tidy and clean), plus some Cocoa-Cola advertisements on the walls. The place probably hasn't changed since it was built (the '40s?).
The food fits this environment perfectly. You can get thick milkshakes and scrumptious chili dogs. I tasted all sorts of childhood memories when I bit into mine.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
In China, wherever you see a KFC you can almost always find a McDonald's nearby, and often the stores are open 24 hours a day. I preferred KFC as do many Chinese people. I was told KFC is seen as more “Chinese”, but for me, I just thought it tasted better.
Picture menus are available, which makes ordering somewhat easier (but not always). If you can't see a menu laying around just hold your hands open like a book and the people at the register will give you one.
The buildings are often multi-story affairs and it is expected you will leave your garbage on the table when you are finished (no putting it away yourself!). As in the rest of China, tipping is considered weird.
Both restaurants focus on sandwiches and some items were familiar, like buckets of chicken, french fries (served at both restaurants), and quarter pounders. Other things were wholly unfamiliar to me. For breakfast you can get congee, a rice porridge with bits of egg and meat mixed in:
or a pastry (like a croissant but square) containing a fried egg, ham, and a salty mayonnaise:
For lunch KFC served a beef wrap of some kind that came with a chicken wing:
The food tended to be spicier than what is served in America, and the only thing I can say against it is that it sometimes had a little too much mayonnaise, but you could always scrape that off.