Trip 4: Day 7 - 12
To continue on day 7,
After the photoshoot was done we had to go eat dinner with some business assistants of Liaoda’s father.
Taken to a mysterious apartment complex, we went into an elevator that descended rather than went up. Curiously enough, we emerged in a secret place for art appreciators! With fine wines, cigar areas, and other nice things!
We met the assistants, and the boss of this underground haven before splitting ways and heading toward the restaurant that they also had hidden away!
This is a special soup with a special medicine sitting within. The long squiggly things are a fungus, but no mere fungus! It is cordyceps sinensis~ A cordyceps fungus! Ugh, my favorite fungus for its mind control of insects!
Baby big meat~ Very sweet!
The expensive and rare treat of sea cucumber~~
The additional rare treat of sea ear~
With that grand meal done it was time to return home and KO on the bed!
The next day was spent selecting photos to keep or toss, as was the following day. As we couldn’t keep all the pictures they took without spending an even larger sum of cash!
We had gone grocery shopping at one point, and I took a photo of interesting hanging meat snacks…
After another day or relaxing, Liaoda’s mother had decided it was time the kids left the home! Which, despite the searing heat, we were pleased to do to give her a break on cooking food!
So Liaoda and I returned to the new mall where we had taken our pictures. Here we explored and tried various foods~
The first basement level was so large they had a train and tracks throughout it!
The first dish we tried in the mall. It had a red bean jello with red beads, some dough like balls, two large chunks of yams and it tasted great with cream added in!
The arcade, which, despite this picture’s appearance, was fairly packed and fairly large.
One of the ticket prizes…
A cool looking cardboard set up for a movie they had going at the theater~
A car Liaoda loved after we had a horrid taste test of the Chinese Burger King. It was both expensive, bad in taste, and gave small portions (Their medium looked like an American kiddie size!)…not someplace you should eat.
Some of the best and most bootiful chairs known to man kind!
A second meal Liaoda and I shared, the restaurant is known for his thick stickyrice noodles~
A delicious strawberry milk tea with one of the best english logo uses I’ve seen in China! Very clever~
After more wandering, we sat down at a Korean BBQ place to test out their food. As we were about to order, we got a call telling us that one of Liaoda’s cousins was in town with his girlfriend. So a crowd of four cousins and the girlfriend showed up and we ate together~
It wasn’t the best any of us had ever had, but it was fun figuring out how to keep the meat from sticking or the squid from rolling up!
After dinner, we all went out to some karaoke and then we were all off our own ways~
Finally, day 12 is today and spent relaxing once more in the cool air, as finally it had rained!