I was curious about how a restaurant kitchen looks and operates in China. I tested 3 restaurants that I frequent and was able to get access to the kitchen in all of them.
In many ways this China grocery store is similar to a US store, but in other ways it’s VERY different. Most items are sold in small units to keep the price and size down. There aren’t rows and rows of minivans & SUVs parked in front of the store – you buy what you can carry home.
I’ve been gutting-out some elbow pain for a while and I decided to test acupuncture treatment to see if it would relieve the pain. After a lunch with a factory owner I asked if they knew of a clinic nearby. We drove to a small shop about the size of my living room that was full of beds & cabinets with traditional Chinese medical equipment.
So, I just returned from an adventure that began yesterday when I accidentally arrived at the Shenzhen airport without my passport in my computer case. Trouble ensued.
Farming in China is like the period after the US civil war, when the excess labor pool created by emancipation proclamation resulted in each ex-slave getting a mule and 40 acres to farm. The only difference is Chinese farmers don’t get the mule (and fewer acres).
Photos of friends and strangers.
This circus’s “big top” was scaled down to village size, with about 8 guys acting as ringmaster, acrobats, clowns, animal handlers, ticket takers, poop scooper, etc.
Considering I’m a bald man (and proud of it), I spend an inordinate amount of time at the barber shop in China getting my “hair” shampooed and cut. Let me explain.
This is another place in China I love, the night BBQ. It’s just down the street from our factory and next to my favorite alfresco restaurant. It’s a smorgasbord of inexpensive treats-on-a-stick that are barbecued right in front of you. The smoke and smells are part of the experience, but unfortunately they aren’t captured in photographs.