So, took a quick 7 day trip over to China.. I was staying in Zhangjiagang and Yangzhou.. Did some business, ate some food, had no free time outside of the time I spent not sleeping from about 3 am to breakfast the following day at 7 am.. Anyway, lots of fun things, always surprised how fantastic the food is.. You forget, you eat the food in the US and it's good and you get into a groove of finding one or two good dishes or one or two restaurants but, then you go to China and are blown away by not only the sheer diversity but, just how wonderful everything is.
Anyway, first night, had traveled many hours and met my customer and her son and had a small meal, upon our request.
greens with garlic in like a chicken broth.. Greens being one of those things that baffles my mind.. I have yet to find a simple plate of greens that compares..
having been in chicago days before and taking my buddy out for seafood, i know that this place of crabs would have been at least 80 bucks in Chicago.. This was 63 rmb or like 10 bucks. crab, garlic, enoki mushrooms..
the star of the show, this came with a lid on it.. when opened, the bowl was alive with movement, as were the shrimp.. drunken shrimp.. so fresh, so delicious.. a little creepy they were still moving until you got the hang of it.. I ate so many of these guys..
"basic" crispy dumpling.
braised pork belly..
there were one or two other vegetable dishes.. definitely a celery dish... a nice start with a couple of beers and some old business friends.