Cafeteria Food

I was so disappointed when we didn’t get a chance to eat at the Burger King at the Shanghai airport. Instead, we ate at a noodle shop with typical Chinese food. It’s not that I don’t like Chinese food, because I do. It was because I knew that we were going to be living in rural China for almost a month. There are no McD’s here (well, there is 1 single McD’s an hour away), let alone a decent Turkish place, or Vietnamese place, or Indian place, or a bazillion Korean places that we’re used to in Qingdao. The only option here is the cafeteria food that LSV provides.

Don’t get me wrong, the food here is great. Being a coastal area, we get some great fish and nice shrimp. But I do have to say that any type of food gets old after awhile.

Each day we have Congee and corn steamed buns for breakfast. For lunch we have a toufu dish, a vegetable, and a often a fish. Dinner is leftover lunch plus 1 more dish. Again, I like all those dishes, but it does get old. 🙂

It’s not all bad, though. The south of China is known for a bunch of fruits. We’ve got some pretty awesome bananas, watermelon, Jack fruit and my personal favorite – Lychee. Lychee brings us back to the first city we lived in here in China. It has a very short harvest time, and when it’s in season they are a dime a dozen. Luckily, we’re here just in time for Lychees!

After eating the kids run around playing ping pong and what-not.

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