Tag Archives: food

Home #Cooking

23 Feb

Having a #Birthday Party at #zaxbbq in Zhengzhou!  The ony place in our province that serves a real #American #cheeseburger!  Ordered a side of sweet potato fries and Ginger beer!  Delicious! A Touch of #home for the #homesick
#China #lifeabroad #foodie #diner #LifeinChina #Americanfood #tasteofhome #International

An #American Breakfast!

7 Feb

​A real #American breakfast!  🍴  In #China, donuts that taste like real donuts and CHEESE! are so hard to come by. We’ll pay a fortune just for a good old-fashioned meal once in a while. The Chinese usually eat soup, dumplings, fried bread, or salad for breakfast, which isn’t my cup of tea. But we’re staying at the Hilton for a couple days – in China, the nice hotels have both an American and a Chinese buffet – makes for quite the array!  🙂 

#LifeinChina #foodie #travel #ontheroad 

Ba Si

10 Jan

Ba Si is a delicious real Chinese dish made from fruits, baked potato, or sweet potato – battered and then covered in a sweet sugary- caramel like sauce that hardens into a candy-glaze.  My personal favorite!

Gapefruit Oolong Tea

15 Sep

The Air . . . It’s full of spices 

9 Sep

Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup

4 Jul


Chinese version of Chicken Noodle Soup – great for a day of exam writing!

Involuntary Escargot

22 May

Life in China~ Simple Chinese (Meats)

18 Mar

Life in China is so much simpler with a few Chinese “food” words under your belt. To be honest, I prefer the places where I can point and buy. But even then, you often want to verify the type of meat because pictures are hard to discern or you may not want to eat certain meats. For example, I have many Muslim students from Indonesia or Malaysia who want to avoid Pork. I personally don’t do fish or seafood due to allergies. To help, here is a list of common meats in simple Chinese!

  • Meat = 肉 = Ròu = Roh
  • Chicken = 鸡肉 = Jīròu = gee roh
    • Jī being chicken. So if you want a specific part of the chicken add Chicken (Jī) then the part (i.e. Chicken Wings = jī chì). 
  • Pork =猪肉 = Zhūròu = Joo roh
  • Beef = 牛肉 = Niúròu = New roh
  • Fish = 鱼 = Yú = Yoo
  • Shrimp = 虾 = Xiā = Tseeah (fast)
  • Mutton = 羊肉 = Yángròu = Yahng roh
  • No ________  = 不 + Meat= Bù + Meat

The most common varieties are chicken, pork, beef, and mutton. They are used almost interchangeably in rice dishes, baozi (dumplings), noodles, etc. Plus, there is often a “red bean” or “vegetable” option containing no meat. So if you want meat in your dish, use one of these words to A. make sure meat is included and B. that it’s the meat you want 🙂


Life in China~ new snack

19 Jan


Korean kimchi flavored crackers 🙂


Black pepper!




Fruit Art

7 Jul


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