CATEGORY: ‘Travel & Leisure’

“Cold Cake” on a Xi’an Street Corner

20 Jun, 2016

Our final stop on “The Lost Plate” food tour in Xi’an was literally a sweet, fragrant ending to a lovely morning spent eating and touring markets.

Char Ming…

18 Jun, 2016

Read out loud, slowly. Then don’t suppress your urge to burst out laughing.

Carefully Match & Fondle Your Nuts…

16 Jun, 2016

Fondle two nearly identical genetically unusual nuts in your palms daily until they develop a patina from your body oils — it will extend your life by years or decades.

“Stoned” Bread

16 Jun, 2016

Hahaha. I meant STONE BREAD.

Deep-Fried Persimmon Cakes

15 Jun, 2016

After touring the Muslim market in Xi’an, we headed to the edge of the market, and before getting back into our tuktuk, we had two quick bites…

Artisanal Throat Lozenges

14 Jun, 2016

In the middle of the market in Xi’an, a young vendor was hammering and smashing away at a block of what looked like sugar or candy.

It’s a Bug’s Life…

13 Jun, 2016

Perhaps the most unexpected discovery in our market tour in Xi’an was a visit to a cricket shop.

Floral and Leaf Teas

12 Jun, 2016

One of the first stalls we came across at the market in Xian was a vendor offering various types of green leaf tea and flowers for hot infusions.


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