Sunday, August 24, 2008
Two nights before leaving Beijing, I saw this dish on a restaurant menu: "Cold Fresh Walnuts with Cherry Blossoms". I ordered it out of curiosity.
Surprisingly, the restaurant actually had cherry blossoms on hand. Maybe it was from a can.
I learned that there's a reason why people don't usually eat cherry blossoms. They are absolutely revolting. I had to let the whole dish go to waste, because even the walnuts were tainted and thereby disgusting.
Here is a photo of food which is actually good. On the right is a stack of cucumber segments. Chinese cucumbers have more taste than American ones, and it's common to eat a whole raw cucumber as a snack.
I was amused by the translation of this restaurant name.
The translation is "American Owl Restaurant". I don't think that was the original intent behind the name "Hooters".