Reflections on a Wandering Life.....
Sunday, October 05, 2008
I brought a cake to the food court in the basement of the Disanji Book Building after church this morning. Tom is here from Arizona visiting Jordan, and today was his 50th birthday. The Disanji building is quite new, and the setup is very convenient for groups of people--one more indication that China is entering the modern world. You have to buy a card, then you can use the card at any window to order what you want. When you are finished, you can redeem your card, or you can save it for next time. If you are used to American fast food, you probably won't like it. The cuisine is definitely Chinese. Actually, I should say, "cuisines," because, as you know, China has seven or eight distinct cuisines. Personally, I like the eel, which is actually a Japanese dish. Eel is very nourishing, very easy to digest and very tasty. But it doesn't make you feel bloated. Good stuff.