we eat well...
"Please don't get fat! Please don't get fat! Please don't get fat!" This has been a mantra for me personally here. HA! HA!
If there are any parents out there worrying that their child is not eating well, this is the post to quench all those fears! WE EAT WELL HERE! VERY WELL.
Pictured above was the dinner that my husband and I shared last night at the Vietnamese restaurant where our group dinner was held. We are given a budget and then the students can order their own meal or pool their money together and share a few items. The food is generally very cheap here so the food pictured above PLUS a milk tea and soda costs about 200 "Kuai" - Chinese Yuan (which converts to about $29). Usually students are given about 100-150 Kuai per meal.
Many amazing and affordable restaurants are within walking distance from our Jia. One day I walked across the street to treat a student and our staff member to lunch and coffee and we enjoyed this comfort breakfast food! My vegetarian omelette, potatoes, pancakes AND coffee were only 60 Kuai, which is about $9USD.
Also, there is more than just Chinese food here in Shanghai. PIctured here is a delicious bowl of pasta with vodka cream sauce that we can get right across the street! We can find Italian, American, Mediterranean, and simple things like pizza! Trust me, in terms of food, we are in the best place ever. I just have to walk a lot more so I don't feel so guilty eating it all! :) And if I don't walk more, then there will just be more of me to love when I get back! HA!
9/14/2018 08:45:24 am
If I understand correctly, the Chinese greeting for "How are you?" literally translates to "Have you eaten?" May be a correlation :)
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