Things you do in China #6China is a crazy place, I’m not going to lie. However, I wouldn’t have spent almost 20 months here now if I didn’t like it. There are little quirks, just like any country, which will help you to fit in better. I hope to cover some of these in this series of topics!
Not that I’ve seen much cat or dog on the menu, but we all know it exists. There was a restaurant when I lived in Ordos where there was dog on the menu. Needless to say I kept away from that.
The food characters actually look like: 牛肉, 羊肉,猪肉,鸡肉 and fish 鱼肉. Cat and dog: 猫肉,狗肉
Learning food characters was the beginning of my learning. I wanted to make sure that when the time came to branch out of restaurants with picture menus, I’d be able to confidently order something I actually wanted. Even to this day I’m still proud of that an can happily order from a completely Chinese menu.