If you haven’t visited it yet, or recently, you’ve got to see the menu (sorry) at eatingchinese.org, a glorious site that brings together everything to do with chinese food that can be done online, including:
chinese crepes on YouTube–what a great idea to expand upon for all of us living and traveling in China. Videos of street food being prepared all over China, available for food lovers to figure out how they might do it themselves.
photos of regional cuisine such as this gallery of food from Xi’an (with the famous yangrou paomo 羊肉泡膜, or mutton broth with broken bread). (They probably don’t need millions of photos of Sichuan hotpot, but they might appreciate some unusual meal you had recently).
chinese food discussion forums such as Chinese fast food: Not Western Fast Food in China, or Chinese Fast
Food in the West. What’s up with all the Hot Pot chains named for furry
cratures? How is Ronghua Chicken doing? What about Ma Lan Noodles, Da
Niang dumplings or “Real Kung Fu Eats?” and
Chinese Menu Translator Project and Chinese Food DIY for those who want to make it better at home.
Plus many, many links to readings like “Jews and Chinese Food,” or “History of Beijing Halal Cuisine”–and to the Flickr Chinese food photo pool (a group with 568 members).
The site is clearly a labor of love, done by someone who calls himself Gary Soup. Enjoy. Contribute.
2 comments on “eating Chinese”
Thanks for the strokes, Lyn, and I hope it will encourage your readers to join the discussion forums. But as the man said, “You ain’t seen nothin’yet!” I’ll be retiring from work at the end of October and plan to spend a lot more time working on the site, including the neglected blog (when I’m not traveling, that is).
I like it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!