As someone who is not the biggest fan of Chinese food, this past week has defiantly been an experience. I knew from the beginning I would have to suck it up and eat or starve but, I have actually enjoyed all the meals we have had. Our first dinner at Goubuli was almost a turn off with the duck tongue, shrimp with the head and all the legs, room temperature ribs, etc. but it has gotten a lot better since. Tonight we had dinner at a Japanese restaurant; it was the best meal to date. It is located in a Food Court in one of the malls on Golden Street. It is step up in a horse shoe shape with the grill in the middle where they cook our food. I actually feel this was the first meal we really ate together as we were able to see everyone and comment on all the mini conversations that were being carried on.
When ordering, if they ask if you’d like to add the sea food, don’t add it! Having a huge great meal, the only draw back was the three little gross baked black anchovy looking fish that were added as the ‘sea food’. I’m still shocked over the culture differences in what is considered a delicacy, like dog at the Korean restaurant, and what I would assume as sea food when ordering. I still have an open mind and would like to try everything at least once, but with a McDonalds or KFC on every street corner, I am proud to say I haven’t eaten there (yet) and that I am going to hold out as long as possible.