Breakfast in Tianjin
This morning we went and bought some breakfast on the side streets from a vendor selling deep fried bread sticks. It was a nice change from the same thing we have everyday for breakfast at the hotel (rice, fried noodles, zhongzi, and really bad coffee). The bread sticks had a very buttery flavor. I watched as the man made them, he would roll out the dough, chop it up into very small pieces, and pull the pieces into long strings and drop them in the deep frier. Professor Li asked the man how much he sells every morning, and he said that he goes through about 50 pounds of dough every morning. They sell for 50 Jiao for 1 (half a Yuan) breadstick. Apparently this is what the majority of Chinese people have for breakfast on their way to wherever they are going. The food they serve in the hotel would be pretty expensive for them and thus why the majority of them stop at the vendor stands. I also saw hotdogs this morning for the first time since we've been in China ... for breakfast ... I may have to try some tomorrow along with some other various breakfast foods I see along the way.