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Zibo - Eating

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Breakfast
On our first two mornings we had breakfast at the hotel. Breakfast basically was a continental breakfast with muesli, fruit, toast, tea, coffee and juice. Of course they also had the traditional Chinese breakfast food such as noodles, pickles, lotus root, etc.

On our last morning we ate at 'Western Food Pub Hyatt '. We had French toast and a fruit plate. I had coffee and Barbara had a chocolate milk tea.
The French toast was not like anything I have had before. I think they spread the bread with peanut paste, fried it, dipped it in egg and fried it again. It was OK but as I said before not French toast as we now it. The fruit plate was huge and the presentation was outstanding. The latte I tried to drink but couldn't. It would have been the worst coffee I have ever had.

Lunch
We normally don't have lunch when we are travelling. That takes up precious time that we could be shopping or sight seeing. We normally have fruit or nuts to keep us going.

Dinner
On our first night we stumbled across a restaurant that really looked something like a family chain restaurant. There were heaps of people in the restaurant so we thought we would be fairly safe. Ordering was a challenge as they didn't have an English menu and no one spoke English. We toured the restaurant with the waiter in hand and pointed out what we wanted. We ordered Chinese pizza, shredded potatoes and eggplant. The potatoes are fairly standard in Shandong Province excepts these ones had a bit more chili. The Chinese pizza was great. It was on like a very thin pita base, that then had a egg cracked on top with ham, onions and capsicum. It was really nice. The eggplant we weren't at all excited about it and it looked like we hadn't touched it. The meal was very cheap. Even cheaper than what we pay in Tai'an.

On the second night we found a restaurant that looked OK. Still had some difficult with communication barriers. Anyway we thought we ordered Egg & Tomato but ended up with Egg and Chili. I did not like it at all.

On our last night we found this place called - 'Western Food Pub Hyatt'. The had western food, an english menu and a student who worked there whose major is English. We ordered a Supreme Pizza. It was just like at home. We decided we would go back for breakfast the following morning.

Posted by Bettinamc 06:47 Archived in China Tagged food

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