For my last meal in China, I stopped at the local Mickey Dee's at the airport. It was the busiest of the different food outlets, a close second was the Popeye's next store. The only Popeye's I've seen in the U.S. is either on Street Road in Bensalem or right next to Fenway Park. I counted five, yes FIVE, just in the airport. The most spotted chain food store in China was the Colonel himself and his wee beety eyes (So I Married An Axe Murderer reference for those of you scratching your head), Kentucky Fried Chicken. People love this man over there, especially the American style potatoes with sauce (mashed tatters and gravy for us here).
I digress. Back the Mac's. There were a lot of local items on this menu that I would never find at home. First of all, happy meals with some nugs and french fries at home is boned chicken wings, side of corn and warm milk in China. I was most intrigued by this item called the White Burger there. They had advertised a white burger and a black burger. As interesting as the black burger looked, I stuck with the white burger. The black burger was a beef patty, sweet onions, and a sweet and sour sauce. Having gotten severe food poisoning from a burger at Checkers when I was kid, I cannot get burgers at a fast food restaurant The white burger was a fried chicken patty, mashed potatoes, mushrooms, and tangy spicy sauce. It sounds so wrong, but sweet Jesus, it was oh so good. I won't openly say this was my favorite meal in China but it was definitely up there.
|Hong Kong Skyline|
I'm so happy to be back home. As much of an adventure this trip was, there is no place like home! Hope you all had a great memorial day weekend! Look forward to our recipe reviews tomorrow!
|Back home in Boston!|