Q: Foodie cities in China?
Hey, i'm kinda new here. Was wondering what are some 'foodie cities' with decent travel destination near them in China? I want to spend the last bit of my vacation eating some good food but also see some sights.
haha,, wanna trip out your 'foodie' buddies back home? Go to the Yang lin (sp?) Dog Festival. you will have bragging creds over all your compatriots nigh on forever.
of course you will also be mentally scarred for life. hard to believe humans are so cruel, but you can see for yourself first-hand that we* are.
*homo sapiens sapiens
Everyone knows that all Chinese food is 'very delicious' and 'very famous', regardless of the fact that most of it tends to be over-salted, doused in cooking oil when cooked, may contain toxic ingredients and (in some provinces) they use way too much chili pepper.
MSG is the preferred added cooking ingredient (yum yum)
Want good Chinese food?
Try Hong Kong and Taiwan as Englteachted suggests if you value your taste-buds and long-term health.
Just go to any tier-1 and you will have a vast selection of food from all over China. Still going to eat gutter oil and tons of MSG though, China food tastes great but standards and quality are the bottom of the low. For quality Chinese food hit your local Chinatown or go to HK and Taiwan.
In addition to my previous post, while there is choice for Chinese food in tier 1, don't expect too much from non-Chinese food, the "Foreign food" in China basically is a diluted version of the real deal and tastes like crap, and the rare good places (usually owned by expats) that serve real Foreign food are totally overpriced.
There is no foodie culture in Mainland China. All the Chinese I know and who call themselves foodies still only eat Chinese food and think Foreign food will make them sick, these are educated urbanites from large cities LMBO.