Just as it started to cool off in Foshan, friends of mine treated me and Sean to a Saturday out in the countryside of Nanhai, a district of Foshan. The occasion was a relative’s birthday lunch at a friend’s restaurant. It took us an hour to drive from Sean’s apartment, which is already in Nanhai, to the outskirts where the restaurant is.
The meal! Long Life Noodles are in the center. The blushing bread rolls are a special birthday boazi. On the right of the birthday boazi are pastel colored chips made from shrimp shells. The dish on the left of the baozi has camel hump meat in it.
After lunch, the owner of the restaurant suggested that we all take a trip to an island close by. Why not? I’m glad we did.
After taking a tour of the house, drinking tea, eating bananas from the trees in the yard, and playing with the dog, we decided to take a tour of the island.
We passed this dog. I was told he will be eaten because he’s that kind of dog. Apparently, there are two kinds of dogs here–those you keep as pets, and those you keep to eat. There are even different names for the two classes. I think it’s based on breed, but I’m not entirely sure. After explaining this to me, my friends invited me to eat dog with them the following weekend. That’s for another post.