Splendid China: Taylor Eason eats and drinks the People's Republic

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[image-1]5:15 PM, Apr 21st: I just ate seaweed and red pepper salad for breakfast in Beijing. And a boiled egg. Good stuff but they need to learn how to boil an egg.


7:46 PM, Apr 21st: Tips for Beijing: skip T Square, unless you just love being bombarded with street vendors; wear comfy shoes to Forbidden City; skip Summer Palace unless it's a pretty day; don't miss Temple of Heaven - Chinese hang out there and play music, dance for exercise and sing. Be choosy in where you eat Peking Duck... Tampa's Yummy House has better than what I had last night.


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4:04 AM, Apr 22nd: In tiny noodle shop, packed with locals speaking woefully unfamiliar words. Eating heavenly stir fried beef, veggies, noodles. Loving life.


11:00 PM, Apr 22: Never knew what fresh, ripe lychee nut tasted like until this AM. Just like German riesling blended with NZ sauv blanc. Seek it out. Yum!


(You can catch Taylor's further adventures here in the a few days, or get up-to-the-minute coverage by following her on Twitter or friending her on Facebook.)




CL Wine Editor and Corkscrew columnist Taylor Eason is in the middle of a two week tour through China. Not surprisingly, her focus is on the food and drink between the sightseeing trips. Here's her Twitter and Facebook comments about her first few days in the Middle Kingdom:

4:27 PM, Apr 20th: Breakfast in Beijing: scrambled eggs sauteed with woodear mushrooms in sesame oil, steamed bok choy and pork stuffed bao. And lots of tea.

2:49 AM, Apr 21st: Lunch: 8 dishes. Lotus root with mushrooms, pork dumplings, sauteed pea shoots, sauteed celery with a foreign white veggie.

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