In lieu of answering the same questions from friends and family, I’m posting your questions and my answers here. Have a question? Great! Click here.
What does your daily diet consist of?
First let me say — with tongue-in-cheek — I’m not on a diet.
With that being said, here’s what I put inside of me on January 18th, 2013…
LUNCH at school:
From left to right:
- huáng dòu: soy beans
- huô shão: hot baked cake (fried bread with sesame seeds)
- miàn bão: bread roll
- xi fàn: porridge gruel
- tô dòu pái gû dùn: potato pork stew
- cái bìng: egg, spinach, and flour
DINNER at the New Century Hotel
Typically I eat out twice a week with friends because it’s cheaper to eat out than cook in.
Sweet and sour chicken — best I’ve ever had.
Fish — selected for dinner from the tank in the lobby, fresh and delicious.
Seared beef and onions, damn good!
Duck skin, fried.
Then Jameson Irish whiskey. (Repeat for desired effect.)
Breakfast and lunch are pretty much the same. Coffee for breakfast, lunch at the school. The offerings at school change every day, but I always have a bread option, porridge, and a vegetable or two. The food at school is all made with natural ingredients and it’s fresh. The public school system in America could learn a thing or two from the lunchrooms* in China!
Thanks for another great question, Alex!
* = Not only limited to lunchrooms. Restaurants, street food vendors, anyone that’s cooking food in China is doing so with real fresh ingredients. Of course this doesn’t apply to western restaurants operating in China (i.e., McDonald’s, KFC, etc.).
Conversationalist, finger-painter and co-founder of the International Breakfast Eater’s Club, MICHAEL VENSKE is a leap-without-looking kind of guy, a lover of coffee and well-known for empathetic listening. Currently he is teaching kindness, compassion, and the fine art of physical comedy to students in Zibo, China.
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