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beijing street eats
This week’s digest proposes three personal reflections on urban life in contemporary China. All three posts are well-crafted pieces of creative non-fiction that explore relationships, interpersonal feelings and a sense of place, from a male and a female perspective. All three were published over the last month on 1510.
I live for people faces
ph: taken with PentaxP30, 28mm, with Fiujifilm400
Check out Simona Pietropaolo’s tumblr for an interesting series of photos in China.
A Chinese couple on a bicycle take cover beneath an underpass as tanks deploy overhead in eastern Beijing, on June 5, 1989. (AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing)
Here’s another Koolhaas, the CCTV Building in Beijing. 2008. I’m pretty sure this is not how it actually looks at night, but it was the clearest picture I could find. What a gorgeous transformation of the basic skyscraper:’)
Far East Freaks
Portraits of tattooed and pierced Chinese youth I shot during the Beijing MIDI Festival 2012.
My new view - Beijing morning
by wangpan1979. Beijing.
To Eat Like The Locals
The smell intrigued me. The looks of it captivated me. The colors of it enticed me. I WAS SEDUCED! I’ve seen it on many occasions in random spots on street corners, next to bus stations and subway entrances. What could it be? Where did it come from? Who makes these?
On one cold morning, I decided to find out more about these magical flaky fried big round morsels of happiness. They are called “鸡蛋灌饼” or “ji1 dan4 guan4 bing3” which literally translates to “chicken egg filled cake/pie”.
So I went up to the old metal stand where a cute and friendly husband and wife were standing and I said “ni hao, wo mai liang ge ji ge” which means I’ll buy two of these lol… It was only five RMB… Which is basically 0.79 in USD. Cheap huh!
So, these wonderful majestic morsels of complete happiness originally came from Henan apparently. It was basically a flat flaky fried bread topped with a spicy chili sauce, lettuce and a condiment made from pickled cold spicy corn and topped with cilantro. The bread was similar to a pita bread but lightly browned from grilling/frying. Inside the flat bread was a good layer of egg in its glorious entirety.
It was delicious. To top off my adventurously yummylicious breakfast, I drank a bowl of warm homemade soy milk which is a staple breakfast beverage for people up here in the north.