We had time to explore QingDaoon our fifth day in the city. Many of the Missus's cousins had to travel back to Shanghai and Shenyang for the upcoming work week. The Missus and I wandered around a bit, checking out the European influenced architecture......
What was so special about this place? Just take a gander at the sign..... you won't have to understand Chinese to know what they serve here. I really enjoyed the Lu Rou Huo Shao I had in Beijing, and had been looking forward to an opportunity to try it again.
There was a good variety of donkey dishes. All these restaurants have similar pictures of docile and peaceful looking donkeys on the signs and menus...... it almost makes me feel bad about eating them.... almost.
The Missus placed our order, and one of the little dishes from this table made its way to us.
There's a famous saying; "tian shang long rou, di shang lu rou" (天上龙肉，地上驴肉上), translated as "dragon meat in heaven, donkey meat on earth." And as far as I'm concerned, you can have your dragon meat..... I'll take the slightly sweet, vermilion colored donkey meat. The meat can be pretty tough, and in this case it was a tad drier than what I had in Beijing, but I loved the flavor. The tendon also has a unique flavor, slightly more gamey then beef tendon.
The Missus went with a already wrapped version....
Think of it as a donkey burrito...... or perhaps an a$$ burrito??? It sure didn't taste like, ummm..... well, you know.
While walking back to Zhongshan Lu, we passed this tiny place which was doing some brisk business.
The stuffed fried bread, though, was another story......
It was very good. And even though we didn't care for the tofu, the overall price of the Doufu Nao and the bread was 7 yuan...... a tad over a buck.
We left satisfied, and ready for the rest of the day...... and it was to be another pretty busy day!