I like puns but they don’t like me 😦 My flu reached it peak today and we decided to book a visit to the hospital. My only experience with Shanghai hospitals has been on the dark side (grimy hallways out of a horror movie, crowds of people rushing line to line, poker-face nurses stabbing needles, and patients clutching their bleeding wrists with cotton pads hastily pasted on). I’m obviously being over-dramatic but when you have surgery in China, its not the most pleasant of experiences.
We started off our morning with Starbucks before taking a taxi to the hospital and I ordered a Peach Blossom Tea Latte, mmhmm so good, a remedy for sore throats and stuffy noses for sure. Despite being sick, it was a peaceful morning to just write in my journal and sip tea.
For lunch, this cute place! It didn’t have much business and in China that always means something…. I have a weakness for good design though (and felt called to the pastel blue and pink color scheme). It also helped that they had waffles ….
Yeah, they were out of bananas again. Bummer. I swear, when you need bananas the most, they are never here for you 😦
Yooshake, you get 2 stars for good interior design and color scheme, and another 2 stars for having a mouthwatering menu, but minus one star for no bananas and waffles that taste like they came out of a Days Inn waffle maker. Not bitter…maybe just a little. I’m such a food snob, I need to stop.
And for our last dinner together as a travel group ~Pork mhmmm
Bamboo slices ~~~ glowing golden color
Pork chops ~ I was still a little surprised that people were not use to eating pork on the bone. My dad would cook this all the time when I was little and my brother and I would race to see who could make the bone the cleanest.
Everybody’s favorite! Man tou ~ It was hilarious because nobody in my family would believe me when I told them that all my classmates enjoyed mantou best out of all the Chinese dishes. My 大妈妈 (elder aunt) exclaimed in horror “What? Mantou?” Haha, I guess to most Shanghai locals, man tou is merely 家常便饭 – common food that is cooked everywhere aka peasant food along with the likes of fried rice. (I love fried rice with all my heart but its not your typical impress-your-guest dish)
Swimming in bokehs ~ My last impression of the night.