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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-27-09 01:38 PM
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34. Breakfast in Beijing, for $0.30 US
For 2 Yuan you get a fried bread with some meat and spices:



The taste is unbeleivably good.

If you want to splurge, for $0.45 US (3 Yuan) you can get a half dozen meat filled bow buns.

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  -My God! How do people eat that shit? OffWithTheirHeads  Dec-26-09 11:07 PM   #0 
  - I don't get it either. If all you want is filling and cheap, almost any hole in the wall  LeftyMom   Dec-26-09 11:22 PM   #1 
  - Shit, the girl selling Tamales in the parking lot makes better food!  OffWithTheirHeads   Dec-26-09 11:26 PM   #3 
     - Should have gone Burger King. They serve a veggie burger.  GoCubsGo   Dec-28-09 02:14 PM   #74 
  - Great story... it'll be funnier later... As for fast food...  MrMickeysMom   Dec-26-09 11:24 PM   #2 
  - I can do that. Just let me pour myself another Adult Libation.  OffWithTheirHeads   Dec-26-09 11:27 PM   #5 
  - (:^-O...  MrMickeysMom   Dec-26-09 11:53 PM   #7 
  - O.K. We were having Goose for dinner. What the recipe called for  OffWithTheirHeads   Dec-26-09 11:52 PM   #6 
     - Oh, I'll check this out...  MrMickeysMom   Dec-26-09 11:57 PM   #8 
        - No, don't leave the peels on. If you want them for flavor,  OffWithTheirHeads   Dec-27-09 12:35 AM   #10 
           - Ooh, good advice...  MrMickeysMom   Dec-27-09 09:06 AM   #19 
  - shoulda got the double cheeseburger - they are only a buck  Kali   Dec-26-09 11:26 PM   #4 
  - Fried cheese kurds? You must live in the South.  OffWithTheirHeads   Dec-27-09 12:44 AM   #11 
     - uh - no.  mzteris   Dec-27-09 02:26 PM   #42 
     - mmmm....cheese curds!  marigold20   Dec-27-09 08:54 PM   #54 
     - Cheese curds are not southern no matter how they are served.  Shell Beau   Dec-27-09 08:27 PM   #52 
  - OSH is my home-away-from-home  XemaSab   Dec-26-09 11:58 PM   #9 
  - I just ate but my mouth is still watering reading about your cooking.  Withywindle   Dec-27-09 12:52 AM   #12 
  - I agree. My wife took me to Popeye's a few months ago.  OffWithTheirHeads   Dec-27-09 01:23 AM   #13 
  - I would have washed my dishes in the bath tub.  GoCubsGo   Dec-27-09 08:17 AM   #14 
  - That's what I was thinking . . .  mzteris   Dec-27-09 02:28 PM   #43 
  - Come on - people watch American Idol, care about Jessica Simpson, and think reading is communist.  Rabrrrrrr   Dec-27-09 08:22 AM   #15 
  - Their food does to your internal waste trap what your water did to your sink.  peekaloo   Dec-27-09 08:49 AM   #16 
  - I agree with you on this subject  unpossibles   Dec-27-09 08:56 AM   #17 
  - I do agree with most of your post.  hippywife   Dec-27-09 09:06 AM   #18 
  - No one eats it. That's why they are going out of business.  Phentex   Dec-27-09 10:19 AM   #20 
  - Situations like this make me appreciate plastic pipe.  hunter   Dec-27-09 11:05 AM   #21 
  - I agree with your rant  Sanity Claws   Dec-27-09 11:16 AM   #22 
  - Anthony Bourdain said the same thing  GoCubsGo   Dec-27-09 12:08 PM   #24 
  - scrape the solids into the garbage; wash the dishes in the bath or shower...  yawnmaster   Dec-27-09 11:21 AM   #23 
  - Your subject line describes perfectly how I feel about: Star Trek, Monty Python, BSG, Star Wars,  Heidi   Dec-27-09 12:11 PM   #25 
  - OMG what a story. Be sure and keep a copy of your rant with Christmas  mnhtnbb   Dec-27-09 12:26 PM   #26 
  - It must be nice to have unlimited time  Taitertots   Dec-27-09 12:52 PM   #27 
  - Not all home cooked meals take a lot of time.  hippywife   Dec-27-09 12:57 PM   #28 
  - I work on the weekends  Taitertots   Dec-27-09 01:13 PM   #30 
  - That was holiday cooking  GoCubsGo   Dec-27-09 01:25 PM   #32 
  - It doesn't take much time to throw together  hippywife   Dec-27-09 01:33 PM   #33 
  - I do eat stuff I throw together very often  Taitertots   Dec-27-09 01:48 PM   #35 
     - I'm the only one who cooks  hippywife   Dec-27-09 01:55 PM   #36 
        - You cook, what a lucky guy  Taitertots   Dec-27-09 02:10 PM   #37 
           - You know  hippywife   Dec-27-09 04:12 PM   #46 
              - well stated  La Lioness Priyanka   Dec-28-09 08:54 AM   #61 
              - Well said!  Rabrrrrrr   Dec-28-09 01:43 PM   #70 
  - Even when I was working full time I would make my own lunches.  OffWithTheirHeads   Dec-27-09 04:06 PM   #45 
  - Crock pots are a wonderful thing. So is the freezer.  GoCubsGo   Dec-27-09 01:23 PM   #31 
  - Maybe, but the flip side is that you seem to have a job.  OffWithTheirHeads   Dec-27-09 04:03 PM   #44 
  - My husband and I both work full time. We definitely don't have unlimited time. But we've mastered  grace0418   Dec-27-09 05:47 PM   #49 
  - Ditto. It's not even hard.  wickerwoman   Dec-28-09 01:13 PM   #69 
  - i work fulltime, go to grad school and am a community organizer  La Lioness Priyanka   Dec-28-09 08:59 AM   #62 
  - There are better fast food choices out there.  MilesColtrane   Dec-27-09 01:12 PM   #29 
  - Breakfast in Beijing, for $0.30 US  Xipe Totec   Dec-27-09 01:38 PM   #34 
  - All that food and it only cost them...  Taitertots   Dec-27-09 02:14 PM   #38 
  - So you've been there?  Xipe Totec   Dec-27-09 02:17 PM   #39 
     - China Yes, that food stand No  Taitertots   Dec-27-09 02:23 PM   #40 
     - I've been there, and I agree with him. nt  crispini   Dec-27-09 02:25 PM   #41 
  - Mmmm... love the crepes too.  wickerwoman   Dec-28-09 12:35 PM   #67 
     - The crepes were awesome too!  Xipe Totec   Dec-28-09 05:14 PM   #88 
  - yeah, fast food is basically crap - and it isn't the only thing folks on limited  tigereye   Dec-27-09 04:50 PM   #47 
  - Love the line about the tire company. LOL! I'm a foodie myself, and though I'm not  grace0418   Dec-27-09 05:42 PM   #48 
  - Oh, I even found the whole disaster funny as it was happening  OffWithTheirHeads   Dec-27-09 06:38 PM   #50 
     - Even when there hasn't been a disaster, that moment after a dinner party when all the  grace0418   Dec-28-09 03:20 PM   #79 
  - I've always wondered about that myself.  es350_ibm   Dec-27-09 08:17 PM   #51 
  - I happen to like McDonalds. I don't eat it often, but when I do, I enjoy every bite.  Shell Beau   Dec-27-09 08:28 PM   #53 
  - I haven't been to mcdonalds in years  noamnety   Dec-27-09 09:57 PM   #55 
  - Ah, baked potatoes...  GoCubsGo   Dec-28-09 08:23 AM   #58 
  - I do eggs and Subway-only, too. Can't stomach the other FF (that's fast food written fast).  valerief   Dec-28-09 03:29 PM   #83 
  - .  phasma ex machina   Dec-27-09 10:00 PM   #56 
  - Disgusting!!!  valerief   Dec-28-09 03:30 PM   #84 
  - When I was in Athens in Nov., after 6-7 days of Greek food for EVERY meal,  JCMach1   Dec-27-09 10:16 PM   #57 
  - I'm sorry, but...  GoCubsGo   Dec-28-09 08:33 AM   #59 
     - Escargot is proof that with enough Garlic and Butter  OffWithTheirHeads   Dec-28-09 02:14 PM   #73 
  - because people believe its cheaper and faster. it is somewhat faster  La Lioness Priyanka   Dec-28-09 08:41 AM   #60 
  - it tastes so good when it hits your lips  la_chupa   Dec-28-09 09:31 AM   #63 
  - I've had to settle for fast food in the days leading up to the holiday.  deucemagnet   Dec-28-09 10:01 AM   #64 
  - I think I know why it tastes so bad. Check out this link:  bbernardini   Dec-28-09 10:35 AM   #65 
  - Oh My! Thanks for starting my day with laughter!  OffWithTheirHeads   Dec-28-09 11:50 AM   #66 
  - I bet Carl's Jr. makes a better cheeseburger than you do.  Throd   Dec-28-09 01:03 PM   #68 
  - They're "Hardee's" on this side of the country  GoCubsGo   Dec-28-09 02:06 PM   #72 
  - They don't even appear to use cheese on their cheeseburgers.  noamnety   Dec-28-09 02:59 PM   #76 
  - Whatever it is, it works for me!  Throd   Dec-28-09 03:04 PM   #77 
  - I would eat McDonald's over Carl's Jr.  hippywife   Dec-28-09 06:55 PM   #89 
  - I imagine many people enjoy it  LanternWaste   Dec-28-09 01:53 PM   #71 
  - Not when you understand corporate food and mega-farm policy  hippywife   Dec-28-09 02:51 PM   #75 
  - I was answering to the final agenda rather than the process itself.  LanternWaste   Dec-28-09 03:25 PM   #81 
     - That is true.  hippywife   Dec-28-09 03:37 PM   #86 
  - Well, yes, This is just my opinion.  OffWithTheirHeads   Dec-28-09 03:12 PM   #78 
  - Hating that you...  LanternWaste   Dec-28-09 03:27 PM   #82 
     - Oh no, I'm sorry. I took no offense at all  OffWithTheirHeads   Dec-28-09 03:43 PM   #87 
  - I disagree with this statement.  noamnety   Dec-28-09 03:21 PM   #80 
     - I was ultimately referring to a man's opinion about taste.  LanternWaste   Dec-28-09 03:32 PM   #85 
  - It would have been quite simple to have just  RebelOne   Dec-29-09 07:10 AM   #90 
  - Had a quarter pounder and fries the other day at McD's..  Mudoria   Dec-29-09 07:41 AM   #91 
 

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