Saturday, November 2, 2013

Ghost Street and more Hutongs

Because of how much we loved visiting hutongs yesterday, we decided to check out some different ones today. We love hutongs. Nice people, cheap food. So after we left the Forbidden City, we wandered through some other hutongs close to Jingshan Park before it got too dark. We tried something new and it was amazing! It's like a Chinese crepe. Take the crepe, cook egg into it, smear brown sauce on it, wrap it around a crunchy wafer, add some greens, and yum! (I just looked it up and it's called Jianbing.) It was huge and delicious and less than a dollar. [I'll embed the video I took here once I edit and upload it.]

Then we hopped on the subway and went home (we're staying at an amazingly convenient, albeit ghetto and at times powerless, location by Dongzhimen Station) and dropped off our bags and then walked over to Ghost Street.

Ghost Street is a fun collection of restaurants and street food. You'll know you're there when you see all the red lanterns.

We went down to a restaurant called Little Sheep, known for its hot pot. They didn't speak any English, but they were nice and smiley and gave us a menu and we pointed at random things and here's what we ended up with:

It was very yummy.

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