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Monday, June 27, 2011

Old bites, new bites

On Thursday and Friday they were spraying insecticide at my apartment complex, which they do all over the city at this time of year. On Thursday my housekeeper was cleaning my apartment, and no matter how many times I tell her to only open the windows that have a screen she opens them all, so when I got home from work on Thursday evening there were a ton of mosquitoes in my apartment. I didn't get much sleep on Thursday night.

After work on Friday I got home and wanted to take a nap, but Kitty called and wanted to take me to a restaurant that she had found. When we got there it turns out they did not open until 9:30pm, and we were too hungry to wait so we went to a DongBei restaurant nearby. DongBei means EastNorth, and refers to food from the Northeast part of China. We had a dish of sliced beef with spring onion; pork with green beans; and a salad made of shredded lettuce, shredded cucumber, and cold clear noodles. It was quite good and a nice change of pace from the spiciness of Sichuan food.

On Saturday evening I decided to go find a new restaurant near my apartment that I had read about online. The Lazy Pug is owned by an American couple, and the head cook is from Chicago. The decor is very nice... sort of hip and laid back. They have only been open for a few weeks, and are still working out little problems here and there, but it is a nice place. And there was a cute little pug puppy named Basil there who liked the California Pale Ale.

I liked the California Pale Ale also. For dinner I had a caesar salad and the pulled pork BBQ sandwich. This is the only place I know of in Chengdu that has slow cooked pork, and they say that they cook it for 15 hours. Next time I go there I want to try the bleu cheese burger.


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