Day 14: What Did We Eat?

After our 1/2 day hike, Cara L.Ryley S. and I went out for dinner. We decided to try a new place that no one else on our trip had gone to. It was the Muslim BBQ restaurant that I talked about in my earlier journal post. As we walked into the tiny restaurant, we saw one table. We went to sit down and the lady named Ms. Zhang told us to go to the fridge and pick out things that we wanted. Inside were many different meats, vegetables, fish, and other foods on a stick. We chose a few chicken kebabs (we think it was chicken), some beef (i think) and a few different vegetables. Ms. Zhang then took them outside and grilled them on a charcoal fire. In minutes she came back with our tray of food. We were then served green tea with mint in it. After letting our food cool off, we took a bite out of the three different meats that we got. Keeping in mind we did not know which was which. The beef sort of tasted like chewing gum. Very very chewy and not that enjoyable. The chicken tasted decent but it was not cooked all the way. And the last mystery meat we ate was pretty spicy. Probably one of the better meats we got. We left after paying and went to Old Town Snacks. Since we were not full, we got cups of noodles to fill us up. Overall, I do not think we will go back to this restaurant. It was an interesting expereince and I had a great time. 

My name is Sydney F. and I'm currently 12 years old. (Turning 13 after we come back from Microcampus!) I have been at SAS since the middle of 6th grade, so almost 2 years. Some of my interests include listening to music, playing all sports, reading books, and being with my friends and family. I enjoy traveling and experiencing different life styles and that is one of the reasons I joined this program. Microcampus was a great experience and I am glad I got to share it with the people I did. I look forward to coming back to Xizhou some day.