In Pursuit of Donkey Meat

(The below article was first published in JIN Magazine’s February 2014 issue) When Sam and I first arrived in Tianjin, we were excited to explore the local eateries near our hotel.¬† The trouble was, our language lessons had not advanced beyond basic greetings and naturally, all the shops and restaurants were identified by Chinese characters….

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Street Food in Tianjin

Tianjin is famous for its street food (otherwise referred to as “specialty snacks.” Of particular popularity are edibles such as steamed buns (steamed yeast-based dough filled with minced meat and/or veggies — delicious!), fried dough twists called Ma Hua (lightly spiced hunks of dough that are twisted and then deep fried — confusing), fried “ear…

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