Power lines and luke warm chicken for dinner

Power lines and luke warm chicken for dinner

Zhengzhou is the last major city I'm visiting on this trip. It's a large industrial city of about 6 million people. It the least touristy of all the places and as a result people are even more intrigued by the white guys in the city.

We were standing outside our hotel on Wednesday and three 8 year olds came past. They were chatting away to each other and took a double take at the three white guys standing in their neighborhood. John tells us that they were arguing about who was going to say hello to us. In the end they didn't. Many school aged kids can speak English well.

One of the things I've noticed about this city in particular is how little effort goes into making it look pretty. I guess the lack of tourists means they don't care about it looking right as much. The powerlines outside our hotel at the most interesting. Check these out





Last night we went out for dinner at a famous noodle house. As with many places, there are plates of food that you order to go with your base meal. Looking in the cabinet we saw a plate of chicken that looked aright. Thinking they would bring a plate of piping hot chicken to us, we order it. The lady reached into the cabinet and pulled the plate of room temperature chicken and gave it to us. I have no idea how long it was sitting there but it was very very room temperature. Not a hint of heat coming from it. I mentally freaked out and thought 'there is no way I'm eating that if its not piping hot'. Sinclair wasn't excited either but we had bought it now so it was to late. John didn't understand what out issue was. He told us it had been served like this for over 300 years, and I get he's right but that still doesn't make it safe to eat.

Sinclair felt bad about ordering it and asked if it could be heated up. I think they zapped it in the microwave for 30 secs and gave it back. I was laughing and freaking at the same time. I still wouldn't eat it and I don't think John really understood. I can't blame him though because he's always eaten it like this and never had a problem. I guess my NZ background makes me super sensitive or something. I'm glad I didn't eat it. Even if it is some amazing local food, I think it should still be clean and safe. Luke warm chicken doesn't seem like a good idea in any country let alone in China.

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