|Lee's recommendation, via phone text message!|
Today we met a local by the name of Lee Cui.
Lee spent about 5 years in Australia at Macquarie University in Sydney before moving back to China. He brought us the octane booster that we are keen to have (for the not-so-good fuel we’re expecting in Mongolia).
Lee also gave us a restaurant recommendation, which we went to for dinner tonight (see at right).
It was something of a circus. Everything in Chinese, except for a few things we didn’t really want - intestines, duck tongues etc.
After struggling with the menu for a while and getting nowhere, we rang Lee then passed the phone to the waiter for Lee to tell him what to feed us. We still needed a lot of help from the waiter.
You had to cook for yourself by throwing the components in the… let’s call it broth, for a couple of minutes. There were two lots of broth, one white-ish and the other black-ish but both seemed to be made up of hot stuff.
Lots of chillies.
But, after that dubious start it all went down pretty well.