Saturday, September 24, 2005

我是吃素的

There are very few vegetarian restaurants in Jilong. This is a sample of a conversation I had with a Chinese teacher.

A: So you are a vegetarian.
Me: Mostly.
A: How do you eat here?
Me: I just don't ask a lot of questions.
A: But everything has meat in it.
Me: I just ask for no meat or just get noodles.
A: But they're all cooked with meat.
Me: I just don't ask a lot of questions.

3 comments:

Laurel! said...

Adri had some exciting stories from when she was in China, and couldn't understand quite enough to order food safely. Once she ended up with a bowl of chicken cartiledge.

disreputable bird said...

Sometimes you must also be a nonideological vegetarian, like when you choose to eat manapua.

Jess said...

Chicken broth isn't REALLY made from chickens. (At least that's what I told myself when I was a vegetarian.)