Can you list at least four core socialist values?
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One sees this sign, usually only in Chinese, in the male toilets of lots of public places. The English translation here is particularly lame.
New York Chinatown sidewalk signage - this one is particularly busy. But what sort of foods are available on this street?
What is unusual here (depending on what is "usual" for you, of course)?
Naturally, as an Englishman in a Chinese tea shop, the topic of the opium wars eventually came around, which is always slightly awkward and seems to often result in my somewhat forced comical apology for what happened with 圓明園 . this time was different however: after my voluntary push into the opium wars topic (thinking i was avoiding the elephant in the room), the manager smiled, and silently pointed at the sign behind me. We both laughed, and went back to our tea. There was a certain affinity in that moment that I have found quite rare while living in middle of nowhere China, where you are reminded every day you are an 'outsider'.
Now is it just me, or is that a nicely written sign?
Because even the finest of us need to be reminded.
I wonder what a non-民用 key is.
葱爆羊肉 for me. What's everyone else having?
Bonus point: What is unusual about this banner?
(You can click the photos to enlarge them.)
The waitress brings a pencil along with the menu, and you put a check mark below the items that you want to eat. She told me it didn't matter which box I checked, one of which is for ordering an item a la carte 单点 and the other for ordering an item as part of a larger meal 加单。
She returns later with a typed receipt for the order as it was entered into their system. Always a good idea to double check at that point to be sure there was no mixup. Pricing category designations appear beside the name of the item: 特点，大点，中点，小点。
I always try to pick up a blank extra menu so I can study it at my leisure later in the day and do a better job of ordering tomorrow.
If you figure out and learn these 12 items, you might not be a dim sum virtuoso, but you won't go hungry and will be able to gain a toehold in the dim sum world.