A Home Cooked Meal in Shenyang

Nothing could complete our time in Shenyang better than a home cooked meal. We were invited to the home of Caroline’s host family for our final dinner in Shenyang. It was our first dinner meal without a Lazy Susan but the table was plenty full.

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By all measures this meal rivaled all of those we had in restaurants and it was prepared by Cindy’s mom! My favorite dish was the short ribs.

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They had this deep meaty flavor, were tender, and had a perfect soy-based glaze.

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This dish was refreshing and meaty all in one. On top of a lettuce leaf was sticky rice topped with beef that was marinated and pan fried. Added was a sprinkling of Japanese sesame shake (sesame seeds, salt, seaweed).

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A pan fried white fish was light and flaky.

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Here is another rendition of mashed yams with blueberry jelly. It was really good in an unexpected sort of way.

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These were fish balls that had a lovely seafood flavor in a bite sized morsel.

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And here are our wonderful hosts who invited us to their home, offered us a delicious meal, and made us feel part of the family. It was a perfect way to end our stay in Chenyang. Xie Xie!

Final Meeting

We gathered together to share some snacks and words of thanks for all who made this experience possible. Each EA student and his or her host made a statement generally in their non-native language. All of the statements were heartfelt expressions of appreciation for the great week we spent together.

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Golf Range

After a fast food extravaganza, we headed out to the driving range to get a little workout. Golf in China is a relatively new sport and generally reserved for people with leisure time. You won’t see Yucai students here unless they are escorting EA students!

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The Golden Arches

Our hosts today asked our group what they wanted for lunch. Actually, the asked the sixteen teenagers what they wanted for lunch. The answer was?

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Yes, the Golden Arches translate into many languages and leave people very happy.

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Look at that happy Griffin.

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It also translates across cultures.

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In China you can order home delivery.

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and ice cream as well.

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Fuling Tomb

Our sightseeing adventure this morning took us to the Fuling Tomb, the resting place for the First Emperor of the Qing Dynasty. This was one of the most beautiful of the temples we have seen with luscious gardens and greenery. In the back of the last temple was the burial hill where the Emperor’s remains are buried.

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The more corner monsters on the end of the roof line the more important the building. The most we saw were in the Forbidden City.

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