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BREAKFAST
IN HOTELS THIS IS OFTEN IN BUFFET FORM AND INCLUDES
WESTERN, CHINESE AND JAPANESE ITEMS.
IN SMALL CAFES EXPECT TO EAT LOCAL FOOD. THIS CAN BE
A NUMBER OF THINGS SUCH AS:-
FRIED DOUGH, RICE SOUP, WARM SOYABEAN MILK, FRIED EGG
SANDWICH.
THERE ARE ALSO FRESH BREADS, PASTRIES FROM THE BAKERIES.
MARKET STALLS SELL SUCH FRUITS AS MANDARINS, PINK AND
YELLOW GRAPEFRUITS, ORANGES, STRAWBERRIES AND DATES. PLUS
TROPICAL FRUITS SUCH AS PAPAYAS, LITCHIS AND MANGOES.

LUNCH AND DINNER EXAMPLES.
CANTONESE DISHES INCLUDE THE STIR FRIED DISHES SUCH AS:-
SUCKLING PIG AND SPRING PIGEON, DEEP FRIED PASTRIES,
SHARKS FIN SOUP. MANY OF THE BIG HOTELS HAVE CANTONESE
RESTAURANTS.

FUCHOU DISHES. THESE INCLUDE MORE SEAFOOD THAN THE CANTONESE.
THERE ARE ALSO A WIDE VARIETY OF SOUPS. THIS TYPE OF COOKING
IS CLOSEST TO THE TRADITIONAL TAIWANESE DIET. FRESH HERBS
ARE USED AND AN ABUNDANCE OF DRIED AND PRESERVED FOODS.

SZECHUAN, THIS IS CUISINE FROM THE WESTERN PROVINCES. IT
IS NOTED FOR ITS SPICIES AND HOT FOOD. MARINATED AND SMOKED
DUCK IS A SPECIALITY.

HUNAN CUISINE IS SPICY ALSO BUT TENDS TO BE OILIER. THERE ARE
ALSO SWEET AND SOUR DISHES.

THE MONGOLIAN BARBECUE IS ONE PRICE FOR ALL YOU CAN EAT.
THE CUSTOMER CHOOSES WHAT HE WOULD LIKE TO EAT AND THEN
GIVES THIS TO THE CHEF WHO COOKS THE MEAT ON A GRIDDLE.
THE KOREAN BARBECUE IS COOKED AT YOUR TABLE FOR YOU USING
GINGER AND CHILLI.

THERE ARE ALSO MANY VEGETARIAN RESTAURANTS DUE TO THE
INFLUENCE OF BUDDHISM.
SNACKS ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF EATING. THERE ARE OYSTER
PANCAKES, ROAST CHESTNUTS, SPRING ROLLS, AND PERHAPS THE
LESS APPEALING TO THE WESTERNER CHICKENS FEET AND DUCKS
NECK.

THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT PLACES IN WHICH TO EAT. THE
CAFETERIA IN WHICH THERE IS NO NEED TO SPEAK CHINESE.
JUST INDICATE THE THINGS YOU WOULD LIKE TO EAT BY
POINTING TO THEM AS YOU MOVE ALONG. THE CAFETERIA IS
NOT AN EXPENSIVE PLACE TO EAT. THERE ARE ALSO THE
NOODLE STALLS WHERE THE BASIS OF THE DISHES ARE NOODLES
YOU THEN CHOOSE WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO EAT WITH THE
NOODLES. THIS IS ALSO AN INEXPENSIVE WAY IN WHICH TO
EAT.

TEA IS THE LOCAL DRINK. MEETING AT TEAHOUSES TO RELAX, READ,
SOCIALISE OR DO BUSINESS IS A TRADITION. COFFEE IS VERY
EXPENSIVE IT COST THE PRICE OF A FULL MEAL.
THE LOCAL BREW, TAIWAN BEER, IS CHEAP AND READILY AVAILABLE.
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