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A Bite of Summer, A Bit of Food

The past summer has fully satisfied me as a foodie. No matter where you go in the world, food is always an essential and indispensable element of everyday life, making simple ingredients and materials into thousands of millions of delicious miracles.

Please scroll down and enjoy the supreme torture (of only seeing the pictures, I guess?) and ultimate temptation.

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Look at this curry pork rice!!!

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Grandma style potato

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Typical Shanghai Breakfast

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Don’t be scared; those are rice balls with Chinese herbs, red bean, sugar and other ingredients. Very tasty, very Southern China

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Salad (sweet sauce that is only available in Asian countries)

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Spotted! This is not a commercial; Pizza Hut was made Chinese in China. See? Bubble tea!

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Beef soup back home was super! Beef+Chinese Vermicelli+Dried Tofu, “heel lekker”

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Typical Chinese Dishes – Tomato + Egg, and Beans + Mini-Shrimp

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Raisins and cup-noodles in China

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Ice-cream on top of brownie

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Yakitori!!!

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Vegetarian Pizza

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Waffle in China

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Lava Chocolate hiding behind Ice-creams

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Fresh! Huge! Cherries!

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Fresh! Cheap! Lychee!

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Fresh Chinese Grapes

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Homemade Nutritious Dish with carrot, onion, and some vegetables only available in China

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Look at the corn making a tempting mist!

Now I’m wondering if I should indeed write this post, because I am super duper hungry at the moment. Being home is awesome not only because of food, but also because of the love and happiness you share with your family and friends. But after arriving here, I also enjoyed a lot with my friends here in the Hague.

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Relaxed at Douwe Egberts

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Jajangmyeon and shrimp dumplings!

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Bubble Tea at Noordeinde

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French cinnamon toast and toasti!

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Having Japanese food in a fantastic restaurant in Leiden (these are all vegetarian)

I am sure there will be more photos and posts from me about food; and, of course, I am very excited about exploring other nice places with food during the last year of my bachelor’s programme. Ciao for now!

 

– by Xueyan Xing (coming all the way from China; studying at Leiden University College The Hague)

2 comments on “A Bite of Summer, A Bit of Food

  1. mandala56
    August 28, 2014

    All of it looks yummy, I wish I had those choices!

    • theleidener
      August 29, 2014

      Hi Mandala! Thanks for your comment 🙂 One awesome thing about the Netherlands is that you can have basically all kinds of food (Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Indonesian or whatsoever). If you live in/come to The Hague, first go and check out Noordeinde. It will truly amaze you.

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