食 – shí: Coffee float at KFC

27 08 2009

This will be our first post in the food section of the blog. Hope you enjoy.

In our short time here, we’ve discovered Chinese places don’t have the same kinds of dessert as the West. Not much of a shock, really, but it’s interesting to see how people interpret dessert, as you will see in some of our upcoming blogs.
The other day, in one of our occasional long walks brought on by a mixture of bad directions and/or poor taxi driving, we decided to take a short break at a KFC, of which there are many in Nanjing, to cool off a bit from the humidity and heat, which although not as bad in the evening, will still leave you a bit damp.
KFC in China has a funny menu anyway, but the desserts were especially interesting. We didn’t try them, but “mixed beans” seemed very popular among the young people in the restaurant, of which there were many. High rollers, meanwhile could upgrade to “mixed beans with jelly.” We settled on a safe bet for our first KFC trip, getting coffee floats. I know coffee floats are nothing out of the ordinary, but really, honestly, why is this a phenomenon we had to encounter in China? Coffee floats should be standard in the USA. All you do is, take some iced coffee, fill the cup about 2/3 to 3/4 of the way, and top it off with soft serve. Easy, delicious, healthy! Open a coffee shop and sell them, and thank me later.
As with pretty much all Chinese coffee I’ve had so far, the coffee itself was mediocre, but the ice cream more than made up for it. Maybe we’ll try the mixed beans next week. Maybe.
-Jeremiah

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