Fried Eggs with Chopsticks (Google eBook)
Polly Evans’s itinerary for China was simple: travel by luxurious high-speed train and long-distance bus, glide along the Grand Canal and hike up scenic mountains. Instead, the linguistically impaired adventurer found herself on a primitive sleeper-minibus where sleep was out of the question; perched atop a tiny mule on a remote mountain pass; and attempting a dubious ferry ride down the Yangtze River. Polly was getting to know China in a way she’d never expected–and would never, ever forget.
From battling six-year-olds in kung-fu class to discovering Starbucks in Hangzhou, Polly relives her Asian adventure with humor, enthusiasm, frustration, and determination. Whether she’s viewing the embalmed cadaver of Chairman Mao or drinking yak-butter tea, this is Polly’s eye-opening account of a culture torn between stunning modern architecture and often bizarre ancient mysteries…and of her attempt to solve the ultimate gastronomic conundrum: how exactly does one eat a soft-fried egg with chopsticks
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Fried Eggs with Chopsticks: One Woman's Hilarious Adventure into a Country and a Culture Not Her OwnUser Review - Ellen Pilch - Goodreads
I gave this 3 stars because the author is a good writer and has actually convinced me that I never want to go to China. I really could have done without knowing people really eat their pet dogs in ... Read full review
Review: Fried Eggs with Chopsticks: One Woman's Hilarious Adventure into a Country and a Culture Not Her OwnUser Review - Kfhoz - Goodreads
I appreciated Polly Evans' real-world view of traveling through China alone. The small vignettes in different places made me feel like I was there. I empathize with Polly wanting to retreat to a ... Read full review
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