Monday, December 10, 2007

Jiliang Snack Fair

A snack fair was held at our university, with many good and/or interesting treats to eat.  As with any big Chinese festival, fireworks kicked off the celebration.  Here is the battery of fireworks launchers, all set up and ready for the event.
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Baby Duck on a Stick anyone?  Yum.
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Left: A rice and meat mixture inside of a piece of bamboo.  Right: a small dumpling with meat or vegetables.  Both delicious!
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The snack festival took place between the dormitories, and was extremely popular.
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Fish on a stick was a popular attraction.
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... and here are the fish being prepared.
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The preparers are trying to make these dumplings as fast as they can to satisfy the huge crowd.
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Squid on a stick - also a very popular dish.
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... and finally, oysters on the half shell.  The whole snack fair was a 4 day event and all of the students (and many of us teachers) really enjoyed it!
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The prices were incredibly cheap, about $.50 US to buy a snack at the fair.Considering the average income for a student in a month is about $100 US, the price is right to draw a big crowd!

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