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.
Baby Duck on a Stick anyone? Yum.
Left: A rice and meat mixture inside of a piece of bamboo. Right: a small dumpling with meat or vegetables. Both delicious!
The snack festival took place between the dormitories, and was extremely popular.
Fish on a stick was a popular attraction.
... and here are the fish being prepared.
The preparers are trying to make these dumplings as fast as they can to satisfy the huge crowd.
Squid on a stick - also a very popular dish.
... 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!
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!