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I had 24 hours in Beijing for work and no time to explore. I was hungry. I hit the mall nearest to my hotel, the Ritz Carlton.
The mall was empty. Emptier than the Podium on Good Friday. I ended up in this Chinese restaurant at the basement.
I ordered giant hakaw and two other things that were so-so. The hakaw was really good though, so it deserves a picture.

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I wanted to order fresh orange juice, but my Chinese sucks. I ordered Coke instead, but I needed a glass of ice with it.
How to order ice in Chinese? You draw it.

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They gave me a heaping glass of ice and I was a happy camper.

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So here’s where I had my first meal in Beijing

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Yesterday’s lunch was something else though. I decided to indulge in some Kobe beef, all for the love of Tokyo.
I went to a teppanyaki place which was the only place in the food court that had seats (read: mahalia jackson).

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The chef cooked my steak very carefully. Unfortunately the size of the steak did not match the picture in the menu.
I purposely took this picture because the guy in blue is a deadringer for my brother-in-law Victor.

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Here’s what I got. It was so good, but I felt so kawawa as this cost me PHP 3,300. I wanted to my dad to rescue me from hunger hell.
Dear Dad, Please buy me a good steak when I see you as this frikking steak cost PHP 412/piece!

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I savored every bite, but still so hungry. I ordered two more scallops. The price: Php 200. PK na.

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I feel like eating a ton of food today, just because I feel kawawa. Will ask Jeroen to grill some steaks at home. Hmmmp.

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I feel the same way in Tokyo. You have to wince and munch when you eat there because of the over the ceiling prices of food. When I went back to Manila because of the crisis in Japan, the first thing I asked my dad was feed me wagyu steak ahhhh. Then I felt like eating tons of food because I feel kawawa in Tokyo.

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Ice is “ping” in Mandarin. 🙂

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CVS Reply:

thanks 🙂

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What my uncle does in a restaurant in China or Hong Kong is he makes a waiter tag along while going around the restaurant looking at other people’s orders. He would then signal to the waiter if he wants to order the same. Haha!

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Mahal talaga cost of living in Beijing & Shanghai compared to other parts of China. Next time in Beijing, go for authentic Peking duck at Quanjude. May not be as tasty as Peking Garden pero at least authentic 😀 http://www.quanjude.com.cn/e_about.html

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That is some expensive steak!

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Sana kung may kanin na kasama, pwede na.

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Drewcurtis

That steak does look so yummy! I love steak!

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Jude Lopez Mancuyas Reply:

You sure do, Jer. Hehe

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You sure do, Jer. Hehe

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A pen and paper would always come in handy, since i speak korean/cambodian/vietnamese pretty badly and my hand gestures don’t work all the time, draw-drawingan ko na lng mga staff dito office.lol

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I think it’s so cute how you asked for a cup and ice. XD I would have made some ridiculous hand gestures or something.

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fijae15

you broke your coke abstinence for lent.. hala!

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CVS Reply:

super FAIL ako this lent

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t r i s h Reply:

plus you ate meat 🙂 hehehe

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Ok, maybe I should print out small cards with the Chinese translation of important words for next week’s trip. Or bring a small notebook I can doodle on. How do you draw “I need to pee?” LOL!

The steak looks good! But grabe the price for something so puny!

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Cherilyn Ngo Reply:

Pee in Chinese “niao-niao”, but a more formal translation would be “shang che shuo” (going to the toilet) 🙂

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Pee in Chinese “niao-niao”, but a more formal translation would be “shang che shuo” (going to the toilet) 🙂

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