I love the Chinese culture. I love the Chinese food. Since my son is visiting from his base in North Dakota we decided to go into the city near Washington D.C. to take in the sights, museums and restaurants.
His birthday was this past Monday so we went out to have Peking duck at my fave Chinese restaurant. The meal was delicious and the duck was succulent.
At the end of the meal the waiter served us all cucumber juice. Now I have been going to Chinese restaurants all my life and I’ve never had complimentary cucumber juice. In fact I have never even tasted cucumber juice. Served in a shot glass we all took a sip.
As it went around the table, it sounded like this…
Husband: “It’s like drinking a salad!”
Stepson: Nose to sniff, and not a sound just a weird face, which is quite normal for him.
Stepdaughter: a quick tiny sip and a quick put down
(Let it be noted that other than my son and me not very many of my family are veggie eaters)
Son: “Yum it tastes sweet.”
I am sure that there must be a reason for the cucumber juice. My husband swears that even with his little sip he suffered no heartburn or onion repetition. Maybe better digestion is the reason. I have to admit he has a point. So I think that Pepcid a.c. better look out because here come the Chinese!