I could have added a couple more positive things about Guangzhou in that last post. Like how many freaking restaurants there are here, and how a large majority of them have really cool interior designs. It's like they go above and beyond expectations with their decor, adding anything from real trees with swings attached to them as the seats at your table, to koi ponds all over the place and small bridges to walk over. I'm really impressed with their restaurants.
And the food is good too!
I've probably been to more Western restaurants than Chinese since arriving here, but the food has mostly been excellent (in my opinion). I have only been to two Chinese restaurants to which I would consider going back. I went to one of those Chinese restaurants for the first time last night. I'm not sure what its actual name is, but it was a Tibetan Chinese restaurant, and it. was. AWESOME. Now, I can be picky with the type of meat I'll eat - basically, if it's seafood, I'm probably not going to eat it...and don't try to make me. If it's a land animal, I'll try it, as long as it's not some organs or stomach lining. So when I saw that the menu was full of dishes made from Yak and Sheep meat, I was a little nervous. Luckily two other people went ahead and ordered for us. I'm glad they did, because otherwise I would have probably tried to find the only chicken dish on the menu, and I would have neglected to try the DELICIOUS yak steak and sheep/lamb leg. I definitely recommend yak!
Along with our amazing food, we got to experience the very colorful decor (a bit different from normal Chinese decor, ...kind of reminded me of Latin America) and a singing/dancing show in which some of us took part (including me). It was so much fun. I can't wait to take visitors there. I'm so excited to have found an actual Chinese restaurant that I'm excited about, even if it is representative of another part of China, far from where we're living right now, and a part of China that I probably won't ever get to visit due to restrictions by the Chinese government. Bummer about that, but at least we can experience the food whenever we like!