Alright, people, count up your points.
My oldest sister just got back from her first trip to China. I threw together a food-related scavenger hunt for her, and she brought it back with check marks (and a few corrections and edits by real Chinese people). There are of course many many many things missing, but it’s all that popped in my head in the hour before she left. Also, my handwriting looks worse than a 4-year-old’s.
sichuan dry pot 麻辣香锅
various fruits 水果
various meats / bbq 烧肉
Main blundering error here is where I wrote “barbecue hunger” instead of “barbecue goose.”
松树鳜鱼 squirrel fish
红烧肉 red braised pork
澳门烧肉 macau roast pig
烧鹅 bbq goose (… not hunger)
烧鸭 bbq duck
sticky rice in a leaf 糯米鸡 / 荷叶饭
and now for some odd pairings:
pineapple bun 菠萝饱 / thousand year egg 皮蛋
pumpkin and lily petals 南瓜百合 / yak yogurt (yunnan) 牦牛酸奶
Yaks have huge nostrils and eyes.
And of course, on a China-related scavenger hunt, this is obligatory: