Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I found these pictures floating on the internet. This is one of my favorite street foods while studying music in Beijing many life times ago.  I used to travel by bus for an hour every week to the conservatory for piano lessons. On the week when I was lucky enough, there would be a vendor with a food cart waiting right there when I got off the bus station.  Despite my parents constantly warning me not to buy street foods because they were of "filthy sources," I just couldn't resist. I would always order one, watch the vendor pour a couple spoonful of flour paste on the hot grill and skillfully making a thin omelet like spread, then break an egg and evenly smooth it out on top, added on a little salty soy bean paste, green onion, sesame seeds and some other sorts of magic, and all of a sudden you have a handful of steamy hot, soft on the outside, crunchy on the inside mouth watering, heavenly goodness!

Winter in Beijing was not nearly as severe as my hometown, but it could get cold non the less. After being rocked left and right on the bus for an hour, I would have a large bag filled with music score on one hand, and this 50 cent omelet thing on the other hand, eating my delicious steamy food, walking and dreaming about one day becoming a concert pianist and playing music in a grand concert hall.  It was such a wonderful happy memory.

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