The best part of our trip to China was the food. We ate from street vendors, grocery store bakeries, alleyway hole-in-the-walls, tourist-traps, standard restaurants, fancy fashionable restaurants, and a Papa Johns. It all was great. The only bad experience was when we bought lots of bags of unfamiliar dried fruit from the grocery store. Apparently they think it is a good idea to eat fermented mango. The flavors we experienced, though recognizably “Chinese”, were substantially more varied, flavorful, and spicy compared to the Chinese available in the US. Some of our food highlights were the Beijing breakfast crepes (first photo), soup dumplings (dumplings friend and filled with broth! – fifth photo), and the freshly-made Xinjiang-style noodles (second and third from last).