Nov 27, 2005

Thanksgiving in Bejiing - 在北京过感恩节

I celebrated Thanksgiving in Beijing at an American-style buffet organized by a local restaurant. Complete with an adolescent chef carving all parts of the turkey into microscopic pieces in slow-motion, it was an experience not to be missed.

Thanksgiving in China makes me think of this movie scene, where the family's kitchen is previously raided by the neighbor's dogs and they go to the Chop Suey Palace to eat instead:

Mr. Parker: "Oh, yes! It's a beautiful duck! Yes, it really is. It's ah, ah, but you see, ah..."
Chop Suey Palace Owner: "What?"

Mr. Parker: "It... it's smiling at me."

Chop Suey Palace Owner: "Ahhhh... ha"

[Owner chops off duck's head with meat cleaver, and the family screams in shock]
Chop Suey Palace Owner: "Ok? Beautiful? Ok?"

[Everyone claps and laughs]
Mr. Parker: "Yes!"


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