Bowl of Hand Pulled Noodle Soup
It costs less than $1.00 USD
Last night Vivian brought me a giant piece of Martin’s birthday cake. I ate part of it last night and finished it up for breakfast this morning. It was good with coffee.
After work I planned to walk to the main library to check out some books. It’s about 1.5 hours each way. I usually take the bus, but decided to walk for exercise. But it was so hot I talked myself out of it. Instead I walked to Wal-Mart where I planned to buy some ice trays. My refrigerator has 1 tiny little tray that makes 10 quarter inch square cubes. Not nearly enough for the coming hot weather.
I bought 2 ice trays with large size cubes. While at Wal-Mart I also bought coffee, toothpaste, deodorant, and almond cookies. I was not out of anything except cookies. I also bought 3 small cartons of milk and dropped them off at Sea’s on my way home. I found out she
has a calcium deficiency that causes cramps in her feet. When she was a child in the provinces she would chew on the plaster walls in her house for the calcium. The Chinese have almost no dairy in their diets. I don’t know where they get calcium. Maybe from certain veggies.
I ate dinner in the noodle shop across the street. I had a flat noodle soup similar to what I had last night. The soup tonight cost 6 yuan. Last night was 5 yuan. Both were under $1.00 USD. The only difference I could see was tonight my soup had a few more veggies.
The flat noodles are made by using a vegetable peeler type device to slice the noodles off a large loaf of dough. The guy ran the peeler across the loaf and the noodles flew off and landed perfectly in a vat of boiling water. He never missed.
My dinner, soup and tea. The soup was attractive when they brought it out. I added some hot sauce and stirred it around before remembering to take a pic. It looked better before I “improved” it.
While I was in the restaurant the air suddenly changed. It got cool and dry. Before I finished my soup it was raining. Finally. I ran home and didn’t go out for my laps or to buy desert fruits and nuts.