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文章标题:出游中国──金陵饭局(Quirks of Eating in Nanjing, China)发表日期:2019-07-19(2019-08-10修改)
作  者:儿歌(英)―红霞(译)出处:原创浏览274次,读者评论1条论坛回复0条
出游中国──金陵饭局(Quirks of Eating in Nanjing, China)
文/儿歌(英)―红霞(译)
2019年07月19日,星期五

        Nanjing is a rather interesting city. However, among the other cities of my traveling career, it does not deserve to be revisited in for a fourth blog post. Yet last night, a peculiar thought crossed my mind. What amazing flash of enlightenment entered my head? Well, I need to tell you how my night went first.

        Ever since arrival, my stomach has felt the pressure to constantly work through meals. Even late into the late night, something appealing always intrigued my appetite. But two days of this lifestyle are more than enough. Leading into last night's dinner, I really did not feel like swallowing another bite of anything. 

        Of course, grandma’s friends invite us to Nanjing Impressions in the Confucius Temple area, perhaps the most popular spot in the city. While walking past the restaurant, a line snaked out the door into the sidewalk and street. Luckily, Uncle Li in our party exhibited great foresight and arrived an hour and half before the service resumed, reserved a seat, and desperately held on to the table against the waiters and waitresses trying to free up space. To his happiness, we arrive and buy some time -- it's much harder to kick out a group of three.

        Soon, the rest of the dinner guests arrived. We order and chat, both of which I am challenged with. Eventually the food begins to flow, and things get simpler. Food is good, but nothing significantly different than other experiences. The dishes were greasy: a perfect fit for the noisy drinking restaurant. I felt a bit out of my comfort zone, but it is expected of any country I visit. At one point a leak appeared above our table, dripping water from air cooling system over an empty seat next to me. 

        At the end of the meal, I reflected upon my vivid experience, and concluded that the food was a bit underwhelming for the massive line outside. It was a bit greasy for my taste, which is saying something coming from an American cuisine lover. I've always been a firm believer that the method is more important than the ingredients, and this dinner's methods were extraordinary in my standards. The atmosphere was of a tastier flavor. The shouting of men, clacking of chopsticks, sucking of lobster shells -- all staples in Chinese cuisine -- made strong appearances in the restaurant, as they should. That informal culture of Chinese dining is vital to the experience. It's not an authentic experience if there isn't an obnoxious "waiter!" or “waitress!” call from the depths of the tables.

        So what was my epiphany? When I walked out of the restaurant, filled with food and empty of energy, I realized something extremely important. I wanted a burger.

【英译中】

        南京是一个非常好玩的地方,与我所走过的城市相比,并不至于第四次出现在本人博客里。可昨晚我突发异想,到底是怎样的美轮美奂映入了我的脑海?还是先让我来瞎白活一下今晚是如何度过的。

        自从回国以来,我的胃囊一直超负荷运载食物,即便夜半三更,仍少不了糖衣炮弹勾起肚子里的馋虫,但这种生活方式顶多消受两天,硬撑过昨天晚宴,我真觉得多一口都咽不下去。

        明摆着,外婆的朋友家邀请我们去见识全城最叫座的热点──夫子庙南京大排档。当穿过门厅,只见等候入座的长龙九曲十八弯径直朝楼外人行道乃至大马路上伸去,多亏好客的李叔高瞻远瞩,早在营业之前一个半钟头便奔赴饭店站队领号,接下来不仅亲自坚守要地以确保聚餐万无一失,同时还须想方设法与那些试图轰他让位的男女服务生周旋,我们闻讯急忙到场声援──鼎足三分可以坐实天下,这才让他长舒了口气。

        不久,全班人马集结完毕,大家边点菜边聊天,我犹如“高音喇叭掉井里”──哇啦不上来,一旦开始按程序上菜,才觉得自在起来。食材配料不错,但与其它地方鉴赏的东西大同小异;菜肴鲜香油腻,难怪酒馆人声鼎沸,虽说肠胃有点吃不消,但我尝过的多国名膳也清爽不到哪里去。餐桌顶上的天花板一度漏水不止,从空调机渗出的冷凝水偏巧滴在我身旁空座上。

        吃罢晚餐,脑海里重又闪现出鲜活的画面,我触景生情:为了尝鲜而不惜忍受门外罚站考验实在有点不值;大排档油水偏大,这次终于让推崇美国料理的傻冒大开眼界。我一向坚信烹饪方法要比食材组成重要,由此看来,这顿晚餐厨技水平高超,氛围热闹喜庆,食客的喧哗声、筷子的噼啪声、龙虾的吮吸声──全然中餐标配──交织在一起,让我领略了中国民间饮食文化,如果不隔着几个桌子以远冲着服务生招呼“帅哥!”“美女!”(当下国内时髦叫法),你算白来了。

        到头来我顿悟出什么呢?当走出餐馆已撑得挪不动步,我才意识到特别重要的东西。我想吃汉堡包。


云餐厅·老友重逢
(Reunion @ Cloud Restaurant 07/19/2019)


南京大排档·老友重逢
(Reunion @ Nanjing Impressions 07/19/2019)


花迹民宿酒店·老友重逢
(Reunion @ Flower Trace Boutique Hotel 07/19/2019)


骏惠书屋(Junhui Reading Rm 07/19/2019)


云餐厅·冰草沙拉
(Ice Plant Salad @ Cloud Restaurant)


云餐厅·原味豆皮
(Plain Tofu Skin @ Cloud Restaurant)


云餐厅·石磨豆腐脑
(Boiled Jellied-Bean-Curd @ Cloud Restaurant)


云餐厅·鲜贝豆瓣锅
(Fresh Scallops  in Broad Bean Soup @ Cloud Restaurant)


云餐厅·豌豆蛋花汤
(Broad Beans & Egg Soup @ Cloud Restaurant)


云餐厅·菊花涝蛋汤
(Mother's Daisy & Egg Soup @ Cloud Restaurant)


云餐厅·农家烧藕饼
(Braised Lotus Root Sandwich in Agritainment @ Cloud Restaurant)


云餐厅·手抓羊排
(Boiled Lamb Chops w/ Soy Sauce @ Cloud Restaurant)


云餐厅·海天盛宴
(Seafood Comb @ Cloud Restaurant)


云餐厅·老牌阳春面
(Jinling Noodles in Light Soy Sauce Broth @ Cloud Restaurant)


南京大排档(Nanjing Impressions)


南京大排档·油端子萝卜丝饼
(Fried Patty w Turnip Shreds @ Nanjing Impressions)


南京大排档·金陵招牌盐水鸭
(Jinling Signature Salted Duck @ Nanjing Impressions)


南京大排档·豆腐脑
(Tofu Pudding @ Nanjing Impressions)


南京大排档·蟹黄汤包
(Crab Dumplings in Soup Served in Small Bamboo Steaming Basket
Nanjing Impressions)


南京大排档·金陵鸭血粉丝汤与清燉狮子头
(Signature Duck Blood & Bean-Starchy Vermicelli Soup
w/ Poached Lion's Head Meatball @ Nanjing Impressions)


南京大排档·鸡汁长江白鱼
(Yangtze Whitefish  in Chicken Broth @ Nanjing Impressions)


南京大排档·蒜香小龙虾
(Garlic Crayfish @ Nanjing Impressions)


南京大排档·烫干丝
(Boiled Shredded Dry Bean Curd @ Nanjing Impressions)


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幼河 去幼河家留言留言于2019-08-11 14:36:09(第1条)
中国是吃文化。
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似乎只有吃变化不大,其它文化包括古迹复建让人失去了时代感,太多仿古建筑,难得见识真迹。
 
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