The meat section

This time of year, most Americans are probably thinking about turkey.  But I love beef.  If anyone asks what traditional American food is, take them to the beef section of your local grocery store.

Most meat I buy in China is cut fresh off the yak hanging on a hook over the counter or sliced off the pig brought in and placed on the counter every morning.  However, in Xining, the large grocery store that I go to about once a month has a more modern looking meat section.  Some of the meat even comes already cut and nicely wrapped in plastic.  It probably doesn’t look much different from your local meat department, right?

Yes, in case you’re wondering, those are pork innards and feet.


(This post for my brother, Caleb, the Awesomest. Butcher. Ever.)

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