Our China colleagues took us to a neighboring restaurant to welcome us on our first day in Beijing. For the most part, I liked all of the dozen or so dishes that came streaming out of the kitchen and onto our lazy Susan.
All except for this preparation: an oh-so-slippery (forget using the chopsticks; only a spoon would do) pumpkin jello drizzled with strawberry jelly. Hmmmm ....
The wood-ear mushrooms, slightly vinegary in flavor, however, were light and lovely.
One of the editors had the same idea as I did: Snap a bunch of pics of the food, rather than the folks sitting around the table.