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1: 全聚德 Quanjude makes a pretty good duck. Had never been there before.

2: 五粮液 Wuliangye is the least-objectionable baijiu I’ve ever been forced to drink. I could actually picture somebody potentially enjoying it. It tastes less like PVC and paint thinner than all other forms of baijiu, and is 104 proof.

3: My little brother, who picked up and became damnably good at the fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, and piano in hardly any time at all, has now picked up blogging. He is a shy woodland creature, and generally not given to speaking, writing, or otherwise communicating, so go encourage him.

4 Comments

  1. Mmmmm Wuliangye….. Jinliufu, which may or may not be one of Wuliangye’s products (you understand the memory lapse, I’m sure) is also on my list of Drinkable Baijius, along with Mengguwang, Menggu Koubei, Guizhou Chunjiu, an obscure one I have only ever seen in the corner store in the in-laws’ village called Honggaoliang (I first bought it for the obvious reference, then found it quite palatable), and a certain Laocunzhang I drank once or twice down in Tianjin. The last two are brewed somewhere up Dongbei way. Having said that, I’m not above drinking Niulanshan or Hongxing Ergoutou when the occasion demands.

    Guess I’ll have to get off my arse and try Quanjude sometime.

    Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at 11:15 am | Permalink
  2. Prince Roy wrote:

    many’s the time I’ve sung the praises of 五粮液 Wuliangye. I just happen to have a full bottle here, but it might not last long into our forthcoming hotpot party.

    Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at 4:19 pm | Permalink
  3. Ah well – wait’ll you guys get here in December. Hotpot at Gui Jie, and the first bottle of Wuliangye’s on me.

    Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at 4:22 pm | Permalink
  4. I’d have to say that I agree that Quanjude makes some pretty good Peking Duck… if you’re in Beijing. The local branch here in Korla (Xinjiang), however, makes is far to greasy and I always feel a bit sick afterwards. They need some goddamn quality control.

    Friday, October 27, 2006 at 3:08 am | Permalink

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