Sunday, 21 December 2008
Duck in a tree and othe dried bits
Winter is upon us and the locals continue their preparations. Apparently this time of year is good for preparing all sorts of dried foods. I had seen racks of dried fish and chicken in Shaoxing, but in Hangzhou I was amused to find the dried foods hanging with the washing.
On our adventure to Anchung we discovered a lot more dried foods. In fact it was everywhere.
We went into the grounds of a temple (for which I did not have to pay the 35 RMB entry fee because of my new tourist card!) and there looking like a strange sacrificial beast, was this duck drying out in a tree in the main court yard. The duck had lost it's feathers and feet - but otherwise appeared intact.
It looked quite an odd sight sitting (or hanging) in the tree.
Other dried foods here.