For tea time, the office enjoyed two different types of cake (picture below), as well as fruit that the company received as a CNY gift from a client. The cakes were wonderful! I have always enjoyed Taiwanese cakes, which seem very light and fluffy in comparison to typical Western cake. It leaves you wanting a second slice, and feeling less guilty, since they are so light - surely they can't be too bad for you, right? At first glance, I assumed the fruit was apples... but I quickly discovered I was wrong. After asking around, and finding that most people did not know the correct English name of the fruit - I got a few votes for plum, and one vote for pear - I decided pear would probably be my guess. A local variety? Your guess is as good as ours...
|Fruit received as a gift from one of our clients.|
|Tea Time cakes! Left - "1000 layer cake," reminded me of pound cake.|
Right - Turtle cheesecake w/caramel topping & toffee crunch crust, delicious!
|Cheers! or ganbei! ("bottoms up")|
|1st course: Lettuce & lobster salad, topped with dressing|
|A few courses later: Chicken|
They say whoever the chicken head faces is buying the meal...
In this case, the partners were not at our table, but they were in fact buying....
|A vegetable course: centered with mushrooms.|
|Shrimp stuffing with lettuce on the side - wrap your own spring roll. Yum!|
|Fish. I have a particularly hard time with chopsticks & the bones, |
but luckily one of the colleagues at our table de-boned the fish for us when it arrived :)