Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Suspiciously CLEAN

Walking home just after midnight this Sunday, I encountered at the top end of Nanluoguxiang a brand new jian bing cart.

Brand-spanking new. Never-been-used. Positively gleaming. I have never seen such a thing before. It didn't look quite right. It was... disconcertingly hygienic. 

However, I'm sure it's already turned out a few hundred sweet'n'savoury pancakes, and is now starting to look appropriately grungy.  

It will be a most welcome addition to the neighbourhood - since, at present, we have to go all the way over to Yandai Xijie if we want a bing. However, I suspect the fact that they were setting up so late at night implies that they don't yet have the requisite 'licence', and will have to operate in a fitful, furtive, after-hours manner.

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