Hello all– I was rummaging through some old photos and came upon this day we stopped in a small village in the interior of China for lunch. Not just any lunch, but yak stew. And it was surprisingly delicious!
We were visiting Ted & Luanne (my sis and her husband at the time) who lived some miles down the mountain road. They took us on a countryside tour that couldn’t have been more intriguing and gorgeous– photos by the Yangtze River, visiting the home of an early British explorer and passing luscious fields of cabbages and water buffalo on farm after farm.
And for lunch there was yak.
photos: My Larry, Ted and our travel buddies heading into the restaurant, the noted Yak Stew, and other bright fresh dishes to finish it off…
And there were other fascinating people and things to be seen in town:
A walk along the stone streets, courtyard door, outdoor lunch prep on laundry day.
Neighborhood ladies resting in a courtyard of the pharmacy.
Thanks Ted and Lu for the marvelous memorable days with you in China. Wouldn’t it be remarkable to do it all again? xox
31 thoughts on “Yak Stew (or lunch in China)”
This looks yumm!
Thanks Lina– it was my one and only yak lunch.
What an adventure. Traveling to other places is so enriching. The food looks good too! Great pictures! 🙂
Don’t you love traveling? — I’d go just about anywhere, I someone would had me a ticket!! Fun to hear from you…
I love traveling. Right now it’s difficult because I foster animals…but I am not taking anymore in and hopes they find excellent homes. Once that’s done…I can travel. I have along list. Looking forward to checking places off! Happy Friday! Koko❀
Be careful Koko– my daughter fostered a fluffy white dog and now he’s a permanent resident at their house!!
Hahaha. I know what you mean! 😉
Such beautiful photographs of a great memory!
Thanks Marcia– read through several of your posts– fun to find your blog! I’m a reader too!
Rhonda, thank you for sharing your beautiful experience. I haven’t been to China and never tried yak dish yet. It looks so delicious and wish I could try it one day. 🙂
Hi Lilly– I’m surprised you haven’t been to China yet, with all your travels! And you live in the “neighborhood” Are you home from France??
Sorry for this very overdue response. I started work right after we came back from France. I haven’t been to China yet as I just started traveling like about 3 years ago. China is in my bucketlist, though. 🙂
You get to so many places– I’m sure we’ll you there sooner or later!
Such sweet memories. We do need to do it again, but this time we would take you to see Ragova Mountains, along with some little old Albanian ladies and feed you fli with ajvar.
I’m wishing wishing I could come Lu!! It would be perfect to be there with you!! You’ll have to climb the Ragova Mountains with Katie for now– send pictures!! xoxo Sis
Wow that looks like such a wonderful time!!
Hi Mel! It was incredible– a different world than suburban California…
Did it taste like chicken? 🙂 That’s what my husband always asks me! The photos are fantastic! So interesting. Whenever I think of China, I can’t help thinking about Hudson Taylor. The book, “Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret” made an impact on my life when I read it as a freshman in college. I’ve read it again several times and each time it’s very challenging and uplifting. I hope you get to visit China soon!! 🙂
hahaha!! Hi Daisy– I read the Hudson Taylor book in college too! Amazing man, amazing life. Another similar, more recent book that I loved was City of Tranquil Light by Bo Caldwell. Story of her grandparents trekking into interior China as missionaries –a newly married young couple living working in a war torn China in the early 1900’s. It alternates between narrative and Katherine’s journal. Really worthwhile. Always, always fun to her form you Daisy– it feels like you’re the best kind of next door neighbor!
That’s so sweet of you to say, Rhonda! I am so thankful always for your encouraging comments on my blog, especially when I’m away for weeks! 🙂 I am going to look up the book you mentioned so I can read it– It sounds great. I am reading a book now, written by a friend who was a missionary to Vietnam for years during WWII. It’s called My Vietnam and it’s by Charlotte Stemple.
Hey Daisy– wonder if my library (or church library) would have it. I’ll look! thanks.
This sounds that you had a lovely time over there! The yak stew looks quite fabulous! MMMM,..I think! 🙂
Cool photos from your lovely trip!
Hi Sophie– it was happily, quite delicious!
yak?! Wow!! I can’t imagine ever getting to China, seems like such a looooong way away. Great photos.
It is quite a trip– but my sis and my son and family lived there for several years– so we loved making the trip! Fun to hear from you!
beautiful. A beautiful country.
Hi Cate! It was like a magical place– out of the way in southern China where my sis and her husband lived for (I think) about 3 years. Now they are in Kosovo! I’m waiting for my trip there.
I love when family and friends live other places – LOL fun to visit!
Gorgeous photos! – Kat
Gosh thanks Kat.