No Reservations: China (Dongbei)
- buttertart Mar 16, 2010 06:29 AM
Good episode - I enjoyed seeing the winter in Harbin (have so far only been as far as Beijing myself). Some of the food looked extremely appealing, and his local host was quite charming with his Belfast accent. Have to say that the part with the eccentric Chinese businessman was just the tiniest bit...condescending...although Bourdain's commentary on the ice was amusing. For those in NYC or planning to visit and interested in this cuisine, there are now a number of very good Dongbei restaurants in Flushing - the NYT ran a big story about it and there is extensive discussion on Outer Boroughs.