Chinese Language Blog

Taste of a Mule Posted by on Oct 31, 2010 in Uncategorized

For a delicious, cheap snack in Beijing, look no further than a donkey meat sandwich, or 驴肉火烧. Although it may seem like a strange choice, put your fears aside and just dig in. You’ll find that donkey meat is quite flavorful, especially in this Chinese version of a submarine sandwich (which tastes surprisingly like a corned beef sandwich). At just 4 RMB, or about $.60, these are hard to beat. Pair it up with a bowl of donkey meat soup for 2 more kuai, and you’ve got yourself a damn good lunch for under a dollar. Sure beats that nasty processed $.99 hamburger from a drive-thru back home!

小吃 – xiǎo chī
small eat

驴肉火烧 – lǘ ròu huǒ shāo
donkey meat sandwich

你看我美吗?- Nǐ kàn wǒ měi ma?
Can you see my beauty?

又好吃又便宜 – yòu hào chī yòu pián yi
delicious and cheap

驴的药用价值 – lǘ de yào yòng jià zhí
The medicinal value of the donkey

我最棒!! – Wǒ zuì bàng
I’m the greatest!

他说,”别吃我.” – Tā shuō, bié chī wǒ
He says, “don’t eat me.”

驴肉汤 – lǘ ròu tāng
donkey meat soup

Tags: ,
Keep learning Chinese with us!

Build vocabulary, practice pronunciation, and more with Transparent Language Online. Available anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Try it Free Find it at your Library
Share this:
Pin it

About the Author: sasha

Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.

Leave a comment: