Kunming taste treat

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Tell ITN about the funniest thing that ever happened to you while traveling in a foreign country. (ITN prints no info on destinations in the United States.) There are no restrictions on length. The ITN staff will choose each month’s winner, who will receive a free one-year subscription to ITN. Entries not chosen cannot be acknowledged.

This month’s winner is Nelson Burack of Melville, New York:

While having dinner in a hotel in Kunming, China, I noticed what appeared to be roasted peanuts on the lazy Susan in the center of our table. I asked what they were and the waiter said, “They fried peas.” I tried one, and it was delicious! So I ate several more. Great!

The next morning, at breakfast, there they were again on the tray. I had many more. A different waiter had been assigned to our table, and when he noticed my enjoyment at eating them he said, “I see you like the fried bees.”

Ugh!

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Tell ITN about the funniest thing that ever happened to you while traveling in a foreign country. (ITN prints no info on destinations in the United States.) There are no restrictions on length. The ITN staff will choose each month’s winner, who will receive a free one-year subscription to ITN. Entries not chosen cannot be acknowledged.

This month’s winner is Nelson Burack of Melville, New York:

While having dinner in a hotel in Kunming, China, I noticed what appeared to be roasted peanuts on the lazy Susan in the center of our table. I asked what they were and the waiter said, “They fried peas.” I tried one, and it was delicious! So I ate several more. Great!

The next morning, at breakfast, there they were again on the tray. I had many more. A different waiter had been assigned to our table, and when he noticed my enjoyment at eating them he said, “I see you like the fried bees.”

Ugh!