Looking for Chinese food in Dalian, China, I spotted this restaurant and said let’s try it!

Soon the local lunch crowd came in and no one spoke English to help me figure out the menu. Just order, Chris decisively said.  Our two noodle bowls were flavorful and as people have told me, food here is not the same as in the US.

The restaurant has murals of the family cooking and lifestyles through the years. I found the right place.

I met Xyang who assisted tourists in a major intersection and near the bus drop off.  She attends the university and was there to give directions since it was the National Chinese holiday. I asked her if she likes Taylor Swift and oh yes, she does along with John Legend. She sang a song and then we became friends on Instagram. As we left, we sang some of Katy Perry and she yelled, I Love You!