"Joud-za": We were invited by the teachers to join them in making a Chinese tradition. I'm not sure how to spell it but phonetically it's pronounced: "joud-za." (I think . . . Brad may want to correct me on this one.) We rolled the dough into thin circles, folded cabbage and beef inside, and then boiled them. I ate entirely too many for dinner (dipped in sauce). Delicious!
Hot pot: One of the most interesting meals. You pick out random raw vegetables, meats, and noodles from the buffet. Then you put them in a pot of boiling broth at your table (spicy or mild) or fry them on the skillet. We wore aprons so as not to be splattered. Rob brought us random things to try: squid, octopus, duck intestines, quagulated blood, a chicken foot. I like being adventurous with food.
Jana's travel tip: When you go places, eat their food. Don't be afraid to try things. It's all part of the experience.