Chinatown: Some Last Reflections

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Here are a few bonus images from Chicago’s Chinatown, when I chose to ‘look down’:

Taken on 22nd Place and Wentworth Avenue, five pigeons and a lone sparrow gathered for an early luncheon party...

Taken on 22nd Place and Wentworth Avenue, five pigeons and a lone sparrow gathered for an early luncheon party…

...and were joined by a sixth pigeon.  Funny, not a crumb of Dim Sum was to be found!

…and were joined by a sixth pigeon. Funny, not a crumb of Dim Sum was to be found!

At the corner of 23rd and Wentworth Avenue, this carved dragon sidewalk inset intrigued me...but not any of the other passersby!

At the corner of 23rd and Wentworth Avenue, this carved dragon sidewalk inset intrigued me…but not any of the other passersby!

Thank you for joining me on these many posts of Chicago’s Chinatown!

I hope they have been as interesting for you as they were for me.

There is so much more to this Chicago neighborhood and the wonderful Chinese inhabitants that I shall return, perhaps in a month or so!

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Chinatown: More Street Food

Oranges...lots of oranges!

Oranges…lots of oranges!

 

A type of Chinese Cabbage...very reasonably-priced!

A type of Chinese Cabbage…very reasonably-priced!

 

Live fish, waiting in a tank to be sold!

Live fish, waiting in a tank to be sold!

 

Cauliflower and other vegetables, bagged and displayed...ready to take home and stir-fry in the wok!  Just add rice noodles, right!

Cauliflower and other vegetables, bagged and displayed…ready to take home and stir-fry in the wok! Just add rice noodles, right!

 

I may be wrong, but this looks like some mighty fine, spice-rubbed pork shoulder...already cooked, just slice and heat!

I may be wrong, but this looks like some mighty fine, Spice-rubbed Pork Shoulder…already cooked, just slice and heat!

Chinatown: Street Food UPDATED!

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Rice: Tasty Joy and Golden Jasmine

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Cilantro: A bit past its prime

I have been informed in the comments by Ng Tom of ‘That’s how I see the world’ that this is PARSLEY! 

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Firm Tomatoes and a much fresher Cilantro

Also PARSLEY!

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And the tomatoes cost how much?

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Fresh Cilantro for only forty cents a pound…I think?

Also PARSLEY, and most likely forty cents a bunch!

How I wish I could read Chinese!  Perhaps my friend in Hong Kong will be kind enough to send a translation of these signs!