A running theme for us this summer is that some of our old standbys are no longer open for business. There's the mala tang place in our old Saoziying neighborhood. And this is FuJiaLou, no ordinary, down-on-its-heels Beijing snack shop. In fact, a few years back, Andrew Zimmern, the host of a show called Bizarre Foods, made a pilgrimage to savor in some toufu, pig ear, and other local delicacies.
Man, I'm going to miss those cucumbers!