Hummus is everything

So far eating out for me has been a bit of a challenge. This is for two reasons, first the language barrier and second Chinese people don’t have the best understanding of vegan or even vegetarian. I have dealt with this by cooking most of my food myself. However, there is one place I cannot resist and that is what we have affectionately called “The Turkish Place”. The Turkish Place is a short taxi ride from our place, and is close to the stunning Hot Springs Park. This makes it far enough that going there becomes a treat but close enough that it is never a struggle.No matter how far it is though, hummus is always worth traveling for.

In addition to good food, this restaurant has very unique decor. With customised lights and decorated plates hung on the walls and a wall-sized painting this place has its own special charm.

Now I know what you are thinking: “WHAT ABOUT THE HUMMUS!!!” Well, hummus is good anytime, however it is even better when you live in a country where chickpeas are uncommon. This hummus would easily rate five stars even if hummus were readily available here. Delicious doesn’t even begin to describe how great it is. I have been there three times within two weeks for one reason and it is purely this hummus. If you weren’t sure about wanting to come to China, this should definitely be your motivating reason. So good!

Not only is the food amazing but the service is amazing and we are usually given some surprise. The first night we went we were treated to a show by a belly dancer, who seemed to come in special because of the large group of lao wais. This was amusing not just because she was an incredible dancer but another customer seemed terrified to look so he wouldn’t offend his date. He made it clear he wouldn’t look at her by purposely looking in the other direction.

On our most recent visit they also gave us complimentary tea and baklava. The baklava was so delicious, anyone who comes to Fuzhou needs to try it. Though admittedly not as good as the hummus, but then again what could be?

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58 thoughts on “Hummus is everything

  1. Thanks for sharing! I never really thought much about hummus until we added it to our menu at one of my restaurants. It’s actually quite flavorful and now I eat it all the time!

  2. I agree that hummus is everything. I use to work for a Lebanese woman who makes a delicious hummus and that’s when the hummus mania started for me so this is definitely relatable. haha

    1. I never thought there could be such variety in the recipes but everyone does it differently. Always good though

  3. I’ve honestly never tried hummus, or given much thought to be honest. Seeing all the hype in your post and the comment thread has me wanting to try it!

    1. OMG! I don’t believe. What else could there possibly be to eat? haha. You should try it. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

  4. hummus is definitely cool.. and i would love the baklava too myself..
    while i have not been to china myself yet, i have heard friends talking about the difficulties of finding real vegetarian food there.

  5. It can be hard to find food items while on the go if you’ve got a special dietary concern. Hummus is one of my go-to’s at home, but I’m sure it was extra amazing finding it out and about.

  6. I have actually never had hummus before, so I wouldbn’t know what all the hype is about, but I have heard that it is really good! I’ll definitely have to try it sometime!

  7. I’m not vegetarian but I do enjoy hummus. I think it’s a little funny to think about travelling to China to eat hummus. LOL

  8. I am not a huge fan of hummus but I know it’s healthy so I try and eat it occasionally. I am a huge fan of baklava lol. My mom makes it usually at Christmas time to give away to her friends. Years ago when I was still living at home my brother and I discovered oodles of it in the freezer — we also discovered that it’s yummy frozen. Needless to say my mom was not impressed when she went to put her Christmas packages together. I ended up having to help her make a new batch. Lol

  9. So true! When I went to Paris, one of my favorite meals was simply purchasing a fresh baguette from the bakery and a tub of hummus from the grocery store and eating it at the park.

  10. I seriously love hummus and could literally eat it on everything and eat it all day. I couldn’t imagine being in China as a vegan, that must be such a big adjustment for you!

    1. The first week was the hardest but I’m getting used to it now. Most places that serve western food usually serve chips so not much different from back home

  11. I need to go there just for the baklava! My favorite! I wouldn’t think you would find these foods in China.

  12. i just started liking hummus a little more – it is a healthier option than some other dips! i love the complimentary tea!

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