If you haven't gotten the picture yet, Shaanxi cuisine is renowned for its many types of noodles. This goat noodle soup might have been my favorite. It's made with long, hand-pulled, spaghetti-like noodles with a spicy meat broth and boneless goat meat.
My last stop in China was Shenzhen in southern China. Due to its proximity to Hong Kong, both cities serve Cantonese food. On my first day in Shenzhen, I got a selection of roast meats, including chicken, pork, and duck.
Shenzhen is a great place to try Cantonese dim sum, the Chinese version of brunch with small bite-sized dishes served with tea. A few of my favorite dim sum dishes are (from left) shrimp siu mai, steamed pork buns, and ribs in black bean sauce.
Stewed chicken feet are a dim sum favorite. The feet are deep fried, braised in a garlicky, sweet sauce, and then steamed. Eat the feet by sucking the tender, soft skin off the bone and discarding the bones as you go.