Mei from Birmingham
Hi my name is Mei, I’m 20 and I am student living here in Birmingham, I live in Birmingham Centre in a flat I share with 3 other students. I have been living here for two years and I usually go home to Nanjing in the summer holidays. I love Birmingham its a great place to live, I can buy the same groceries that I can buy at home, a little bit more expensive but it means that I can cook food that I am used too. Birmingham has a great Chinese community and I can get authentic dishes that I am used too.
Living in Birmingham has opened me up to food from other cultures such as Jamaican, Polish and Irish foods that are different than what I am used to or tried before.
As a child I used to love eating Duck Noodles, fried beef dumplings, and Sticky Toffee Banana Fritters was yummy. My gran made the best food better than my mom.
My home in Nanjing is beautiful its full of historic culture and our food is tasty and different to what you get in Chinese takeaways. If you ever get the opportunity you should come and visit Nanjing.