6 minutes ago, Katie Meadow said:
egg rolls and ever- present duck sauce and hot mustard packets
which as I've pointed out before aren't Chinese.
Clams and black fermented beans is a fairly common dish where I am, but not in most of China. Too far from the clam beds I guess. Many years ago, I spent time living in Xi'an (one tear) and later, Hunan (two years). Never saw a clam! Much to my regret.