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~A Sensory Description from Nuha~
The vendors yelling out prices. The people crowding up trying to get to the crosswalk. The Chinese language swirling all around me. The place I am speaking of is China Town. This is a place that has weird looking fruits and vegetables. For example there was one vegetable called Taro that looked like a huge, hairy potato. Soon, the smell of herbs and spices pulled me into the store. Inside a lot of people bought ginger tea and other unusual items. As we continued walking, there was also the smell of freshly baked FORTUNE COOKIES. They tasted like sweet warm hard dough. After we left that store we saw dried squid and chicken feet. After that experience, we went into a kite shop. It was covered in kites. Some were big and some were very small.Then the smell of shrimp was pulled us into another store. We went into a Dim-Sum shop. It was so GOOD. When I drilled my teeth into the warm Dim-Sum, it felt like I was falling in love. It was warm and gooey on the outside and crunchy on the inside. Some places that we went into had red and gold Chinese New Years decorations.There was a huge dragon that was longer than me and some of my group. The last place we went into had beautiful, delicate fans and umbrellas. I got a pink fan and umbrella. I had so much fun in Chinatown.
We turned into the gloomy and musty smelling alley. There it was. The fortune cookie factory decorated in golds and reds and covered in lanterns. I rushed into the sweet smelling factory and saw a women holding a large basin holding hundreds of cookies. She was rushing to a large, silver tray. The silver tray was overloaded with circle fortune cookies the color of a golden brown. My mouth watered and my stomach rumbled with the craving of cookies. The lady said to take a sample. I did. I felt the hard, crumbly surface of the cookie and bite into the crunchy sweetness and the strong, vanilla taste as I savored the mouthwatering circle. It was delicious. I quickly devoured it. Then I looked around the factory. Shelves after shelves after shelves were lined up against the wall, all covered in crispy, golden fortune cookies. There were rainbow cookies, circular ones, big ones, small ones. It was a fortune cookie heaven. And I got to experience it. I then listened closely and heard the crunching of cookies rubbing against each other on big mounds and the voices of employees that worked there. At the end of the experience I heard my chaperones voice and it was time to leave the magical heaven of cookies.