Though I would love to eat yummy Chinese breakfast every morning (noodles, dumplings, etc), I teach at 8 AM so I needed something quicker. Instant coffee + bananas from fruit stand + bread and peanut butter.
The last weekend of the trip, I was to the point where I could go by myself to a legit Chinese restaurant and get something I wanted. Of course this involved a lot of pointing, but still a success.
Other adaptations were figuring out how to use Bing to find the bus route to get somewhere in town on my own and knowing which nearby stores had decent, cold beer. By some miracle, one western restaurant had Rogue Dead Guy Ale and I was more than willing to pay their extravagant price for it a few times at least.