China Trip 2014: 8D7N Kunming, Dong Chuan & Li Jiang


Category : China, Dongchuan, Featured, Kunming, Lijiang, Travel


Came back from my china trip early of the month and it’s time to update a little about that. This is such a beautiful trip with very scenic places and it almost killed my memory card. Super love this place but then not some of the cultures in China (you sure know).

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ShenZhen09 Day 4 Lunch:缪氏川菜


Category : China, Chinese Food, Food, Shen Zhen, Sze Chuan Food, Travel

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We had Sze Chuan Meal at 缪氏川菜 on my day 4 of visiting. Talking about Sze Chuan dishes, ones always think of red, orange, red chilies oil, chilies and dried chilies!!! Besides the hot and spicy, they do actually serve sourish food that can boost up your appetite.

缪氏川菜 is well decorated in that oldish way, giving you a real Chinese atmosphere and create a relaxing and enjoyable environment for dining. The wall is painted in red and lanterns are here and there, hanging from the ceiling.

It was super pack with OL and office staffs while we were there as it was lunch time. Contunue Reading

ShenZhen09 Day 3 Dinner: Street Food + KFC Blueberry Egg Tarts


Category : China, Fast Food, Food, Shen Zhen, Street Food, Travel

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It is always best to have street food as dinner when you are feeling still full after the lunch. Along our way to supermarket, there was a lot of street food.

Street Food 1: Chou Tofu aka ‘Stinky Tofu’

‘Stinky ToFu’ is quite similar to the cheese. The ToFu has been fermented for months to produce the overpowering pungent odour and taste; so do those old cheeses.

This is the vendor I used to visit since my last visit 2 years ago. He was still having his business at the same spot near 福民文具批发市场 Fu-Min Stationary Wholesale Centre. He was preparing my order. The ToFu were deep fried before dipping them into the soup-liked sauce and brushed with spicy sauce. After that, the ToFus were loaded with abundant of pickles and coriander.

If I am not mistaken, it was about 8 to 10 pieces of ToFu priced only at RMB 4.

I personally dislike coriander. But once it matched with this ToFu, they become a perfect match! Sluuurrrpp! The ToFus smelled great and tasted Yummy too. It was really irresistible and I returned for more the next few days. Contunue Reading

ShenZhen09 Day 3 Brunch: Dim Sum @ 广食访


Category : China, Dim Sum, Food, Shen Zhen, Travel

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On the third day of my stay, finally get to have dim sum. I have been craving for dim sum since the weeks and the months before coming to Shen Zhen. This dim sum place is quite far away from where housing area I stayed. Sis and I walked for about 30 mins to this restaurant called 广食访。Sorry for no pics on this building as it was raining cat and dog all day. I wasn’t able to capture photos with umbrella and handbags on.

This place was quite a full house even though it was already 12 noon. I learnt that a lot of people travelled from Hong Kong to Shen Zhen during the weekend — to shop, to dine, to Yum Cha and even buying vege and stuff from the market! Sis said it is super convenient for them to travel up by the metro — pass border, buy tickets, step into the metro and zooooom. And reach within 30 mins.

Back to 广食访, the service was rather slow and bad. Not enough staff and too many customers I guess. Do hope they will improve.

The Portuguese egg tarts that served were silky smooth in the egg centre and the puff pastry shells were crispy. Oh yum, I had not have such a good Portuguese’s egg tarts. Please don’t mention those from the kings, gonna delete it from my list. Of course, this is still not the best Portuguese egg tarts I had in Shen Zhen. There is another one I wish to intro on my next post which can simply melts ones heart.

糯米鸡 glutinous rice that served piping hot. They were wrapped with the big piece of lotus leaves before sending off to steam. The glutinous rice was real soft and filled with the scent of lotus leaves.

A bowl of hot porridge that warm my tummy in this cold weather. Speaking of weather, the weather was unstable although it was already summer. Cold and rainy all day. Sigh… which was quite inconvenient for sightseeing Contunue Reading

ShenZhen09 Day 2 Dinner: 面点王@Book City


Category : China, Chinese Food, Fast Food, Food, Shen Zhen, Travel

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面点王 Mian-Dian-Wang is well-known as Chinese fast food chain in Shen Zhen. It is almost similar to those McD, KFC that appear everywhere; the only difference, 面点王 Mian-Dian-Wang serves Chinese Food rather than those fried and high calories pre-prepared food.

This is the only picture I have for their interior and environment around. I was prohibited from taking photo of their interior and deco. Guess they are a little blogger unfriendly. Here, you have to order straightly from the bar counter (something like self service as well). The chef and cooks will take order from you. There are a variety of dishes from appetizer to porridge to bao to vege to meat to dumplings to…

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ShenZhen09 Day 2 Brunch: 湘鄂情


Category : China, Chinese Food, Food, Shen Zhen, Travel

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I am supposed to have dim sum for my very first meal on the very first day. Sadly, while we arrived at the place 西湖春天 and find that they were closed down. They were doing a very good business previously. We guessed it might be dealing with the property problems or the management of the building or something. Too shocked with no more 西湖春天, we changed our mind to a restaurant nearby, 湘鄂情 Xiang-E-Qing.

湘 Xiang resembling 湖南 Hunan, a province of China. In short, Hunan is called as Xiang after the Xiang River that runs through it. Hence, Hunanese cuisine is also called as 湘菜 Xiang Cai.
As for 鄂 E, it is representing 湖北 Hubei.

We were here in湘鄂情 Xiang-E-Qing for their Hunan Hubei cuisine 湖南湖北菜. A revisit for me as I was here before in my previous trip.

煲仔娃娃菜 is one of their best selling. The stir-fried Chinese cabbage present in the warm claypot to keep the dish warm at all time. It was really appetizing with the additional black vinegar for the hint of tangy taste and the added chilies for its little spiciness.

海带排骨汤 Double Boiled Seaweed and Pork Ribs Soup.

Hmmm, how shall I describe this?! — 老火汤. The soup was double boiled up to wheee hours until the ribs were crack easily into pieces. Besides that, the seaweeds were extremely soft and melted right between your tongue and hard palate. Contunue Reading

ShenZhen09 Day 1 Dinner & Supper: AirAsia & 福建沙县小吃@益田村


Category : China, Chinese Food, Food, Shen Zhen, Travel

Back from Shen Zhen and I don’t wish to be home. Time was like fast-forwarding for me during the lovely home-stay in Shen Zhen. Well, I would never regret for cashing out my saving to purchase the air ticket and support myself with the limited pocket money.

Precious Pea has raved about Air Asia’s Pak Nasser Nasi Lemak and I decided to have a try.

The portion was rather small. It came with piping hot fragrant coconut rice, sambal, rendang chicken, boiled egg, peanuts and ikan bilis. I was happy with the pre-ordered system because they give priority and privileges for those who pre-order their meals online. Well, no waiting and no starving for me.

Due to the H1N1 problems that the world is facing now, we were not allowed to enter the airport hall once upon arrival. There were the Chinese health authorities with the masks came on board for the one-by-one passengers’ health and temperature checkups. This took about 30 minutes. Contunue Reading

Shen Zhen, Here I Come


Category : China, Shen Zhen, Travel

When you are reading this, I am already up on the plane, flying myself to Shen Zhen, China. It is going to be an exciting 10 days trip with good food and shopping and sightseeing. Just hope that I won’t gain weight after these 10 days. It was a nightmare that I gained 4kg after that 20 days trip in Shen Zhen few years back. I took a real hard time to loss those weights.

Carrying with me, I have prepared Sis her favourite home baked cookies (to be carried up to the plane in the woven red bag). Me and mum have used up 2 afternoons to bake them. And another half of the luggage is the stuff she wants.

Am I staying only in Shen Zhen?! Hmmm, not too sure. Sis will arrange everything for me. What I need to do is…… don’t do anything. 😛

Have a nice weekend! ~
Do drop by for the food reviews. see you in June ^__^

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