Feasting in Ningbo, Part 3

23 04 2017

Time to eat again!

Our lunch in the ancient town of Cicheng in the historic Zou-Ma-Lou Restaurant.





Feasting in Ningbo, Part 2

19 04 2017

Since I did not take pictures of all the food that was served during the evening on my second night in Ningbo, China, it may not appear like a feast here.  Trust me.  It was.  Sorry cannot show you…!

It used to be that the Chinese never ate anything cold or raw. Times have changed and they served this sashimi plate as part of their Chinese dinner.

Another feature that’s different from before; this presentation, the decorative tomato and small portions of Chinese food.

Even the Chinese wine bottle is modern in design.

Important officials at this table.

Something I had never seen before. Young bamboo shoots cut sideways.

All good anyhow.

 





Feasting in Ningbo, Part 1

18 04 2017

The Chinese know how to entertain when it comes to eating.  During the two working days we were in Ningbo, China, our group was constantly fed and fed very well I must say.

And I didn’t even capture everything.  And it was only lunch time!!





Arriving in Shanghai and Getting to Ningbo

17 04 2017

So I  just spent Friday + the weekend in China on business in a city I had never been to before.

Flying out of Narita was a breeze but once I arrived in Pudong, the international airport in Shanghai, things did not look so bright.

No photos allowed so I don’t have any but immigration was a total jam.  And who would’ve thought leaving the baggage claim area when I didn’t have any checked in luggage would be so time consuming.

Arrival hall. Really?

I had to take the inter-terminal shuttle which I had trouble finding to get to my meeting point with my host and other delegates that were participating in the same conference.

The shuttle

And it was a nice day in Shanghai as we left the airport to our hotel in Ningbo about three hours away.

Our ride

Restroom stop on the way.

Arrived at hotel, had dinner.

The following morning. A nice day!

So began my stay in Ningbo, China.





To Market! in Guangzhou, China

19 03 2017

I was very surprised to find this local retail market open on the new year’s day in Guangzhou, China during my recent visit.  It was in the afternoon and I don’t think everything was open so not a lot of action going on but still impressively stocked with meats, fish, and vegetables as well as more curious variety of creatures such as crocodiles, live snakes, and Chinese softshell turtles.





Seeking Noodles in Guangzhou, China

18 03 2017

My memory of my Guangzhou, China trip from the end of January is somewhat fading away and I cannot exactly remember why I ended up in this Hokkien noodle shop which was not the most local in the style of cooking and I try to eat local.  I just remember that I was set to eat noodles in a simple eatery where locals went and this was just that.





The Final Breakfast in Guangzhou, China

15 03 2017

On the day I was leaving the city of Guangzhou, China, I still had one particular dish I wanted to try.  Around 9 am, I tried visiting some of the best dim sum restaurants in the city but found all of them just way too busy and scrapped the idea.  At the end went into a seemingly local, fit-for-breakfast restaurant which was fairly busy when I went in and became packed as I waited for my breakfast.

My first choice; where I really wanted to go.

My second choice.

Where I ended up.

Shrimp rice noodle roll – the dish I really wanted to try.








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