Gourmet Travels in Shenzhen – Day 11 + 12: Dim Sum, Durian and Dining

Have paused my driving lessons for the moment. I’m almost there. Just need to kickstart my confidence and add a bit of oil, then do the test… But for the moment I have some time to do some blogging!

Saturday 7th July 2018

Woohoo! It was another weekend in China, and time for a spot of dim sum dining. It’s such a common activity and I’m so used to it by now! But the only thing I can’t understand is when everyone orders a lot of the same foods… The table just kept getting filled. So much food that my poor stomach couldn’t take anymore. I seriously don’t eat that much, I just don’t exercise. 😛

I saw these gluten butterflies and thought they were quite pretty. But tastewise, they were quite plain. The design was the only nice thing about this. 😑

Can’t remember what these were but there was prawn stuffed inside. Missy S was about to kill me with her glare when I said to Mrs Travels that she already 2 or 3 har gaw… Uh oh. I must not mess with Missy S and her foods. 

I was quite happy everyone got together. Family visits and being together is important in Chinese culture. 
It rained for the rest of the morning and afternoon, so we ended up staying in. I don’t mind. 
Later in the day, we ended up eating a lot of durian. Yep. Stinky durian. The taste is hard to describe, but it’s like mango/pineapple with a smooth cheesy texure and the smell of very stinky cheese… Talking about it makes me want to eat some. The bad thing about durian is that it makes you go to the toilet if you eat it with different combos of food… like don’t drink beer with durian which I had done. Not nice. 😱

Mrs Travels used some of the durian to make a pizza.

It actually tasted ok, but probably needed a bit of mature cheese as it was a little too sweet. But not bad! I want some now!

Uh hm. Yeah we had a bit of late night snacking with a beer… Excellent! There’s noodles at the bottom of this. ^_^

Mrs Travels had this… I think she had some cravings…

Sunday 8th July 2018

Short post. I can’t remember why we went out shopping again. It was one of those random things we were doing. Anyway, we ended up dining in KFC! The KFC in China feels a little different. Feels like they take in frying these chicken. 

And here’s just a random drink I bought from the shop… If only the British could be cuter with their food packaging. ^_^

End of Days 11 and 12. ^_^

Gourmet Travels in Shenzhen – Day 10: Window of the World 世界之窗

Are you thinking why I’m lazy these days at blogging? I wonder at myself as well! TBH, too many dramas to watch. Netflix, Crunchyroll and other various sites have taken over my Internet time. LOL!

My friends have asked me in recent days, do I still blog? Yes, I do… I’m not planning on quitting! Just being lazy to type. Sometimes I get writer’s block in the middle of a post too and it takes me a while to get back into the post…

Friday 6th July 2018

An adventure day!

Ready, set and go! Time to spend a whole day in hot China. We had planned to go to this theme park a few days earlier, but because of the weather and just getting into the swing of things in China, we didn’t go until this day.

So after breakfast, we made our way to the metro station. Missy I and I already had the training and kind of knew how to use the Chinese metro system. I think it was ¥4-5 (~£0.45-0.55 😒) per person. Chinese commuters are lucky. Tourists must persevere on looking at how things are inexpensive in China, although it might be expensive for those living in China. We had to change once to get onto another train… I think the girls were exhausted as the journey took an hour, and people were staring at them. I guess they were wondering if they could speak Mandarin, or where their father is from. Curious Chinese peeps. 

And so we ended up at the Shennan Boulevard South Side Station where the tourist site Window of the World attraction site is. It’s called 世界之窗  in Chinese (Mando: Shìjiè zhī Chuāng; Canto: sai gaai ji cheung).

First stop, McDonald’s! The food at the Window of the World mainly consists of pot noodles and other things so it was good that we found a McDonald’s.
I chose the World Cup special with a tropical juice.

It’s called the Gold Goal McSpicy Chicken Burger 金球麦辣鸡腿堡 (Mando: jin qiu mai la ji tui bao). That’s a mouthful name! … Forgot the price of the meal but it was worth trying!

Now off to this famous copycat attraction. 😅

Even the station is shaped as Paris’s Louvre Pyramid!

So my ticket cost me ¥200 (~£23). Quite expensive, but it’s the same as getting into a London attraction.

And now off we go! Just keep scrolling as I took many pictures on this day…

Hahahahahahahaha!!! I love this sign!!!

Oh! How did Grommit get to China?!

This Egyptian tomb is quite scary!! Make sure you have a torch with you!!

In love with the fake Niagra Falls!!

We cooled off in this building… I would have liked to be in here for a bit longer before braving the heat again…

I think I got a little heat stroke towards the end… It was a very tiring day. Even the girls couldn’t take on this attraction!
When we returned to our station, it was bucketing with rain! I didn’t bring an umbrella, but I was lucky to have bought a hat at the attraction which protected my head from the rain. Very lucky! 
That evening, I had the Chinese version of black bean noodles 炸酱面 (Mando: zha jiang mian; Canto: ja jeung min). Unlike the Korean version, this is more savoury. The Korean version is quite sweet. Thumbs up for the Chinese version! Plus I really like the noodles!!!

End of Day 10.

Gourmet Travels in Shenzhen – Day 9: Day Off with Fried Chicken

Thursday 5th July 2018

It’s my day off! Day of just doing nothing, watching Korean dramas and looking after Missy I and Missy S whilst Mrs Travels had to some errands.
Mrs Travels brother ordered some food… And we got this big fried chicken! Wow… I’ve never seen fried chicken like this! It tasted ok. Very hot when it came. Not spicy as well. 😋

Mrs Travels brother ordered this chicken burger for me… this was a bit spicy and I was ok with it! … Never heard of Mr Burger before. Tried to search for the franchise online, but I don’t think it’s very, very popular worldwide… 

Ah, I do like my crisps… I found these in the either the supermarket or a corner shop… I shared the Lay’s Lime flavour with Missy A. It tasted refreshing, slightly citrusy, and Missy A liked it a lot! Missy S tried to tease her to say it’s not nice but I convinced Missy A that it tastes really, really nice. Hahahahah. The Lay’s Wasabi flavour wasn’t too hot… 😦 I need to find a company who would stick to the hot wasabi flavour for crisps! 

End of Day 9.