Damn! Hate to say that this post is purely my own personal opinion. Sick of reading those useless issue title like what K-pop issue recently. Don’t you Malaysian government have better and more serious things to do?? Now you want to restrict all the kissing movie and control media communication. WHY not I give you a better solution? Teach your people whose religion don’t allow not to watch those TV la.
Malaysia is said to be Democracy. My ass. Look at our freedom of speech and our election. If you are educated, I think you agree its dictatorship. Newspaper? Do you seriously think people still read newspaper? Its all filtered. Its says what you want us to know ONLY.
When it comes to important issue and crisis handling? You run far far… give lame excuses and making jokes to the country by doing something stupid for the world to see. Good Job. When it comes to tiny irrelevant things, wow……. all the departments wanted to take part in. HAHAHAHAHA. No wonder when I go travelling, people say our Malaysian Government is a good entertainer. I agree!
Bribery. Every country has bribery. You take you eat.. but at least you do something nah.. Dont be so obvious mar… Went to China, their people complain about their bribery in the country.. but look at the city and the security and the policy concept. MY GOSH!! LIKE at least they eat but they do something lei..
YOU must be thinking… Complain so much about the country. Leave Malaysia la!! You think its easy? You think there’s country who is willing to accept Malaysian as their PR easily? No people wanna accept us di.. If not I won’t say a word and just leave! Anyone wanna grant me an Aussie PR?
P/S: Just not in a good mood. Bare with me
Just finish updating the news for QZ8501 which disappeared on the 28th December 2014 and crashed into the Java Sea off borneo. Currently 40 bodies have been discovered with 9 identified. Reading the news with a heavy heart.. report says that most of the corpse will probably be sinking after 2 weeks in the sea.. Aviation disasters are always very cruel.. the victims are either found in bad shape, burnt and unidentified or even never been found. The only thing that can make the family of the victims to feel better is to retrieve the black box and let them know what happened up there. Putting myself in the shoes, I really couldn’t take it.. Life is just so fragile, things happened so fast there’s no room to even plead Goodbye. Today is more depressed, with news of a secondary school friend leaving the world, natural disasters nowadays and aviation disasters. Too many accidents happened in just a short period of time, what’s wrong with the world today? Isit a call to home soon?
For the family of the victims, sorry for the loss, be strong and continue living for them. For the fortunate, it is a ringing bell to appreciate life and people around you more. Live everyday like its your last day. I’m flying off tomorrow for a friend’s wedding. Pray for a safe flight.
What to eat in Guangzhou? I have no idea too at first.. search in openrice but it just seems too many things to eat and the foodie places are all scattered around. So basically I just explore the place myself.. observed what locals normally eat, make a few guangzhou friends and figured out what are the must eat in town.. so this is what i’ve got.. Hope it helps for your future travel to Guangzhou~ And I thought I gonna slim down this trip because I thought Guangzhou food is just so so.. who knows.. muahhahaha! Proudly brought back extra 3KG! Lalalala!
1. Wanton Noodles/ Dumplings Noodles 云吞面
I’ve tried more than 5 stalls selling wanton noodles.. the best I would say is this one.. from the shop called ” Di Yi Mien” 第壹面 . Soup is clear and flavourful. Noodles are good and wanton is excellent. Burst right into your mouth awakening all your palate.
2. Rice Rolls 肠粉
They have rice rolls at almost every corner of Guangzhou. Wide selections of flavours from the normal prawn rice rolls to pork liver rice rolls to two meat rice rolls to even fried rice rolls. The famous one — “Ngan kei Rice Rolls” 银记肠粉店
3. Boat Porridge 艇仔粥
Its famous. The significant one will be Liwan boat porridge 荔湾艇仔粥.. so far I haven’t had a good one so no recommendation for this.
4. Roasted Goose 烧鹅
Roasted Goose is popular in China and Hongkong but its very rare in Malaysia.. So do pay a visit to try on their roasted goose! “Tai Heng” 太兴 one is famous but very very long queue! The other will be “Mr Goose Restaurant” 鹅仔酒家, its a chain restaurant for roasted goose but too bad it was closed 2 days consecutively when I was around.
5. Braised Beef Offal 牛杂
I realised Guangzhou people love their cows… there are plenty of stalls selling braised beef offals.. its all over the place… from the price of RMB 6 to RMB 30. Choose your own preferences.
6. Dim Sum (Xiao Long Bao) 点心（小龙包）
Try their old school dim sums.. try the improved version of dim sums.. I like their xiao long bao because they have these very special and interesting fillings… This one.. particularly is the crab roe xiao long bao! slurps!
7. Double skin Milk 双皮奶
I have no idea what it is at first.. and even now I m not sure what exactly it is.. All i can describe is that.. its a milk dessert.. the texture is like mashed pudding. Very heavy texture but smooth. Very dense. Taste like.. between milk and a pudding..
8. Spring Onion Noodles 油葱面
Unlike the noodles in Malaysia… They are extremely generous in the fried spring onions. Yums!
9. Stew Soup 焞汤
Stew soup become one of the comfort food during winter.. Surprisingly.. I can feel their sincerity in all the soups i had in Guangzhou.. they are very serious about their soup. The flavour is very spot on.. its like they put a lot of effort in it! Good! 很有诚意的汤
10. Vegetables 青菜
Surprised to say… All the vegetables I had in Guangzhou is very gigantic in size and very sweet in flavour. Or is it because of winter? One of the best thing I had is their Vegetables.. very very fresh and sweet. And the size of the vegetables.. you can see it for yourselves, triple the size of the vege here! Hohoho! Happy!
11. Boiled spicy beef 水煮牛
I told you they love their cows.. the beef slices is beyond excellent. So fat so juicy and so tender.. but the focus point come back to the boiled spicy base. Tonnes of dried chillies and chilli oil.. it taste very appetizing at first.. especially when it comes together with the rice.. but after a few mouth… your tongue will go really numb… but you will still dig for more.. Thats what you call — Addictive!
12. Beef Balls 牛肉丸
My first encounter of good beef balls is at “Sheng Kei” 成记 some Canton restaurant in BeiJing Road Pedestrian. How do I describe.. its juicy or isit oily in the center when I bite it.. Its not only moist.. its smooth…! I tried some other balls at the other places in Guangzhou but nothing beats the one at “sheng kei”. 成记
13. Rice Noodles/Ho Fun 河粉
An everyday food for the Guangzhou people.. Nothing to shout about but well, just give it a try while you are there. They claimed to be different but I’ve yet to try one.
14. Wong Lou Kat 王老吉
You can see this almost every corner in Guangzhou!
I never been to China. Not even once. So when I was told to visit Guangzhou last week, I was overjoyed but I am totally blank too. Have no idea at all where to go. I bet theres people like me too, been searching google and blogs but very very little information about Guangzhou.. So here I am, sum up my short trip which whatever info i have. Guangzhou is divided into areas.. I stayed at BaiLing Hotel (4star, along the river) YueXiu area, which I love so much. YueXiu area and HaiZhu are areas which I would recommend for stay. There are a lot of street shopping. But if you are looking for something high end, stay at Tian He area, high rise buildings with branded shoppings, there you go;
So back to Guangzhou must go places, oh! for you information, I dint go to the different temples and museums, just a very relax and fun trip this time. Not much tourists visit. hehehe!
5 MUST GO PLACES IN GUANGZHOU:
1. Beijing Road Shopping Street 北京路步行街
Beijing Road Shopping Street is somewhat like XiMenDing Shopping Street in Taipei. Shop and bargain wisely, you can really get some good deals there… Spend a whole day exploring and feel the crowd. You will like it
2. ShangXiaJiu Pedestrian Shopping 上下九步行街
ShangXiaJiu Pedestrian Shopping is similar to Beijing Road Shopping. Its slightly bigger and more things to look around.. But maybe I bought a lot of things in BeiJing Street, I like it there more.. the bargain is better in BeiJing street too.
3. TianHe Shopping District 天河区
All the posh posh shopping malls are here.. Things are a lot more expensive here but you do bump into some worth buying ones. Theres another attraction in Tian He District, its called TianHe Sports Center, near the metro to Tian He and the price there is lower. I skipped that because am quite tired that particular day. Kekeke!
4. Canton Tower 广州塔 a.k. a 小蛮腰
The must go place so prove that you been to GuangZhou! The Canton Tower.. featuring 37 storeys with the height of 600 m. Oh.. its changes colour every few seconds and I had my boring count down there. Guangzhou don’t do official count down and fireworks! I thought my worst countdown was in Seoul last year but Guangzhou definitely crowned it!
5. Pearl River 珠江河
One of the tourist attraction in Guangzhou.. the 2400 meters pearl river. They have night cruise from 7pm to 10pm everyday. Hop on the cruise and enjoy the scene of Guangzhou at night. Lucky for me, I stayed along the river. Cruise for me everyday! hahahaha!
Next up : Must eat in Guangzhou!