Thursday, 5 February 2009

FuFu Travel - Dimsum & Guangzhou, China
Sunday - 28 . December . 2008


I looked damn sleepy, not enough crash actually.


Sum looked tired as well.


Jodie looked so fresh, the mask she used must be good!


The Macau Street Restaurant (澳門街).


It's always good to be the member to enjoy the offers.

Eating is the first necessity of people. Guangzhou, is a nation of obsessive gourmands, also known as an excellent place to eat, exemplified by the 'Eat in Guangzhou' (吃在廣州) which means while travelling in China you should eat in Guangzhou as it is renowned for Cantonese cuisine.


The famous Kungfu tea (功夫茶).

Yumcha (飲茶), the custom of eating dimsum while sipping Chinese tea yet is another integral part of the culinary culture of Guangdong Province, Hongkong and Macao. Hence, we went for yumcha at a typical dimsum restaurant for a traditional eating culture with strong local flavour.


Potsticker (鍋貼) and turnip/radish cake (蘿蔔糕) .


Shrimp dumpling (蝦餃).


Duck egg and pork porridge (皮蛋瘦肉粥).


Spare ribs (排骨).


Barbecued pork buns (叉燒包).


Sweet cream buns with milk custard filling (奶皇包).


Huu huu, what a great first meal of the day.


We had finished everything! It's time to move.

Our first destination of the day was Yuexiu Park (越秀公園), the largest comprehensive sightseeing park in downtown Guangzhou. There are verdant grasses and trees, birds' singing, and fragrant flowers all through the year.


The renowned Yuexiu Park.


The confusing map of the park.

Besides the splendid natural wonders in Yuexiu Park, there have many famous scenic sites of different historical period successfully decorating the park, such as the well-known Statue of the Five Rams, Zhenhai Tower, Zhongshan Monument, the Ancient City Wall of the Ming Dynasty, and Sifang Emplacement. Make sure to visit the Korean Friendship Pavillion and its garden near the boat rental area.


A old Korean-styled building at the Korean Friendship Pavilion.


One of the entrance to the Korean Friendship Pavilion.


It's an 'environmental protection' park.


Always behind them as i was taking pictures.


It was good to have a morning walk in Yuexiu.


We walked to the old Guangzhou TV Tower though not our target.


We were lost actually, the park was way too big for us.


Yo, it's Zhenhai Tower (鎮海樓).


The three of us posed in front of the building.

Zhenhai Tower (鎮海樓), better known among the locals as the five-story tower, is one of the landmarks of Guangzhou. The tower has been destroyed and set up five times over the past 600 years. Now it is the Guangzhou Museum (廣州博物館), housing relics and documents showing Guangzhou's history over 2000 years.


The Guangzhou Museum.


The Zhenhai Tower board.


Their faces told me they need to rest for a while.


No wasting any second, set the timer and we posed for pictures.


Like this shot very much!


The three of us again.


Jodie : You guys look so gayish. (I dont think so.)


Jodie wished to sit longer.


It's drizzling, so we stayed longer at the tower.


And we found an old bus exhibited beside it.


The 101 route could bring us back to the hotel.


The driver seat was so badly damaged.


They were awaiting for the picture of three of us.


We were like old collegemates!


We are looking for the journey belongs to us. When can we alight?


Each of us would anyhow get to alight to our destination.


The symbol of Guangzhou - must not be missed.

The Sculpture of Five Rams (五羊石像), is one of the most famous structures in Guangzhou. This sculpture is seen as a symbol of Guangzhou due to an ancient legend more than 2,000 years ago. This legend tells of five immortals in five-color garments came riding on five rams, each carrying a stem of rice. They presented it to the people, and it was taken as a sign from heaven that the city will always be free from famine. The rams turned into stone and the city of Guangzhou became a rich and populous place. Therefore, Guangzhou got the name of the City of Rams or Goat City.


Could you spot out the five rams?


"Ladies and gentlemen, this is the five-ram sculpture..."


FuFu acted like not a tourist. Shut up, he is a traveller.


This guy has a lovely posing style!


Look at the guy behind me!

After visiting the five rams, we followed the sign until we saw Zhongshan Monument (中山紀念碑). It was designed by the reputable Chinese architect Lu Yanzhi (吕彦直) and built in order to commemorate the contributions of Sun Zhongshan (孫中山).



To reach the monument, you need to walked up the 100 stairs.


The observation deck of the monument was closed.


The view of the park from this open area was not bad though.

Nowadays, due to its long-running changes, Yuexiu Park has become the substitute name for Guangzhou. If you want to travel around Guangzhou, Yue Xiu Park is a good place for you to know about the city - both today and yesterday. This antique park still attracts many local people to have morning walks, sports and rests.


Yanhui Restaurant (宴會酒樓).

Due to the cold weather, we got hungry very fast though we had our breakfast late. We gave up exploring the park more, instead we took cab to a dimsum restaurant for our late yumcha.


A typical set of eating utensils for yumcha.


Bear in mind that yumcha is served until 3pm.


Potsticker (鍋貼).


Salty Pastry (鹹水角).


Spring rolls (春捲).


Lotus paste bun (蓮蓉包).


Lotus leaf rice/lo mai gai (糯米雞).


Chicken soup (雞雑湯).


Steamed meatball (牛肉球).


Egg tart (蛋撻).


After that we were back to Shamian Islet.



We took the ferry to Zhongda.


It's clean, neat and spacious but i wish there's more chairs.


It's a nice cruise trip!


It's freezing but still cool!


It's windy but great to see those modern architecture.


You would see old Western-styled buildings along the Pearl River.


And also the 5-star hotels and office towers.


The luxurious condominiums too line up along the Pearl River.

After a quarter, we alight the ferry and in front of us was Sun Yat-Sen University (中山大學), a prominent university in the southern part of China and Top 10 university in China.


The main gate of Sun Yat-sen University.


It's a national top 10 university.


Three of the so called educated persons stand in front of the gate.

Sum needed to have dinner with his family and relatives from Australia, so both FuFu and Jodie went to a shopping mall for dinner once Sum had left to Panyu. We had an awful dinner by the way. Don't feel like mention about the dinner of the day here. I could only explain the meal by a word - REGRET. Guess only Jodie know it!


China Plaza (中華廣場).


The main entrance is so gorgeously decorated for 2009.


The interior of the mall.


Everyone could buy Thai durians anytime now.


Generally tropical fruits can be found easily in the big cities.


FuFu with the charity set in front of the booth.

Wastons has a booth in the ground floor of the mall to raise money setting up a better education environment for the kids in the rural area of mainland China. It's only RMB 10 (US$1.5) for a Watsons 2009 calender and 12 postcards that tell the real situation of the students in mainland China. RMB 5 from each sale will go to the charity. It's only RMB 10 and we could do charity. It real made our day.


Jodie smiled happily as she did something meaningful.


Here are the nice postcards and 2009 calender.


It started to rain right after we were back to hotel.


Not ready for shower yet without taking the last photo of the day.

62 comments:

董百勤 said...

我家里现在整个地下都是口水了。

都是你害的,竟然拿食物来折磨我,呜呜

sock peng said...

你的旅行总有很多美食

LAURENCE said...

wow~alot of delicious food~viewing ur blog is a very enjoyable thing i think~

HansonLi said...

美食美景都好吸引人
天呀
我幾時才可以像你這樣旅行

SIMMY said...

哈哈,yummy yummy哦!
好可口。

李文健 이문건 said...

好好吃的食物哦。。。

Rex said...

Finally found your comments... really really feel like go travel ehh... drooling.. the foodS, the place, the ppl... omg...

ah_man said...

all the food look tasty,
hehe~
the bus very old oh~

小东.6am said...

真系爽...
又倦去广州玩!!!

广州现在应该只有摄氏
几度而已哦?
怎么能只披件薄外套就可以的?

Faye fly said...

那個舊巴士超級有感覺的。。很淒涼美。。你在裡面拍的照片很美﹗﹗你也去太多地方玩了﹗﹗羨慕死人

3ugene said...

好爽哦..品尝到那么多美味的东西..羡慕羡慕>.<

3ugene said...
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~珊姑娘~ said...

靓仔fu,ur journey oways make me envy >.<

so nice the dim sum!i m hungry now!

& the old bus!!!OMG!! can it function!hahhahaaXD
look damaged d.

never know guang zhou symbol~5 ram, next time got chance i will go there.

*tat day oredi see ur self-design card, look nice. hope to get on next year ^O^

海市蜃樓 said...

o個輛巴士仲行得咩?仲以爲係博物館既古董添!

Serina said...

那个蛋塔看起来很好吃咧~ :D

歪歪=YY said...

太殘忍了~
如果有機會讓我去旅行,
我會喜歡是美食團,哈哈

不喜歡風景團~我不是老人家嘛

Pitygirl_st said...

The food make me sooooo hungry

silentz_sy said...

那個舊巴士真的爽!!!

你們的桃紅色雨傘也是不錯的說 :)

Wois said...

以后可以写出你玩过,吃过的价钱,让我们这些读者做参考。。。

龍貓 said...

巴士那個很有懷舊感

*Anton* said...

Wow! you certainly have a huge network of friends. I miss Guangzhou so much, esp the food! ^_^

+Ant+

Xjion89 said...

FuFu bro, u did it again! U make me wanna go travel again! haha!!!

even said...

食在廣州!
著在湖州!
住在杭州!
大佬富!咁你都識?哈哈~勁!^^

lcfu said...

董百勤 : 哈哈 以後腰準備一個桶
一個可以裝滿你的口水的桶哦
下一次不要講我沒通知你 哈哈哈哈


sock peng : 旅行都要吃東西的嘛 hihihi


LAURENCE : yeah glad to hear that from my readers here.... i am so flattered as it pushes me to write more =) thanks anyway

lcfu said...

HansonLi : 你肯定不可能像我這樣的
我們有分別 但是我肯定你一定可以去旅行的
先讀好你的書哦 旅行罷了 以後大把機會


simmy : 哈哈哈 我很想去廣州吃點心哦


李文健 이문건 : 現在只可以回味罷了
不知道以後幾時可以再回去廣州吃~~

lcfu said...

rex : erm... yeah you better go travelling now before you found a job ya... otherwise you will have no time to do it once you started working @_<


ah man : hahaha the bus, i like taking pictures there... it felt so good!! everything =)


小东 : 廣州是從香港去的啦
那裏有醬多錢飛來飛去哦
我們去的時候還不是很冷
薄薄的jacket已經夠了

lcfu said...

Faye fly : 我覺得我拍的還不夠好
還要加油!!erm 我去了也蠻多地方的 ^_^


3ugene : 我很想念那邊的美食~
我要回去廣州再吃個夠的~~


珊姑娘 : dimsum i miss those yummy dimsum in guangzhou... the price also reasonable and affordable, unlike kl, only damn expensive restaurant has yummy dimsum =(

yes, you could always go to shenzhen or guangzhou the next time you go to hk, or even directly to guangzhou as airasia flies there now =)

hihihi, wish i could send you my diy greeting card next year =)

lcfu said...

海市蜃樓 : 個架巴士吾行得左!係博物館既古董來架 hihihihi 好古色古香


serina : 那個蛋塔還是可以接受
不可以跟澳門真宗的比咯


歪歪=YY : 看風景不一定是老人的
好像紐西蘭的美景醬 很多年輕人去

lcfu said...

Pitygirl_st : lol so make sure you have your meal everytime you come here ok? hihihihi


silentz_sy : 再那個巴士拍的照的感覺真的很好 那個雨傘不是我的 我都沒有帶雨傘出去


wois : 等我有時閒的話 我會下一點功夫
把所有的價錢都放上 讓你們參考參考
記得哦 等我有時閒的時候哦

lcfu said...

龍貓 : 我也很喜歡那個巴士
所以才在哪兒拍了醬多照片

anton : i miss guangzhou as well... wanna go back from shopping and eating =) yeah thanks god i have friends all over the world =p


Xjion89 : hahaha, so when are you going to travel huuh?

米唐美芝 said...

照片都好漂亮哦!!

khoo88 said...

哗,越来越多人阅读你的旅行大作了,我认为是时候出书了,肯定会大卖。

嘉CacinG進 said...

点心!!!小虫的最爱 ^^



*呵呵~知道了!会把你画得更帅!! XD

小雪 said...

我喜歡蘿蔔糕

Ed said...

And omg now = =
I'm hungry again = =

iruffcookiedough said...

lam ching fu! you're always travelling everywhere! so envious!!!!

That My Goal said...

我肚子饿了

feline_Jodie said...

~~haha~
那傘子是我的 和背景很搭吧^^
終於有人欣賞我把傘子啦~
那個雞雜煮加了黃酒去煮的~
所以味道特別香濃
好想念呢!!!

靓靓sally =^_^= said...

i wonder how u keep urself so fit after travel around, eat around, play around n shooting around? hahaha..

Kikey Loo said...

wanna try HK local foods one day..

Chris said...

点心好正喔。

dolphine said...

很饿啊!!!!

都是你!!!
哈哈

老燕 said...

真要抱拳尊稱你Blogger No.1

好認真經營你的部落啊你!
照片、篇幅,到回覆留言..
看了還真汗顏 (-.lll)

我..我回去鬼地方面壁思過. 囧

p.s. 新年快樂!!

Bengbeng said...

for some blogs I say : u say the nicest stuff.

for yes i say : u post the nicest food pics :) makes me so regret i have only instant noodles the whole day

Bengbeng said...

correction : for yrs I say

aaronng88 said...

wa... i like the 3 of u in the bus's pic.

& as usual, the food looks damnnnn good~ =) should ta pau some for me mar =) hehee

Noise said...

Guess what this background music of your ready eats into my mind...I actually downloaded it for my Chinese new years songs..next years hahahah!!! Anyway, hope to see more update soon!

三吉 said...

this gal look so generous and elegant....every pose smiling so sweet.....

Pete said...

Nice place and good food. I will go for the egg tart....my favorite!

~M@onoko~ said...

I like Dim Sum,feel so hungry whenever read your blog!!!
我还没去过中国任何地方。
好想问你,为什么有那么多假期和$$到处去旅行?
真是羡慕死了!!:D

牛年快乐!!黑皮,黑皮!!!

renaye said...

wah!!! the dim sum looks so yum!! i feel like eating them!! ta pau for me!

i like the kungfu teapot.

khoo88 said...

Why r u ? long time no update?

lcfu said...

米唐美芝 : 很高興聼到你這一句哦
我會努力拍美美的照片跟你們分享的


khoo : 出書?我有這個本事嗎?
如果有的話你一定要買哦
最多我第一個跟你簽名


嘉CacinG進 : 那你一定要去廣州吃點心了
超好吃的哦 一定包你吃到不想回家的
ok 一定要劃的我帥帥的哦

lcfu said...

小雪 : 炒蘿蔔糕也很好吃的哦


ed : hungry? make sure you are full when you come to my blog next time ok? @_<


iruffcookiedough : Mr. Wong =D
well it's so funny as you typed my full name here lmao okok those are all my old trips =) have no time to post them all up here, i still havent finished my world tour travelogues...

lcfu said...

That My Goal : 餓?哈哈哈 不是望梅止渴嗎?
看了醬多美食還會餓?


jidie : lol 我也很想念廣州的美食哦
點心是我最愛!下一次也要多吃~~


靓靓sally : well i walk alot actually =) thats why all the stuff i ate already been well-digested/used/transformed to energy so that i could walk further =)

lcfu said...

Kikey Loo : hohoho, hk local food will be curry fish ball, bo lo bao, gong zai noodle... dimsum also not bad in hk =D


chris : 點心 我的最愛
我們幾時去鼎泰豐?


dolphine : 是你的肚子不爭氣罷了
竟然抵抗不過我照片的引誘 hahahaha

lcfu said...

老燕 : 我的部落還好啦
不是什麽特別 只是記載我的遊記
希望你們不會嫌悶就好了


bengbeng : oh no, instant noodles? please la, go have some proper meal outside ok? but well if once in a while, instant noodles also not bad ya =D


aaronng88 : lol ta bao to india? lmao anyway you could fly there the next time you back home ok? airasia flies to hk macao and guangzhou now ya

lcfu said...

noise : hahaha ok, get it as your background song for the new yr next yr ya =) thanks coming and i will update for sure...do come here more often ya =P


三吉 : yeah jodie is a sweet girl =) she will be damn flattered if she read your comment ya =D


pete : egg tart? you should go to macao for portugese one =) or malacca =)

lcfu said...

M@onoko : hihihihi... the dimsum in guangzhou is damn nice...
我的錢是做工賺回來的哦
想去玩你也要努力存錢哦
不要羡慕一定要靠自己的能力賺錢哦


renaye : yeah the kunfu tea is kinda new for me =) but we have it here in klang as well... =) ta pau for you? no la you go there yourself and have it while it is hot =D


khoo : 我回來了 上個禮拜去了馬六甲

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