We decided to take the bus instead of the recommended train from Zhuhai to Shenzhen because we wanted to see the countryside. That's fine if you have four hours (because it was a Sunday and traffic was horrific) instead of two and you think banana plantations are scenic. Plus if you decided the scenery looked like that in Malaysia and decided to doze off. And you don't mind paying RMB95 instead of RMB30.
My bro has a son and DIL in Shenzhen. Two other kids decided to bring their spouse and kids from Guangzhou and made a 3-hour drive to meet up with us. A cousin-nephew came along too. We felt very honored, to say the least. And they treated us to such scrumptious meals we felt like kings. And to think some of us never met till last December. Blood is thicker than water.
While waiting for the kids to arrive, we went to this super high class mall. Yi tried on a red dress that looked like it was made for her. Super. Then I saw the tag: Ungaro. So I asked the lady the price and she said,'It's not expensive, just RMB4,080'. We left, me feeling incredulous that a short 7 years ago there were hardly any designer names in China and now the Chinese are so rich.
Shopping in Dongmen
I didn't like it. Things were not only cheap, they were downright cheap-looking. Plus it was very hot. People were nice and polite though, unlike those Shanghainese.
Hub's a gem; didn't mind us off-loading our heavy bags on him. He knew what he was there for, other than eat.
Eating time again:
Suckling pig (poor thing)
Stuffed lotus root
Chestnuts with lamb
Veg with pig tendons
Celery in superior stock
What was this??
Looked so fresh and yummy, but I just couldn't make myself eat it.
This cutie is my grand-neice!
Dad should've been there
Longans (sweet, crunchy, thick) on the left and huang pe meaning 'yellow skin' (sour, soft, juicy) on the right. Looked the same but totally different in taste. The huang pe skin and stems smell like curry leaves.
Never seen this kind of pear before. Nothing to tell about except its crunchy, bland and juicy.