So I spent a day in Shenzhen visiting my mother’s side of the family. China has changed drastically. For more on my thoughts about it, check out my personal blog. Anyway, this is the food section right? So I’ll get along to the food parts of my trip! We got there at around 1pm and my aunts/uncles took us to eat lunch. China is a busy place, bustling with vespa-taxis (FIRST TIME I have EVER seen that!) and many, many people.
At this resturant we ordered a whole bunch of different things, ranging from chicken, goose, greens, tofu and soup. The tofu was AMAZING. It was cooked with a very delicious sauce. And the rice comes in really cute flat-bowls which I thought were interesting. Oh, for some that don’t know, in Asia we don’t eat with plates. They ALWAYS use bowls- in all dim-sum places and any type of restaurant- NO plates. Just a bowl, and a soup spoon- and of course- chopsticks!
The specialty that they ordered were these radish-filled dumplings. These are a special Hok-Gai dish- they were pretty tasty as well. They have like scallions, baby shrimp and radish all tucked inside.
After lunch, and after visiting my grandma, we went over to my aunt’s place. My uncle then proceeded to show me how REAL tea is made in Asia. They have this little glass that you put the tea leaves in, and then you pour the hot water in. The ratio of tea leaves to water is like 100 to 40, so the tea taste is extremely strong- but it tastes amazing. We tried red tea and also green tea. I personally liked the green tea more, it was more soothing. The red tea was a bit rough and bitter.
Lastly, I leave you a view of the city of Shenzhen:
We had dinner too, but it wasn’t that great of a meal and not worth mentioningI hope you all can find me something better in the future!