Soupy, and everything Fujianese

Soupy and everything Fujianese.jpgFrequent travelling means that I get to sample some of the more regional foods. Hunan food is typically spicy though in small amounts, it’s quite more-ish. Even then, it still amounts in a ‘mass exodus’ and interrupted sleep.

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Not Sedrin but, it’s well-known cousin. It was well received


But, it’s not Hunan spicy food I’m writing about but the dish is from Fuzhou, Fujian province. Made up of roasted pork, not barbecued but more of a spice closer to cinnamon or even all-spice. Mixed in with Julienne’s of potato, rice and a soup. This was the perfect meal for me and my colleagues who had travelled in from Guangzhou a dozen hours before. The soup, a close relative to Fuzhou’s famous li-zhi pork dish as it had the same flavours, all in some sort of meat based broth. Lovely stuff, in my opinion, it was the star of the show.


Plucking away, hotel ambiance

I’m sad to say that I’m a regular visitor to

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Plucked. A gui Zhen sounds close to a pianola

hotels. Work makes me do it. In my line, travelling is made as comfortable as possible. And of course, it is. These are quite nice hotels in the Wanda hotel chain, which are owned by the Wanda group. I would have to say that in all the hotel experiences I’ve had in my life, these are pretty well up there. The rooms are generously proportioned, and even have carpet in them. It’s nicer than my apartment. Carpet is rare for China, or at least the southern part. I like to take my socks off and feel it through the soles of my feet. An experience second only to walking on, or, through grass.

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The rooms are well appointed with a desk, a flat panel LCD screen and a very large bed. The rooms, in fact, hotel is a bit dark for me. I know that darkened restaurants make for a more intimate dining experience, perhaps a darkened hotel lends towards a more intimate stay and guests will stay longer? I’m not sure, but I can say that the breakfast includes a selection of Western style and Asian.

Who would have thought that I would get sick of having bacon, hash browns and baked beans for breakfast everyday?

The sleepers, await

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