China: ZhuHai Part II

The nearest bus stand from our hotel was Xin Hai Da Xia(信海大厦).

Public bus in ZhuHai

The big windows gave a very good view of ZhuHai city.

The interior of the bus was very clean and spacious.

Breakfast was at ZhuHai's top restaurant, Jin Yue Xuan(金悦轩).

This cosy restaurant served dim sum for breakfast, and seafood for lunch and dinner.

We were lucky to get a table next to the french window which offered panoramic sea view.

We started with our all-time favorite dim sum, shrimp dumpling(虾饺). The bite-sized dumpling had a very generous amount of well-cooked shrimps wrapped in thin and translucent skin.

The second dim sum after shrimp dumpling was meat dumpling(烧卖), a dim sum not to be missed too. Basically, we would judge a dim sum restaurant with these two basic dim sum, shrimp dumpling and meat dumpling. If they could not make these well, most likely they would not be able to make others well.

Meat and chives dumpling

Their signature custard bun had very soft and fluffy bun skin and creamy salted egg custard as filling.

Layered bean curd skin was something new to me, but it was not disappointing.

The previous dish was a steamed bean curd sheet and this is a fried version of bean curd sheet.

We tried two different types of phoenix's feet. But honestly I could not recall the taste now. That is the problem blogging long-past events. :(

This dim sum is also not so common in Malaysia, beef balls.

Fried rice sheet rolls

Steamed flat rice sheet with ribs

Initially the two blanched vegetables were ordered to satisfy the two aunties. But all of us were pleasantly surprised because the vegetables were fresh, sweet and crunchy.

Sweet peanut snacks

Durian puff(榴莲酥)
The pastry was great, but the durian puree could be better if they were to use Malaysian durians. :p

The brunch was perfectly topped off with bird nest tarts as final dessert.

The dining experience at Jin Yue Xuan was satisfying. The restaurant, including the washroom (I am not going to elaborate more about the washroom, will leave that for the travelers to imagine or experience it. ;) ) was built and renovated to a very high standard. The dining area had a very good view, the dim sum was great and priced reasonable. We had no word of complaint and would not mind revisitng this restaurant again.

After brunch, we visited the statue of fisher girl(珠海渔女) which was the landmark of ZhuHai.

After that, we went to GongBei Port(拱北口岸) underground shopping plaza. The shopping plaza was linked to the boarder to Macau.

Inside the mall, there was a famous curry fish ball stall, Zhu Yuan(竹苑).

The assorted food on skews was really tempting. We grabbed what we desired, and the promoter dipped them in a boiling pot of curry.

Food from another angle

Some of the fish balls had fillings: the fish ball in the picture was stuffed with cheese filling. Yum yum.

Cai Die Xuan(采蝶轩)was a well-known bakery in the mall.

We bought half a dozen of highly-recommended portuguese egg tarts.

The red bean pudding, however was too disastrously hard and was a disappointment.

After shopping and eating, we proceeded to basement of the building, boarded a bus back to our hotel, checked out and returned to this place again.

The queue at the boarder to Macau was long.

Jin Yue Xuan 金悦轩
1-3 Floor,B, 265 Ri Hua Commercial Square,
Qing Lv Nan Lu,
Gong Bei, ZhuHai

Zhu Yuan Fish Ball 竹苑鱼蛋
G1149, Gong Bei Underground Mall ,

Cai Die Xuan 采蝶轩
B1 Gong Bei Underground Mall ,

China: ZhuHai Part I

Continue reading from My ShenZhen Trip.

In less than one hour, we were transfered from ShenZhen's SheKou port(蛇口) to ZhuHai's JiuZhou port(九州港).

ZhuHai had no MRT but there was well-organised and sistematic public bus system. During our stay, we found no problem using their public bus at all. We reached HomeInn Jida Branch II(珠海吉大二店) and found their rooms to be the newest compare to other HomeInn hotels that we have stayed.

Our hotel was within walking distance from Zhuhai Department Store(珠海百货广场)and Zhuhai MianShui Shopping Centre(珠海免税商场).

When we saw Zkungfu(真功夫) at Zhuhai MianShui Shopping Centre, we went in for a late lunch.

Zkungfu was a franchise restaurant serving Chinese steamed fast food. Their concept, especially the set menu in display was pretty similar to McDonald.

Each set had a meat dish of your choice and came with a small plate of blanched vegetables, a small bowl of soup and one serving of white rice. We also ordered the add-on steamed egg. I do not usually fancy franchise restaurants but this restaurant had passed my standard.

roadside sweet potatoes stall

After lunch, we visited The New Yuan Ming Palace(圆明新园). The ticket was bought in GuangZhou(read more).

The Old Summer Palace(Yuan Ming Yuan) was once a great architectural building in Beijing, but unfortunately it was robbed and burnt down in 1860. Later, a reproduction of the imperial Yuanming Palace was built in ZhuHai.

the palace hall

one corner of the palace

An entertaining show

As usual, there were 2 grand performances at night.
performace 1

performance 2

It was 9pm when we reached our hotel's area and we could not find any restaurants for a late dinner. So we settled with this Hong Kong style dessert shop.

We ordered some desserts and they were just mediocre.

On the way back to hotel, we found this delicious Chinese baked flatbread(烧饼).

Tomorrow, we were going to have very delicious dim sum for breakfast. Stay tune!

ZhuHai's JiuZhou port
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ZhuHai's public bus
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Zkungfu 真功夫
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The New Yuan Ming Palace 圆明新园
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