China: GuangZhou Part III

Another busy day started with a visit to the Chen Clan Academy(陈家祠). This well preserved architecture building could be reached via MTR. The MTR station shared the same name with the academy. We passed through a leisure park before Clen Clan Academy.

A group of people practicing Tai Chi.

Which is real and which is fake?

the ticket at RMB10

the majestic building

It was built in 1894 by the Chen families, the Chen juniors stayed here for provincial examination preparation.

red lantern

gorgeously decorated door

one corner

Fabulous art pieces were everywhere in the academy.

After that, we went to Shang Xia Jiu Pedestrian Street(上下九步行街). And this Jue Wei Duck Neck(绝味鸭脖) had caught our attention.

It was a take away franchise shop, selling duck snacks. We tried their tantalizing snack, spicy duck neck(辣味鸭脖) at RMB15/pack. Even though we were given disposable gloves, we could still tell that the duck neck was finger lickin' good. :)

a dish not to be missed - Yi Xin Chicken(壹心鸡) with the ginger dipping sauce
Lunch was at Wen Ji Yi Xin Ji(文记壹心鸡). I think I forgot to take a picture of the shop. The shop was not at the main road. Look for Shun Ji Bing Shi(顺记冰室), Wen Ji(文记) was in the alley opposite Shun Ji.

This red date ribs(红枣骨) with sweet potatoes base was a surprise. The sauce went very well with the white rice. Wonderful dish!

It was a usual practise to order a plate of vegetables(鸡油生炒菜心). We ordered 3 dishes as we wanted to keep some space for other food. The bill for 6 came to a total of RMB122.

Shang Xia Jiu street view

Everyone from Guang Zhou would know Nan Xin Niu Nai(南信牛奶).

The most famous dish was in the biggest font, double-layer steamed milk(双皮奶). I had tried
Yee Shun double-layer steamed milk in Macau before. But since I was now very close to the origin of this dessert, Guang Dong Shun De(广东顺德), I would not want to miss out this dessert.

the menu

double-layer steamed milk, RMB8
It was half the price of Yee Shun. I was telling them to eat more now as we had no plan to visit Yee Shun when we were in Macau.

Black sesame paste with red bean paste topping

The pedestrian street was packed with shoppers.

We spotted a big crowd in front of Lin Lin Beef Offal House(林林牛杂屋).

It was selling the famous Cantonese street snack, carrot beef offal(萝卜牛杂).

Out of curiosity, we ordered one bowl of carrot beef ofal at RMB5. It was not bad, but I still prefer
Wing Kei.

This unique cock was selling an old time Guang Zhou snack, 飞机榄. Sorry, no translation for the snack, but you click
here for a picture of it.

the kitchen

We also tried Bao Hua Noodle Shop(宝华面店). Basically, there was only one type of noodle, but with different toppings.

pork hock noodle(猪手面) RMB12, the hock was very tender and aromatic.

Wantan noodle(云吞面) RMB13, with 4 huge wantans.

Our last stop at Shang Xia Jiu was Shun Ji Bing Shi(顺记冰室).

Shun Ji was famous for their home made ice-cream and it was highlighted in their menu.

We ordered durian, mango and coconut ice-cream for sharing. Bill was RMB21.50.

It touched my heart when I saw this old couples at Shang Xia Jiu.

the huge book outside GZ book center
Then it was time to go for Chime Long International Circus Show(长隆国际马戏), a world class circus. On the way, we checked out the biggest book store in Guang Zhou, Guang Zhou Book Center(广州购书中心), which was located next to MTR interchange station, Tiyu Xilu(体育西).

the book center

After that, we proceed to Hanxi Changlong MTR Station(长隆汉溪站) and enjoyed an amazing circus show . The show started at 7.30pm(daily) and lasted for 1.5 hours. Thanks to LX3, enjoy below photos captured during the show.

Jue Wei Duck Neck 绝味鸭脖

Wen Ji Yi Xin Ji 文记壹心鸡
10, Xuanyuan Qiao Alley, Baohua Road, GuangZhou

Nan Xin Milk Company 南信牛奶
47, Dishipu Road, GuangZhou

Bao Hua Noodle Shop 宝华面店
117, Baohua Road, GuangZhou

Shun Ji Bing Shi 顺记冰室
85, Baohua Road, GuangZhou

Chime Long International Circus 長隆國際大馬戲

Guang Zhou Book Center 广州购书中心