Monday, May 27, 2013

Shao Xing (紹興), China

When someone say about Shao Xing, what is the first that came into your mind?

Definitely, will be the wine that all mom and chef will use for cooking, Shao Xing Rice Wine. So, finally I've got the chance to visit to the origin of where the famous wine were made of. But to my surprise, who has no history background at all, actually Shao Xing city is not just about the wine, actually there's more of it.

For example, a famous writer named LuXun was born here. If you ask me what are the famous stories that he wrote, I tried search for it, one of the famous one that we might know is the story of 阿Q正传 "The True Story of Ah Q" (Blame it on wikipedia if it's not right :P). Ok, I seriously don't know much about him but mom does. So, any questions please feel free to ask and I'll direct it to my mommy .. LOL LOL ..

Here, it's a one small street where there's nothing much but to visit LuXun's home where he used to stay in his younger days which was still well kept. That's one thing I like the historic place in China. They really preserve their historic buildings very well.

But before that, we walked almost till the end of the street for some Wine in the early morning which was drizzling.


 This is one of the character in Lu Xun's story

 Look at all the wine I can have .. well, unless I paid for it to have it :X

 It says the character as you saw above, owe the shop owner 19 bucks/yuan.

 How can the guys leave the shop without having some of the famous wine ! This is what you called happiness .. LOL LOL ...

Not sure if my dad drank too much or the wine effect is just too strong that he start to do these posing :O

Hahahaha .. I think he's slightly drunk at that time xD

After most of us went a little tipsy, we then of course visit LuXun's house ... Have yourself a little bit of imagination of how big is his house, ok? Complete the puzzle but browsing through the pictures below xD

 OK .. This is random .. But she is just so prettyyyyyyyy !!! Jelesh to the max ..

Some miniature view of the village in the olden days ...

 Young LuXun listening to his grandma telling stories ...

Forgot what this scene is all about .. My bad !

Well, it's really a small town in the ZheJiang Province which we actually just spent about half a day there before we head to Su Zhou ...

Just to make your stomach growling, here's some of the delicious dishes that we had on the night we reach Shao Xing. Can I say is one of the best meal we had ? So, must share with you all the pictures :P

 This restaurant's set up looks very grand eh ..

 Pao with stewed pork

 Some jagung, ubi and peanuts .. LOL ...

 Vege *duh*

 Rice wine .. 

 Pig skin with veges .. Sedap !

 Vege again ...

 Some shark-fin-liked soup .. This was so-so only ..

 OH OH !! Their mushrooms are really sweet and tasty lor, cannot find here in Msia ..

Sweet and sour pork

Yay ! Thanks to me for making you hungry now :P

Tata for Now !!

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