Sichuan Trip Preview

September 19, 2006 in China

Pun of the day:
Even if there’s no cheese in Sichuan, i’d have beancured of my CDS (Cheese Deprivation Syndrome), because i found a great alternacheese.

Grrrrr!

Cheeserland was siao today. It said server overload. WTC. Now you cheese now you don’t, almost drove me cheeses. >_<

Anycheese. Let’s begin our journey to Sichuan.

First, i want to talk about the interesting transportation in Sichuan.

In Chengdu (capital of Sichuan Province), trishaw fares are more expensive than taxi fares.

These are not motorcycles; they’re electronic bicycles.

And there are traditional bicycles aplenty too.

Heck, they even have ships in the city! o_0

Oh. It’s actually a restaurant, serving the famous Ma La steamboat.
Someone asked me if i ate any Sichuan chai. Hello? In Sichuan of course eat Sichuan chai. Tak kan i eat Stephanie Chai?!?

And btw it is “cai”.

There, your Sichuan Chai.


Cold Noodles


Veggie Pancake


Chilli! Fuiyoh.

Apart from Sichuan cuisine, i still needed my daily dose of calcium, of course.

But what if they didn’t have cheese?

No worries, because i also found Chinese cheese– fermented tofu. They share a similar characteristic as cheese: the older they are, the richer they become. And they don’t go bald. Love them.

Speaking of tofu, Sichuan is famous for its tofu.

We had this tofu lunch full of all sorts of tofu. You will see how to-ful it was.

First, there’s the Ma Po Tofu.


Deep fried tofu.


Little tofu coffins.


Eggy tofu soup.

Someone in our group who wasn’t very happy with the tofull arrangement made a remark that the tour agency 呃鬼食豆腐 (cheat ghost eat tofu). Wahaha what a pun! :D

Apart from their exotic tofu, they also have this trend of putting a celebrity’s face on the pakaging of snacks, as though the snacks will only taste yummy with their autographs on it. WTC.


Fan Bing Bing Sandwich Cookies


Gigi Leong Biscuits


Jau Chou Chips!!!


Zhang Shao Han Ice Cream!

Speaking of ice cream, whoa i tell you, the ice creams in China are like excreamly delicious.


The Zhang Shao Han ice cream was almost as creamilicious as Baskin Robbins’.


And this is the BEST choco yam ice cream i’ve ever tasted in my life. Serious.

Guess how much i bought it for?

SEVENTY FREAKING FIVE CENTS RM!!!

Waaa if i stay there for one month, i will become an ice cream cheese (Well, I’m a cream cheese…).

However, there are also some weird food i will never touch in Sichuan.

Let’s see if i can directly translate the menu.

Crispy Shiok Cow Yellow Throat!
Toothpick Bunny Kidney!
American Fat Cow!
Hand Torn Fresh Hairy Stomach!
Highland Thousand Layers Stomach!
Brain Flower!
Green Hairy Stomach!
What The Melon?

Gross.

And i tell you hor, Sichuan people LIKE TO EAT BUNNIES!!!

O_O

BUNNY STEAMBOAT!

DRUNKEN BUNNIES!!!

And.. and and… *gasp*
This has to be the most cruel of all:


Hand-holding Bunny Heads
WTF?!? THEY CHOPPED OFF THE BUNNIES’ HEADS WHEN THEY WERE DATING?!?
*hides*

So kong bu these people.

Anyway, enough about gross things. Let’s look at some cuties.

Caligraphy art

Damn cute bunny!

Damn cute mousie!

Bunny and piggie made of dough.

WHAT THE MELON? So small!

This girl damn kesian. She lost both her hands… :(

Eh, wait…


Oh… okay. -_-

Mainland chinese people are really magicians. They can control the size of melons and make their hands invisible.

Now you see now you don’t! Like Cheeserland! (Still haven’t gotten over it yet)

Just like in Vietnam, peddlers were everywhere.

They would go to such an extent to peddle their wares…

But their thingies were quite cute la. And CHEAP! I bought some cuties.
Hora!

Cute anot? :D

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  1. 恶人饿了扁 says:

    wah!!! exactly what the doctor ordered.

    local products review ar? :D

  2. 恶人饿了扁 says:

    that veggie pancake somehow look so delicious. did u try?
    are the cheeses there spicy?… adjust for local taste mar. ;)

  3. 恶人饿了扁 says:

    O_ooii!!.. just notice.. that “Little tofu coffins “.. u made up that name right?

    tai kat lai si

  4. my gan ma at sichuan…..going to go there soon…really soon….(wait me earn money…)

  5. where’s the chao tau fu (smelly tofu) xD

  6. 恶人饿了扁: Choi, who made it up!

    棺材板, heard before ah? Even though it’s not exactly Sichuan food..

    Do some research first pls.

    Stoney: Coming up next next post. :D

  7. 恶人饿了扁 says:

    Sori lah…. my limited tofu knowledge.. LOL :D
    but damn….. what a name. looks like yong tau fu with diced luncheon meat :P

    thanks for the link.

  8. SO much food!! *drool drool* makes me hungry now.. you’re such an evil Cheeseling you know :P
    Hahaha.. why so surprised that they eat bunnies lah? If its got four legs and moves, they’re sure to eat it :P

    LMCAO @ your direct translations of the menu!!! American Fat Cow? what sense is this in ah? a Cow or ‘Cow’? :D

    Loving the cali arts.. the bunny and mousie and sooo cute!!! Did you buy any? You must have bought either the bunny or mousie :D The dough bunny and pig are nice too.. but erm.. not tempted to take a bite out of them? Hahaha.. come.. you bite the pig’s head.. i bite the bunny’s head.. fair deal or not? :P

    Ooooh.. small watermelon.. I’ve sold them here before.. in fact.. smaller than the one you’re holding in that photo!! I think they’re pretty much perfect (as in portion per person) for that party desert i told you about :D

    The cuties in the last photo are exactly that, cute!! Take it they were very cheap too? Hopefully cheaper than taking a photo with a panda -_-

    Hehehe… seen all these Celeb endorsed products before.. I wonder if my Taiwan friend bought the Jay Chou ones.. seeing as she’s crazy over him -_- heeeeey.. any Jolin ones? you must have bought those..hahaha..

    Btw, punderful post.. the puns are great..keep’em coming :)

  9. Porkie: WTF Absinthe melon.

  10. Yup!! Wahahaha.. you remember it :P

    Btw, I thought those deep fried tofu looked like goreng pisang!! :D

  11. the food looked so yummy!!!

    but hor, why this sichuan post no chessie picture one? :(

  12. i think only sichuan food goes along well with my tastebuds cos they were fakkin hot.
    notta mention their babe there is hot too (i heard), cos of the mountain water that they dwink..is tat true ah? :)

  13. aiyo I almost dieded not having my daily dose of cheese. oi i wanna eat sze chuan foooooood! (or not, supposed to go on diet plums la =P)

  14. omc….
    zhang shao han ice cream…
    i remember i saw before SHE biscuits before also..

    porkie: not has four legs leh… if the backbone faces the sun…

    leonard: does her hands count? :P

  15. on a side note, since previous post there’s been something missing from the photos…
    a trademark cheesie thing… nobody noticed meh?

  16. Leonard: It’s called Preview!!! See my hand anot? :D :D :D If i put all now you all will die. Muahha.
    Astro: The girls’ complexions are beautiful because you can hardly see sun in Sichuan. So they are your fairy ladies :D
    Chris: You’re getting yours soon right :D Lemmi know lemmi know the result.
    Damion: wahaha sneak preview la dou gong.

  17. Just want to comment on the bunnies/rabbits.
    Traditionally, they (ppl in Si Chuan and the rest of China) do not include the head in the dish becos there is too little meat. It was only recently (not sure exact date, about 5 years ago) that Rabbit Farm Owner in Si Chuan decides to use it to serve as a dish. Before that, it was basically just thrown away. She tried for 2 to 3 years before getting it right and now, it is a hit there.

  18. One other thing, there are still many Chinese Cuisine in China that has yet been exposed to the rest of the world. Some may be shocking while some may be normal. Regardless, we must understand and accept the fact that just becos we may not eat those food where we came from does not mean it is gross.

  19. wahhh.. jay chou chipssssss… lolx…

    btw… not cute la… scary wei… looks so real..

  20. Oops.. My bad.. Hahaha.. :p

  21. today I’m tired, just one word… crazy.

    Wait… also hungry… HUNGRY. HUNGRY!!!!

    I look forward to more post about such nice food :|
    Thanks cheesie-sama :D

    (And nice menu translation hahaha)

  22. I just came bck from Beijing too.

    I tried the rabbit meat, i know it’s so cruel and i have rabbits at home but….

    Anyway, it taste like chicken with lots of bones and they cook it with black pepper = black pepper bunny. The images of my pet bunnies playing in my head made me stop after eating only one piece, hehe.

    Oh, i have to agree with you on the ice creams! I tried the Yam icecream and it was good!! I cannot find it in Malaysia, it’s like Yam Cornetto but cost me RM 3.

    Erm, they eat everything! I saw fried scorpions, fried bugs and even deep fried star fish!

    I’ll post them up n my blog soon…

  23. I phobia see furry animal. Not geli meh?

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