Thursday, March 27, 2014

"Yummy" Jiupin Street @ Chengdu

This will be my 2nd last post about Chengdu - China and it covers the yummy snack food sold along the famous Jiupin Street. Its existence dated far back to the Qin Dynasty during the reign of The 3 Kingdoms. Some granite paths and concrete walls are still there.



1. This short food street is located outside the areas of the Emperor Liu Bei's Mausoleum. It measures at a winding 200 metres long and attracts thousands of local Chinese folks who would throng the narrow lane daily.





2. This is the prominent landmark arch that connects to the next trendy hub of Jin Li Street. I will not be posting it because it looks similar to other ancient streets in China. You can google "Jin Li Street" images.




3. The food sold here were all Sichuan's hot and spicy snacks besides the roasted exotic meats of animals. 



 

4. They have sweet tooth! They eat lots of sugar coated snacks after having the fiery spicy hot pots that could spit flames from your mouth.



 

5. The skewed fruits sticks were dipped in caramels. 
All the fresh fruits are unbelievably very cheap there.



 

6. The Sichuan folks love to eat Rabbit Heads everywhere.
The poor Bugs Bunny's heads would be chopped into halves and deep fried! Argh!



7. They also eat roasted young & wild birds.




8. The Fried Peanut Crackers. Very sedap & bagus!



9. I had to stand in the cold to eat my snack food as those loud families would not share tables.



 

10. What was that? I have forgotten.





 11. Pretty grandmas clad in Sichuan's native costumes, waited for hungry customers.





 12. These are delicious bowls of Spicy Rice Cakes, Rice Noodles and Bean Curd Dessert.





 13. They sold skewers of pickled vegetables and animal organs!




14. Fried Mashed Potato Dumplings.Very Sedap & Bagus!




15. Neat bowls of Rice Noodles with slices of mutton and egg. 
They eat a lot of rabbits, beef and mutton!



 16. These dishes are Fiery Spicy Hot vegetables that could numb your throat and tongue. 
Their peppers are flaming hot enough to spit out flames. Jangan Main-Main!




  17. Another hot and spicy Bean Curd Cubes on skewers for the brave ones.




18. I ate this soft white beancurd dessert and it was very GOOD.




19. This is the Sichuan's Rice Cake Rolls which is Chee Cheong Fun to us.



 20. It was always crowded in all public places of China. Everyone wears dark and grey attires in Winter. How did I look out for my honey in the crowds?



21. Easy! She was the only one who wore the UniQlo's Summer Apple Green Pants.
My next last post would be "Unseen Chengdu" random of photos.




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56 comments:

  1. wah!! food post from Anay!! hahaha, i guess this is going to be a very popular post indeed because there are so many foodies in this blogger world.. but i think Anay didn't actually try many of those snacks huh?? cos they were all so fiery hot and spicy one not accustomed to the taste wouldn't be bold enough to dare their dear life~~ :D

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  2. Hmmm...don't think there's anything that tickles my fancy.

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    1. yalah, they don't sell kampua and piansip there lah~~

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    2. Muahahahaha... If Suituapui goes to Sichuan, he better bring along his cup noodles and kompia. I had a miserable time there when food was concerned ~ Too Spicy & Hot. I wanted to try everything but my tongues were numbed always.

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    3. No worries. There are ready made kampua

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    4. As a matter of fact, they do!!! They have kampua, kompia, lay peang...at Fuzhou or the suburban towns, MinChiang and the rest. My nephew, working in Shanghai, brought some lay peang back - I tried, at least, I tried... It was definitely nothing like the ones we have here...and from what he said, the kompia and kampua would be more like the ones in Sitiawan, not like what we have here. Looks like ours here are ciplak ones, not like the authentic ones in China...but ours are nicer, of course!

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  3. the Chinese can eat ANYTHING as long as their back face up, and every part of them is not wasted but made into different kinds of delicacies!! i for sure would not go for the weird ones like internal organs, bunny's head (somemore cut into halves) and any parts of a wild animal.. call me conservative but ah, it does get me feel disgusting to even just see, not to mention putting into my mouth, chew and swallow them.. urrggghh!!

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    1. They would say we are cowards! One restaurant owner was surprised that we could not eat 50% of the dishes ordered! The chicken heads and legs were finely chopped & served. Bluek!!!!

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    2. That's why la...cfm Adam not Chinese. If he is chinese, he already chop up the snake in eden n cooked snake stew liao.

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    3. Well they sure are not wasteful, that's for sure!

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  4. hey, those fruits skewers in photo #5!! i know them, seen and tasted before.. they are the famous "bing tang hu lu" 冰糖葫蘆 (rock sugar hu-lu) coated in a thin layer of crunchy sugar, i am sure you have heard of this, or at least Letchumy will know.. but of course what they have there are not hu-lu at all but haw, or grapes, strawberries and other fruits to suits the taste of the modern people.. nice to eat, because the haw is sourish so it blends well with the sugar, and also a nice quencher lah..

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    1. I think these fruit skewers are so popular that even local hotels served them at buffets.
      We can see them in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

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  5. if i were there, i think i will skip all those spicy ones, and only go for the rice cake/noodles, the soup noodles, the toufu, the potatoes and the fruits lah.. i can't take spicy food lah, and surely a no-no if they are spicy and oily, i will need to go to the toilet many times later, haha!! it can be that bad, for example, having just the KFC Hot & Spicy (yes, hot and oily too) makes me suffer the aftermaths!! so rather, stay away from the spicy ones and eat less exotic :p

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    1. Yes, you are right and we had to skip their local delicacies to feast on fast foods & foreign restaurants! How silly!

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    2. I think KFC Hot & Spicy not as hot as those food here....

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    3. The hot & spicy KFC tastes like mild pepper!! LMAO!

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  6. the place is so crowded dei!!! are those locals or mostly tourists?? i bet must be the latter?? and so smart of Anay to buy Letchumy a pair of apple green pants so that she can be easily spotted!! and what did Anay wear that day?? a pair of bloody red pants to match Letchumy?? would be nice to see the red pants chasing the green pants around the bushes and coconut trees :p

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    1. The crowds were local folks from China itself as their foreign tourists only made a small percentage. I always stick out like sore thumbs in the crowds and she would never have problem to detect my presence! I wanna buy a red pants from Uniqlo next week! Thanks for reminding me!
      It was so cold and we hugged each other like Yau Char Kwais.

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  7. Oh, at least this post is about food (phew), then at least I still can think of stuffs to write.. Else, dunno how to write more leh, kekekeke.. Jiupin? What’s the meaning? Sorry coz I dunno Chinese..

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    1. What are those sweets? I think I can see sugared dried winter melons (tong tungkua).. Maybe some sugared dried gingers.. Oh, I spot some peanut candies too (fasang peang).. I love peanut candies.. But after walloping those, I will sure get eczema on my face, red patches.. Nuts..

      Ooohh, I see caramelized jambu and apples.. Reminds me of Mary Poppins.. She was eating caramelized apples dipped in chocolate at one scene..

      OMG if you didn’t mention rabbit heads I thought those were fried chicken! I wouldn’t dare to eat it.. I mean, I dare to eat anything, I eat oink-oink innards, beef innards, chicken innards, anything, but rabbit head? I think I don’t have the heart to eat it leh.. Unless I don’t know lor.. If you don’t tell me, then maybe I dare to eat la.. Fried fish, yes.. If deep fried, I can finish the entire fish, the head, tail and all.. No bones to be seen anywhere..

      Next, roasted birds, ok la, still can accept.. Like “yue kap” (quail).. I treat it as roasted chicken.. This one still ok.. Wait, I see some dippings next to the roasted quails.. Looks like chilly-lime-garlic-onions-cilantro dipping.. Did you try the roasted quails?

      I see cupcakes and taufu in your native grandma picture.. Wait.. Taufu and cupcakes? They go together? Or are those “poot zhai koh”?

      Of all your food pictures, I would like to try the rice noodles with mutton & egg, bean curd dessert & fried mashed potatoes.. I think should be nice..

      Eh, the colourful pots of vege looks like “lui zha” (hakka vege dish)..

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    2. Spicy street food aren’t for me.. Scared la.. If tummy feels not well and laosai, then how? Need to find toilet, and somemore the toilets no doors one.. How to squat and poo-poo leh? If got partner ok, can ask partner to use something to block for us.. If no partner / travelling alone, how? Use umbrella and block? Anyway, spicy food or cold drinks, I think I won’t try la.. I am very particular about street food when I travel, coz worry tummy upset.. But again, if go travelling and don’t wana try the street food, wasted jugak, kan?

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    3. I always had mild tummy upsets in China as I ate too much and tried everything. I didn't bother about the hygiene and simply hentam cos I brought along lots of medicine too!
      That was not quails but some wild birds like white crows maybe! Wakakakaka
      Your eyes are sharp to spot Hakka looking dishes which is very popular in Sichuan. Toilet?? I am still getting used to theirs. For a long time, I better avoid visiting China as my entire company's staff were in Shanghai and few shop assistants there insulted them on the missing plane. So scary!

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  8. Good afternoon TM!

    Wow, that's a lot of food! Luckily I already had my lunch, hehehe :p
    And the grandma's costumes is really nice, what 'professional hawkers' they are!

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    1. Good afternoon Hayley! All the workers wore smart costumes and uniforms there. I was impressed by their appearance. I rate the folks in Chengdu as the most polite ones in their country by just observing their commuters on the subways and bus stations.

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  9. So many good food, makes me so hungry, right now!!!

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    1. You can order Pizza Hut - 1300 88 2525 !!!

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  10. Good afternoon TM, hot weather in SG...

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    1. Only the Sichuan's Rice Cake Rolls tempts me, hahaha....

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    2. Good Afternoon Sharon. It is very hot here too. I hope it will snow tonight here.
      Rice Cake Rolls is my favourite too and STP can eat 20 plates! Wanna bet?

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  11. How do those aunties work in such costumes...

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    1. They use their 2 hands and mouth!! You will love it!

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  12. Very exotic food!!! Rabbit head? Oh gosh..i also dare not take...meat ok but not the head... Can imagine their eyes looking back at me...lol...very interesting place, TM.... Show us more!

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    1. I think we must be brave to try the rabbit heads someday since they are so popular!
      I have more photos coming up next.

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  13. Anay always show us interesting stuff.

    Wah!!!! Just look at all those food!

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    1. Hee hee hee... I wished to be a hardworking blogger like you ~ a real trend setter!

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  14. Mak oi..really young pretty grandma la. Make up so tebal leh

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    1. Where got make up? I cannot see! Wait till I get my specs!

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  15. The chee cheong fun look like teluk intan ccf

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    1. I have not tried Teluk Intan's CCF. My boss is their MP, so will get him to tapau.

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  16. Letchumi striking pants leh. U apa macsm. Also striking color ka?

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    1. She is always brave and daring to wear whatever kinky colours I give her! Nice & obedient model of mine.

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  17. Wow ! So much food here ! I love the fruit sticks, reminds me of those Chinese drama filmed during the ancient times. Sichuan food are well known for their spiciness ! Better don't try! Lol

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    1. I think you might not like their food since I know that you and I love kopi-tiam food and hot coffee kau-kau.

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  18. Why they eat rabbits? Rabbits so cute

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    1. The cute rabbits also asked the same questions.

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  19. Nice and yummy photos from Chengdu...

    All also spicy, but really tempting alr looking at those photos. Now I'm enjoying a cup of tea with my vegetarian siu pao.

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    1. What a healthy lady to sip tea and munch vegetarian pao! You will look eternally young!

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  20. I like Letchumi's striking green apple pants... Can easily spotted where she goes right? since the place were so crowded...

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    1. I think it's fashion now to wear shocking pink, gaudy orange and kinky yellow pants. I will be heading to UniQlo for mine.

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    1. Spot On! I think you guessed correct! No wonder you are Kitchen's Queen!

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  22. #12, These are something I like to have Spicy Rice Cakes, Rice Noodles and Bean Curd ....

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    1. Oh No, anything spicy there is too hot for us to bear. Seriously, our tongues get burnt and numbed until speechless. Eat more, get brain damaged too! Wakakakakakaka

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  23. R u skeptical when trying those food as there are many "black heart" food at China :P

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