Lost In Xingping (Part 2)

Posted by : foongpc | Monday, November 2, 2009 | Published in


Continued from Part 1

As Jam was down with diarrhea, I went out for lunch with his friend. Although his friend was suffering from diarrhea too, his condition was not as serious as Jam. On the way, we decided to buy Jam some bread.

We came across this bread shop.


See the chairs dangling from the ceiling? I thought that was quite unique, although I have seen these swing chairs before from some blogs.



After buying some bread, we had lunch at this restaurant nearby. Anyone knows what is this shop called? I don't know how to read those Mandarin words!


They served only claypot rice.


Rice with pickled vegetables and meat. I think the pickled vegetables can be found in the rice noodles I ate in Guilin too. Probably these are staple food in small towns and villages.


After lunch, we passed by a shop selling wine containers and decided to take some photos.


Honestly, it was my first time seeing these wine containers!


They also have transparent containers. Not sure what these containers were made of!


We passed by a small supermarket called 99 Supermarket and decided to go in and have a look. I wonder if it has any connection with 99 Speedmart stores found in Malaysia?

The prices there was indeed low! How did I know? Well, I bought these two bottles of their famous tea for 1.70 yuan per bottle.


I found out that other shops along the same street were selling these drinks at 3 yuan per bottle. One shop even sold it at 4 yuan! What, they think we tourists are dumb?

When I told the boss that the 99 Supermarket down the street was selling it at 1.70 yuan, he did not look too pleased. Oh, come on, I really don't care whether you are pleased or not, I am not obliged to buy from you especially if you are selling at that kind of price!

By the way, I like the drink a lot! It was a mixture of sweet and sour in taste.


Hmm, wonder if the pictures of the models on these bottles are some famous stars in China? Anyone knows? I don't follow Chinese stars, only Hong Kong TVB stars, haha!


When we returned to our hostel, I rested for a while in my room before embarking on my solo adventure trip to Xingping's fishing village.

To be continued ...


(109) Comments

  1. CheaHSan said...

    wow lots of fun watching the pots

    November 2, 2009 at 8:26 AM
  2. levian said...

    would love to try those claypot rice! it looked so appetizing to me right now. the chinese signboard wrote "Feng Wei Claypot Rice". don't really know how to explain what Feng Wei meant. :p

    November 2, 2009 at 8:41 AM
  3. lina said...

    Wah, swinging on a "buai" while eating. :)

    November 2, 2009 at 8:50 AM
  4. Donna said...

    wah.. u still remember every detail in your trip wor..
    so geng one..

    November 2, 2009 at 9:24 AM
  5. ladyviral said...

    I am too late!!! T____T

    November 2, 2009 at 9:43 AM
  6. ladyviral said...

    Waaa 1.70yuan and 4yuan is not like a few different! It is alot! Crazy people!!

    The wine containers look nice... the first one actually looked like a fondue pot :P. TO me that is haha.

    November 2, 2009 at 9:48 AM
  7. ladyviral said...

    The models on the bottled drink look like Taiwan artiste... of course I don't know I don't watch Chinese shows :P.

    November 2, 2009 at 9:49 AM
  8. ladyviral said...

    The swing chairs look so nice... so sweet... but a fat one can't sit on it then... else the ceiling start crumbling down @.@ Dang means I can't sit on it...

    November 2, 2009 at 9:50 AM
  9. ladyviral said...

    Oooh the lamp in the hostel room looks nice :P. Though I don't really like the lamp shade.

    November 2, 2009 at 9:51 AM
  10. wenn said...

    they have lovely plastic bottles..

    November 2, 2009 at 9:51 AM
  11. Reanaclaire said...

    hey, really authentic in this town.. reminded me of those wong fei hoong movies, the wine jugs where they drunk themselves with! :)

    November 2, 2009 at 10:12 AM
  12. manglish said...

    waaa the rice looked really really yummy leh but they didnt give chilis hor...otherwise....sourish from the pickled vege, the chili, the meat...waaa....drooling oredi...hahaa.....

    November 2, 2009 at 10:16 AM
  13. Shingo T said...

    Tourists are always at the mercy of the locals when it comes to buying and selling.

    In tourist districts, it is often for stallholders to have a mini price-fixing cartel, so everyone earns alot. $_$

    November 2, 2009 at 10:25 AM
  14. khengsiong said...

    Aiyo... can't you just say the name of Jam's friend? So secretive...

    The transparent containers are probably used for snake-and-scorpion wine, LOL...

    November 2, 2009 at 10:46 AM
  15. xin said...

    did u try on the swinging chair? :P

    'feng wei' means...good taste!

    November 2, 2009 at 10:47 AM
  16. Oman said...

    really amazing place. thanks for sharing us the photos.

    November 2, 2009 at 10:57 AM
  17. day-dreamer said...

    Not lost yet? Haha.

    November 2, 2009 at 11:09 AM
  18. Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

    Ah Foong,

    What an adventure. The first one - the restaurant : I thought many restaurant over there are dirty. But this one is clean. Very clean indeed (judging from your photo) I really love their creativity by putting the SWING as chairs. But won't it be hard to stabilize yourself while eating? Hahaha

    Second - the Chinese signboard. Uh? You mean you don't know how to read mandarin? I thought you are a Chinese? Or maybe you are a Cantonese. Will be glad if you can furnish me on this. Hahaha

    Third - container? I think it is a pot or jar for wine. The transparent ones are beautiful.

    All in all, the trip is very interesting.

    November 2, 2009 at 11:55 AM
  19. Anonymous

    The claypot is overflowing with veggies and meat. Does it taste good?

    November 2, 2009 at 1:22 PM
  20. Ken Wooi said...

    haha i cant read mandarin too.. =P

    and the wine containers are so dusty!!

    i also dont know the girls on the bottles.. haha.. =D


    November 2, 2009 at 1:42 PM
  21. Ice said...

    I like the dangling chairs. I didn't expect that you could find something so artistic in China!

    November 2, 2009 at 1:52 PM
  22. vialentino said...

    the claypot pot looks like mine....nice reading ur trip journal. but the place u went is so 'ulu' leh....

    November 2, 2009 at 3:15 PM
  23. iamthewitch said...

    Wow such cheap drinks! Did you buy some back? LOL I bet not huh, as they're heavy!

    November 2, 2009 at 3:24 PM
  24. iamthewitch said...

    Oh btw, regarding those hanging chairs, they look a bit flimsy to me! I wonder if they will withstand the weight of heavy people! *LOL*

    November 2, 2009 at 3:25 PM
  25. Gabriel said...

    wow....so nice. the rice with pickled vegetables and meat make feel super hungry...is the taste good?

    November 2, 2009 at 3:35 PM
  26. jam said...

    I so missed joining you people walking on the street of Xingping. The only place I want to be back then was near to toilet. Poor me!

    November 2, 2009 at 3:43 PM
  27. jam said...

    Foong, I think I will stick to Redang. It is going to be 5 nights Siam Riep and 4 nights Redang/Perhentian. What do you think?

    November 2, 2009 at 3:48 PM
  28. jam said...

    Year end I am going to KK. I know you had just came back from KK in June, but I won't mind if you want to join me, haha!

    November 2, 2009 at 3:49 PM
  29. jam said...

    FYI, Jam's friend's name is ram!

    November 2, 2009 at 3:51 PM
  30. HappySurfer said...

    LOL! at KhengSiong's comment on you being so secretive. It's really getting on to him..

    The claypot rice with the pickled vegetables look appetising. You didn't try it?

    Sweet and sour bottled drinks? Must be thirst-quenching when chilled.

    The swings chairs....hmm - great idea but are they secure you think?

    November 2, 2009 at 3:58 PM
  31. HappySurfer said...

    Okay, now we know Jam's friend's name.

    November 2, 2009 at 3:59 PM
  32. ChrisAu said...

    iamagine having hot claypot rice in a cool weather...that's heaven!!
    Btw, I've added u to my blogroll.

    November 2, 2009 at 4:10 PM
  33. Tekkaus said...

    This bread shop looks like the one we have in Malaysia except for the dangling chairs of course. :p

    November 2, 2009 at 4:27 PM
  34. Tekkaus said...

    I wonder if the chairs are safe or not. Haha :D

    Ouh...the restaurant name is mandarin if translated directly is "wind fragrance claypot rice"? :p I'm not sure.

    November 2, 2009 at 4:29 PM
  35. Tekkaus said...

    Their claypot rice is so different from the ones we have here. Theirs are so...sumptuous and the portion is so "mountaneous". :D

    November 2, 2009 at 4:30 PM
  36. Tekkaus said...

    Haha :D Well...thank goodness you guys visited the correct store aye. Some of them just wanna earn money from you guys. They are tourist-blood sucker!

    November 2, 2009 at 4:31 PM
  37. Tekkaus said...

    Gonna wait for your lonely trip to the fishing village. :P have a nice day foong.

    November 2, 2009 at 4:32 PM
  38. LifeRamblings said...

    that claypot rice is something new to me. i haven't tasted anything like that when i was in china.

    November 2, 2009 at 5:23 PM
  39. LifeRamblings said...

    those models on the labels look familiar but unfortunately i don't know the names.

    November 2, 2009 at 5:24 PM
  40. LifeRamblings said...

    the dangling chairs are pretty unique indeed. have a wonderful week Fong.

    November 2, 2009 at 5:25 PM
  41. Borneo Falcon said...

    Wonder why they are down with diarrhea

    November 2, 2009 at 5:39 PM
  42. Anonymous

    Hi! Thanks for dropping by my blog. Those swing chair --- Hmmm, can be quite a feat while eating. But may prove romantic too, swinging and eating or even feeding each other. Sigh!

    November 2, 2009 at 5:58 PM
  43. [SK] said...

    those swinging chairs look so not safe to me.. i dare not sit on them!!

    November 2, 2009 at 6:05 PM
  44. [SK] said...

    or actually i should say, those chair will not be able to take my weight!! i'm too fat for them.. haha!!

    November 2, 2009 at 6:06 PM
  45. [SK] said...

    wow!! yummy yummy claypot rice!! i just had a muffin for lunch, now am so hungry!!

    November 2, 2009 at 6:06 PM
  46. [SK] said...

    OMG, the portion of the rice is so huge!! see, the ingredients are all seem to spill out of the pot!!

    November 2, 2009 at 6:08 PM
  47. [SK] said...

    why isn't the 99 Supermarket selling everything at 99 cents?? haha..

    November 2, 2009 at 6:09 PM
  48. [SK] said...

    hmmm, i don't know if they have paid for the loyality for using the artist's photo.. most of the chinese products don't..

    November 2, 2009 at 6:09 PM
  49. [SK] said...

    the name of the drinks are actually very funny.. Wa Ha Ha!! so not professional, hahaha :D

    November 2, 2009 at 6:10 PM
  50. [SK] said...

    so, you still haven't tell us about getting LOST in xingping yet..

    November 2, 2009 at 6:11 PM
  51. Mariuca said...

    Hi Foong! :)

    November 2, 2009 at 9:17 PM
  52. Mariuca said...

    Did the 99 Supermarket look similar to our Speedmart? ;)

    November 2, 2009 at 9:17 PM
  53. Mariuca said...

    Anyway I don like the speedmart here la, I mean nothing much oso...just the usual groceries and what not he he.. :)

    November 2, 2009 at 9:18 PM
  54. Mariuca said...

    Wah so many things u guys did on ur vakasi eh? How many days again u were there??

    November 2, 2009 at 9:18 PM
  55. Bengbeng said...

    u r smart to get a good bargain

    November 2, 2009 at 10:19 PM
  56. Pete said...

    Looks like 99 is a favourite number!

    November 3, 2009 at 1:21 AM
  57. Monica said...

    Hi Foong! I've seen these swing chairs somewhere here..but i'm not sure in which restaurant :-D

    November 3, 2009 at 4:06 AM
  58. Monica said...

    i oso don't follow Chinese stars!

    November 3, 2009 at 4:11 AM
  59. Ayie said...

    hehe did you try the swing?

    November 3, 2009 at 6:05 AM
  60. Ciela said...

    Xingping is beautiful! Thanks for the tour. It's like I tagged along with you just by reading your post. Nice shots too!

    November 3, 2009 at 6:43 AM

    How fascinating as usual.I love those wine containers the most. I hope Jam feels better!

    November 3, 2009 at 12:37 PM
  62. eastcoastlife said...

    You didn't order the meat version of the claypot rice? Tastier leh.

    November 3, 2009 at 1:35 PM
  63. eastcoastlife said...

    You're right, the locals know you are tourist from the way you speak and dress and they definitely will 'slaughter' you when it comes to making purchases from them.

    November 3, 2009 at 1:37 PM
  64. J2Kfm said...

    LOL. 1.70 yuan not cheap enough?!!! aiks.

    November 3, 2009 at 8:26 PM
  65. foongpc said...

    cheahs@n, well, it was quite fun : )

    November 3, 2009 at 11:36 PM
  66. foongpc said...

    levian, thanks for the translation! : )

    November 3, 2009 at 11:37 PM
  67. foongpc said...

    lina, no I didn't sit on that swing chair. That is in the bread shop. The place where I ate my lunch was at another shop nearby.

    November 3, 2009 at 11:38 PM
  68. foongpc said...

    dolly, I have everything written down! : )

    November 3, 2009 at 11:38 PM
  69. foongpc said...

    ladyviral, yes it's a big difference in price although if convert to ringgit, no too bad lah! Haha!

    The wine container looks like a fondue pot? Haha! You must be hungry!

    The models look like Taiwanese artists? Maybe...

    I think the swing chair won't fall down so easily. Haha! Unless you are really really heavy : )

    November 3, 2009 at 11:43 PM
  70. foongpc said...

    wenn, not sure if that's plastics or glass!

    November 3, 2009 at 11:44 PM
  71. foongpc said...

    reanaclaire, wong fei hoong? Haha! You watched too much movies! : )

    November 3, 2009 at 11:45 PM
  72. foongpc said...

    manglish, no chillis provided, haha!

    November 3, 2009 at 11:47 PM
  73. foongpc said...

    shingo T, well I am glad I bought it at the cheapest price I could find : )

    November 3, 2009 at 11:47 PM
  74. foongpc said...

    khengsiong, I can reveal the name but I don't think Jam's friend will allow it. Haha!

    The transparent container for snake and scorpion wine? Haha! Wait, you might be right! : )

    November 3, 2009 at 11:49 PM
  75. foongpc said...

    xin, no didn't sit on that chair! I should have sat on it, shouldn't I? Oh, regretting it now! : (

    Thanks for the translation! : )

    November 3, 2009 at 11:51 PM
  76. foongpc said...

    lawstude, sure, no problem. It's an amazing place indeed : )

    November 3, 2009 at 11:51 PM
  77. foongpc said...

    day-dreamer, will be getting lost soon : )

    November 3, 2009 at 11:52 PM
  78. foongpc said...

    willie, not sure about the swinging chair cos did not sit on it! : (

    I am a Chinese but I am a banana Chinese, ie. don't know Mandarin! I know Cantonese though that's why I watch lots of Hong Kong TVB series! haha!

    OK, container, pot, jar - whatever, they all mean the same thing : )

    November 3, 2009 at 11:55 PM
  79. foongpc said...

    mei teng, that depends whether you are hungry or not. If hungry, it tastes great! If not hungry, just OK only : )

    November 3, 2009 at 11:56 PM
  80. foongpc said...

    kenwooi, you are a banana too? Welcome to the club! Haha!

    You don't know the girls on the bottles? It's a boy and a girl, actually : )

    November 3, 2009 at 11:58 PM
  81. foongpc said...

    ai shiang, I didn't expect it too! : )

    November 3, 2009 at 11:58 PM
  82. foongpc said...

    vialentino, that's why so ulu I want to go lah! What for go modern places like KL? Can see it in KL already! Haha! Unless go more modern than KL like Shanghai : )

    November 4, 2009 at 12:00 AM
  83. foongpc said...

    iamthewitch, no didn't buy any back! Would have bought if that was the last day of our trip!

    I don't know if those dangling chairs will withstand heavy people. Most of the people I saw in Xingping were slim! Haha : )

    November 4, 2009 at 12:02 AM
  84. foongpc said...

    gabriel, it tasted OK to me : )

    November 4, 2009 at 12:03 AM
  85. foongpc said...

    jam, yeah if you didn't have food poisoning, you would have seen more things there!

    Stick to Redang? Now 5 days only in Siem Reap? Why reduce by 1 day? And add 1 more day in Redang? Redang and Perhentian? I'll have to think about this!

    Don't think I will be joining you in KK this year end. Have a nice trip! : )

    November 4, 2009 at 12:06 AM
  86. foongpc said...

    jam, his name is Ram? Since when? And why does it rhyme with yours? Haha!

    November 4, 2009 at 12:07 AM
  87. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, haha yeah I think Khengsiong cannot take it anymore! LOL!

    Yes, I ate that claypot rice for my lunch and it was OK : )

    Yeah, the drink is nice especially when chilled. Not sure how secure the dangling chairs are! Should be quite secure unless you are really heavy, I think! LOL!

    No, we still don't know the name of Jam's friend. It's not Ram. Hahaha! Sorry Jam! : )

    November 4, 2009 at 12:10 AM
  88. foongpc said...

    chrisau, thanks for adding me to your blogroll. Do you want me to add you to my blogroll too? : )

    November 4, 2009 at 12:12 AM
  89. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, yes it's more or less similar to our breadshops except for the dangling chairs : )

    Thanks for the translation! : )

    The claypot rice portion is bigger, yes.

    Part 3 coming out soon : )

    November 4, 2009 at 12:15 AM
  90. foongpc said...

    life ramblings, I guess you should try it next time you happen to go China!

    The models look familiar? I thought so too! Wonder they are Chinese or Taiwanese artists!

    November 4, 2009 at 12:16 AM
  91. foongpc said...

    borneo falcon, oh you missed my previous post where I mentioned why they were down with diarrhea! Food poisoning from the Yulong River lunch! : )

    November 4, 2009 at 12:17 AM
  92. foongpc said...

    asha letha, not sure if it's romantic to be eating on that swinging chair - may prove to be a distraction! LOL!

    November 4, 2009 at 12:18 AM
  93. foongpc said...

    SK, haha! I think you better not try sit on those dangling chairs!

    Just a muffin for lunch? Are you on a diet? Muffin makes for very bad diet food you know! A piece of fruit is more like it! Haha!

    Yeah, the portion is quite huge - so I'm sure you'll like it? : )

    Don't know why it's called 99 Supermarket! Yeah, should sell everything at 99 cents! or 0.99 yuan! Definitely not 9.9 yuan or 99 yuan! LOL!

    What's the name of the drinks? Please translate for me!

    Part 3 coming up soon! : )

    November 4, 2009 at 12:23 AM
  94. foongpc said...

    mariuca, something like Speedmart. Selling basic grocery items.

    We were in China for 10 days. Enough time for many adventures! Haha!

    November 4, 2009 at 12:25 AM
  95. foongpc said...

    bengbeng, well we have to be smart travelers right? : )

    November 4, 2009 at 12:26 AM
  96. foongpc said...

    pete, yeah looks like it! : )

    November 4, 2009 at 12:26 AM
  97. foongpc said...

    monica, really? I haven't seen such chairs here before! Can't remember which restaurant?

    You don't watch Chinese shows or at least HK TVB dramas? : )

    November 4, 2009 at 12:27 AM
  98. foongpc said...

    ayie, that's the thing! I wonder why I didn't try the swing! Maybe not in the right frame of mind thinking what bread to buy for Jam, so totally forgot sitting on it!

    November 4, 2009 at 12:28 AM
  99. foongpc said...

    beng gee, glad you like this post! : )

    November 4, 2009 at 12:29 AM
  100. foongpc said...

    health nut wannabee mom, yeah those wine containers are nice. And yes, Jam was OK the following day - thanks! : )

    November 4, 2009 at 12:30 AM
  101. foongpc said...

    eastcoastlife, there's only one version of the claypot rice and it contains both meat and vegetables.

    Yeah, they like to slaughter tourists! : )

    November 4, 2009 at 12:32 AM
  102. foongpc said...

    J2Kfm, well I was just trying to compare the prices at different shops there : )

    November 4, 2009 at 12:33 AM
  103. இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

    Hello first time slipping by, very nice and properly arranged blog with detailed explanation and wow no joke you took all the trouble to reply to each and every one. I salute you. Saw a couple of new bananaz friends including you, welcome to the BananazPeople Club. Slip by for a visit and kindly drop a peel or two. TQ

    November 4, 2009 at 1:11 AM
  104. foongpc said...

    bananaz, hi thanks for dropping by! Will drop by your blog soon! And yes I'm a banana! LOL!

    November 5, 2009 at 2:47 AM
  105. Gin said...

    Wow...you got a very popular blog! Congrats!
    The rice with the pickled vegetable looks so yum...I wish I could have some...

    November 5, 2009 at 7:13 AM
  106. Faisal Admar said...

    eh what's wrong with the pics? i can't see

    November 5, 2009 at 7:12 PM
  107. Faisal Admar said...

    oh i can see now :)

    the claypot meal looks tempting!

    November 5, 2009 at 7:13 PM
  108. foongpc said...

    jeannie, thanks! : )

    November 13, 2009 at 10:59 PM
  109. foongpc said...

    faisal, yeah it's a nice meal! : )

    November 13, 2009 at 11:00 PM