My Trip To Longji Rice Terraces (Part 4)

Posted by : foongpc | Monday, September 20, 2010 | Published in


Continued from Part 3

When we came back from viewing the sunset at Platform No. 3, it was already dark. After shower, my two friends and I were ready for dinner. You bet we were hungry after all that climb!

This was what we had for dinner.

Stewed home grown chicken.

Fried eggs

A big bowl of soup!

We did not have normal white rice but we ordered their special bamboo stick rice. This is actually glutinous rice cooked in bamboo sticks, somewhat similar to the lemang we have back home.

Sorry could not take very good photos as it was dark! We were dining outside the hotel at the front balcony and there was not much light.

I enjoyed the bamboo rice very much.

Did you notice that cup of white liquid in the photo above? That's the local glutinous rice wine which we tried earlier in the afternoon. For this dinner, we drank the wine to our satisfaction. It was sweet and refreshing, and felt so smooth on my throat. How I wished we could take a few bottles of this home made wine with us when we leave Longji!

As we were eating our dinner, we wondered how come there were no men in the hotel we were staying? So far we had only seen females. Where were all the males? Besides, what was funny was that everyone here seems to have the same surname! What did it all mean?

This soon became our topic of conversation for the night. Perhaps we were going to end up as victims that night. What victims? Jam jokingly advised us to lock our doors when we sleep at night just in case. Hahaha!!! Ok, crappy jokes. And if you don't get it, never mind : )

Now just for your information, I learnt that all the villagers here have one common surname which is Pan (潘). In fact, marriages were common among same surnames so long that they were not close relatives.

As for why there were hardly any men in the place we stayed, I have absolutely no answer to that!

Coming up in Part 5 : Sunrise at Jinkeng Rice Terraces


(42) Comments

  1. Monica said...


    September 20, 2010 at 3:12 AM
  2. Monica said...

    the bamboo rice looks pretty interesting! :D hmm i've never tried glutinous rice wine before..

    September 20, 2010 at 3:20 AM
  3. lina said...

    no male guests? More girls for you to hit on, then! LOL

    September 20, 2010 at 7:04 AM
  4. lina said...

    I like bamboo rice. :)

    September 20, 2010 at 7:04 AM
  5. lina said...

    got drunk or not drinking the rice wine? :D

    September 20, 2010 at 7:05 AM
  6. Reanaclaire said...

    u can drink that lor mai jau in Sitiawan.. sort of of fermented coconut, toddy, they call it.. if i m not mistaken...
    ok..why no males in the hotel? easy.. men ma.. they prefer to go cities where all the "lengluis" are.. :))

    September 20, 2010 at 7:53 AM
  7. LifeRamblings said...

    everything looks yummy especially when you're hungry. i enjoy bamboo rice too.

    September 20, 2010 at 8:37 AM
  8. xin said...

    no men? reminds me of some movie i watched last time, its a women only kampung, and they had no men. they drank river water to get pregnant! heheh

    September 20, 2010 at 10:25 AM
  9. MiChi said...

    Men are not allow to come out at night? Is it a female dominant village? hahah... interesting

    September 20, 2010 at 11:10 AM
  10. [SK] said...

    the food look not bad at all huh?? and the rice is kind of special, guess they have some seasoning in it??

    September 20, 2010 at 11:24 AM
  11. [SK] said...

    errr, i think the photos look ok, well litted and if you didn't mention i would thot it's indoor under bright light.. :D

    September 20, 2010 at 11:24 AM
  12. [SK] said...

    so how did the rice wine taste like?? very strong i guess, normally the alcohol content is high..

    September 20, 2010 at 11:25 AM
  13. [SK] said...

    hey, so did you managed to ask why there isn't any man working in the hotel??

    September 20, 2010 at 11:26 AM
  14. [SK] said...

    maybe the men all work in the fields instead?? so don't worry, they won't crawl into your room~~ :D

    September 20, 2010 at 11:26 AM
  15. iamthewitch said...

    Oh I had the rice wine before too when I was in Xi Tang Ancient Village. It was really nice and sweet! And cheap! LOL!
    Ooh so did you guys get any 'visitors' from the all-female hotel that night? :P

    September 20, 2010 at 1:46 PM
  16. khengsiong said...

    All villagers are Pans? That's interesting.

    September 20, 2010 at 1:52 PM
  17. khengsiong said...

    There is a place in China famous for Taiji called Chenjiagou (陈家沟) whereby most people have the surname Chen (Tan/Chan).

    September 20, 2010 at 1:53 PM
  18. Caroline said...

    Home grown chicken is healthier i suppose? hehe so nice la. :) and the bamboo rice very unique!

    September 20, 2010 at 2:31 PM
  19. Caroline said...

    rice wine?? i only tried the local here rice wine. err dnt really like it actually. lol!

    September 20, 2010 at 2:33 PM
  20. Caroline said...

    hahahaha! u guys in women village?? mwahahha!

    September 20, 2010 at 2:33 PM
  21. mNhL said...

    the bamboo rice is rather unique. But I don't think I can eat them because I have poor digestive system.

    September 20, 2010 at 3:40 PM
  22. HappySurfer said...

    The chicken dish looks delicious. Was it served like that, all spread out on the plate I mean?

    What's the green in the egg dish? A bit too oily, eh? No?

    What's in the rice? Ingredients, I mean. Reminds me of our dumplings.

    September 20, 2010 at 6:21 PM
  23. Kelvin said...

    I thought the 1st pic was field mice's meat~

    September 20, 2010 at 6:33 PM
  24. Ishmael F. Ahab said...

    I have a theory Foong. Maybe after the marriage, the females eat their husbands, very much like what the black widow do to its mate.

    You had a nice there ah. So nice and it seems that you ate a lot of food.

    September 20, 2010 at 8:49 PM
  25. fufu said...

    seems like china always has similar dishes for tourists everywhere...

    September 20, 2010 at 8:56 PM
  26. acura said...

    The rice wine actually looks like 100 Plus LOL I wonder why the place is devoid of men, have you tried asking the women about it? Also, did anything happen to you during the night?

    September 20, 2010 at 9:33 PM
  27. Anonymous

    The rice cooked in bamboo is definitely reminiscent of lemang!

    September 21, 2010 at 12:01 AM
  28. foongpc said...

    monica, the rice wine is really nice! : )

    September 21, 2010 at 2:09 AM
  29. foongpc said...

    lina, more girls for me to hit on? Haha!!

    Surprisingly, I did not get drunk drinking the rice wine even though the alcohol content is as high as 40-50%!

    September 21, 2010 at 2:10 AM
  30. foongpc said...

    reanaclaire, never tried before that alcoholic drink from Sitiawan! Is it nice?

    LOL! So your reasoning on why the men were missing is because they all went to the cities? Maybe you are right! Haha!

    September 21, 2010 at 2:28 AM
  31. foongpc said...

    life ramblings, indeed : )

    September 21, 2010 at 2:29 AM
  32. foongpc said...

    xin, drink river water to get pregnant? What movie is that?!

    September 21, 2010 at 2:29 AM
  33. foongpc said...

    michi, actually there were men in that village, only no men staying in the hotel we were staying : )

    September 21, 2010 at 2:30 AM
  34. foongpc said...

    SK, yes the food were quite good! The wine tasted sweet and pleasant - I just felt like wanting to drink more and more of it! Very addictive!

    Crawl into my room? Haha! No they don't crawl! They are humans. LOL!!

    September 21, 2010 at 2:32 AM
  35. foongpc said...

    iamthewitch, Haha! No visitors came into my room that night : D

    September 21, 2010 at 2:42 AM
  36. foongpc said...

    khengsiong, that's interesting!

    September 21, 2010 at 2:43 AM
  37. foongpc said...

    caroline, home grown chicken is definitely healthier! Maybe your local rice wine not as nice as this rice wine? Actually there were men in the village, just didn't find any in our hotel : )

    September 21, 2010 at 2:44 AM
  38. foongpc said...

    mNhL, oh you have poor digestive system? Perhaps you should eat more papaya to aid in digestion : )

    September 21, 2010 at 2:45 AM
  39. manglish said...

    all looked very delicious, esp the bamboo rice..taste like bak chang ar?

    September 21, 2010 at 7:58 AM
  40. Merryn said...

    bamboo rice.. of coz u like lah.. panda like anything bamboo wat! :D

    so most of them there are Pan? u also.. Pan Da Foong :D

    September 21, 2010 at 11:45 PM
  41. poorprince said...

    yummy i love that Stewed home grown chicken.
    and the fried eggs seems interesting aswell

    September 22, 2010 at 1:23 AM
  42. Instantdocs said...

    Longji Rice Terrace is a fascinating place. I was wondering about the name of those dishes and what are their specialty. Hope you enjoyed them. Bye.

    September 22, 2010 at 8:12 PM