Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Nanfeng Kiln and lunch at Foshan, Guangdong, China

Sokehah Cheah | 12:27 AM | | | |


Another place of interest that we visited when we were in Foshan was the  Nanfeng Kiln  located in Shiwan town.  It's the oldest surviving furnace in the world and dates back to 500 years during the Ming dynasty.  There were some stalls there selling souvenirs of pottery like wine cups, teapots and cups, also some very fine and articulately done ceramic figurines.


This is the first process of firing the pottery.



Here are some of the pictures that I would like to share with you.  This is the entrance to my grandpa's village, Dun Hou Cou.


The narrow alley way that leads to my grandpa's house.  The place looks rather deserted, some of the owners have moved out I was told and so have rented out their houses.  The lanes are only passable to motorbikes and cars can't enter.


So, this is my grandpa's house now occupied by some distant relatives whom I've heard of but never met before.  It's now occupied by a couple in their early nineties, hale and hearty.  Their children have moved out to Foshan proper.



Time for lunch at 'Kam Moon Lou' supposedly the best restaurant in Foshan.  The restaurant was huge with different sections and modern decorations, but unfortunately have forgotten to take pictures of the dining area.  This is their recommended soup and I was thrilled when it was brought in.



Refreshing, clear soup ..... now let me show you what's in the brew.



Pork ribs, preserved dates and Buddha's palm ..... tasted yummy and there was ample servings for the seven of us.  Each of us helped ourselves to 3 servings each.


Roast pork on their recommendation, looked fatty but my siblings said that it was very well done.



Goose meat, gizzard and 'spare parts'!  Not too bad and the one  with plenty of 'holes' (don't know what to call that) was nice and crunchy.


Steamed beancurd with fresh scallop topping.  I like this, very soft and smooth.


Braised pig trotters with sour plum.  Everyone gave the thumbs up for this dish, tasty, soft and chewy.


Steamed mackarel.  This is the first time that I'm eating this fish, steamed.  Normally what I do with this fish is to pan-fry, then drizzle on with some light soya sauce.


Finally for some fibre.  Stir-fry kai lan with garlic.

We all enjoyed this scrumptous lunch.  The bill came to 272 renmimbi plus rice and tea,  which came to 135 ringgit and all of us agreed that it's reasonable.

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  1. nice! im sure you had loads of fun (: the price of the food is reasonable and is so meaty. i love those places you went to visit. so cultural but nice (:

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  2. The Sweetylicious
    I did enjoy myself this trip, not too rush so got ample time to choose where we would like to go.

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  3. fun post love travel and wow the oldest furnace in the World
    I want the mackerel

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  4. Wow..Cheah I missed your first two posts on your recent trip but not too late. Came in and saw the great food you had there. haha bet you enjoyed yourself very much besides the kung fu stuff :p

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  5. Cheah, you're so hilarious. Goose spare part! hahaha.... I was actually quite curious about the oen with holes. Is it goose stomach? It looks like 'ngao lam'. And they have mackerel served on the table too! Gee, I thought they only serve fresh water fish in China and mostly are because it's cheaper.
    Kristy

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  6. Rebecca
    I truly enjoyed the kungfu demonstration. Good trip.

    Elin
    We dined in other restaurants as well, but the pictures didn't turn out well. But one thing I notice is that their favourite is roast goose. Didn't see any roast duck though!

    Kristy
    It's my first experience tasting steamed mackerel. Think it's the stomach, other than that there are other 'parts' as well!

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  7. love the photos. and the food looks pretty amazing. goose! I want some of that.

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  8. Penny
    It was my first time tasting goose 'spare parts', in fact roast goose is on the menu of most restaurants! Seems it's a special breed for the table not those that we rear at home.

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