A Taste of Guang Zhou, Day 2, Part 1

*continue from Day 1.

The weather was still gloomy the next morning. We left hostel quite late and headed to Fangcun Metro station before grab some breakfast. Our first destination for the day – Peasant Movement Institute, which is located at Zhongshan Road.

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All Metro stations in Guang Zhou are located underground and there are 4 lines. There are multiple entrances and exits for one particular station but fret not, as signboards and maps are everywhere inside the station to provide assistance. Their trains are super efficient; punctual and very fast. There was even an LED panel indicating which station you’re heading to above the doors. But taking trains in Guang Zhou can be a headache, as most passengers do not queue up, not even when purchasing ticket.

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The Peasant Movement Institute doesn’t look inviting from the outside. It was originally set up from a Confucian temple in the 14th century to train young idealists from all over China. The government had recreate the lecture rooms and dormitories of the young revolutionaries for tourism purpose. Among the famous figures who lectured here was Mao Zedong (a mannequin resembling him was on display in his former office room).

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Since it was already near noon by the time we left the place (and the ads on KFC was constantly appearing on trains’ TV), we hoped over to the nearest KFC for lunch (KFC can be easily found here, but not McD). Fast food chains are more expensive in Guang Zhou; for example, a set meal costs around 22 Yuan (about RM 11). If you think the price is almost similar like ours here, think again as fried chicken are not available in set meals (so you can only have burger, a drink and coleslaw for set meals).

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Instead of normal soft drinks, they offered fruit punch for set meals.

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This fish burger was almost similar to our Alaskan Fish Burger. I didn’t bother to take photo of my chicken tortilla roll with Shanghai sauce by the way… there was nothing special about it.

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We were however, pleasantly surprised by their Portugal tart with blueberry compote. We were actually attracted to the tarts while watching the ads on train TV so we ordered this as dessert. The custard was eggy with buttery and flaky pastry crust. The blueberry compote compliment the tarts nicely.

*to be continued…

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13 thoughts on “A Taste of Guang Zhou, Day 2, Part 1

  1. the Shanghai sauce is char siew sauce ah? =P

    i like tortilla roll lah … KFC does a very nice version of Meltz, btw.

    yeah hor, why can’t the bakeries here, or even in macau, do a variety of Port egg tarts, from strawberry to blue, and kaya to durian?!

    • More like plum sauce. You know the sauce they wrap the duck with popiah skin?

      Meltz is not tortilla roll la… It’s more like an enchilada or quesadila.

      Hm… cos of the price maybe?

  2. oh the fish looks huge. “shuet yu bao” Cod fish burger????
    The KFC in China not serve Wong Lo Kat? Egg tarts in Guang Zhou *slurp slurp*

  3. Your trip seems more like ‘go for food’ trip. O yes, the tart was yummy.I had that Hangzhou. It was really tasty. Did you try the ‘kungfu’ franchise ? They serve set lunch and dinner. They have this logo ..looks like Bruce Lee. I think it’s nice too..with pork. Never have that at our Malaysian fast food franchise.

  4. how come there’s no blueberry tarts here? 😦 nevermind la, i buy tong kee tarts and put a scoop of blueberries on it :p hehe

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