One that cold, cold morning, I took the MRT a couple o stops away from the hotel to do the “touristy” activity. I guess I should also do a little sight seeing of Nanjing, on top of the gastronomic adventure.
It was an extremely chilly morning, about 5 degrees or so. And it was also drizzling as well as pretty strong wind at that morning. Brrrrrrrrrrr!
Nonetheless Fu Zi Miao was packed, with TONS of tourists, who were mainly local Chinese!
The entire area was rather large, with various scenic surroundings and beautifully constructed ancient architectures such as this one. If you cut out all the noise coming from the tourists, one can really meditate or do yoga right in front of this zen-like square shaped pool.
The streets were surrounded by ancient architectured shops, with gigantic signs protruding out along the street alleys. It was quite a nice stroll along these streets. If they added along the horse pulling trishaws, and road side peddlars, and everyone around is dressed in traditional clothings, this place could be transported back in time.
The only downside was that most of these shops looked really nice outside, but inside, all the things sold were the generic souvenir shops which then totally put you off from the whole walk back in time experience.
Within a good 1 hour, I had seen enough and walked back out. As I blindly walked around, I came across the entrance into Nanjing university. The view looked superbly amazing eh? If I was a student, I’d look forward to walking in to such a scenic looking university!
All the Brrrrrrrrrrr walking, helped burned up more calories! (I hope lol). Walked in to some random shop along the way to grab some hot, steamy foodie!
One “long” of steamed dumplings for this 5 degree weather please! (No more steamed dumplings for me for the next few months)
Salted flat fish slice as accompaniment. Nothing much to shout about, the fish was too boney for me!
Last but not least, a gigantic bowl of vegetarian looking noodles. Cost me about RM 22, including the fish. The noodles were…..Alright. Average. Nothing unique about it but was told this was traditional Nanjing local noodles style of cooking. Oh well! It was still quite nice, to eat a bowl of piping hot noodles with steamy soup on a superbly cold day.
What other foodie in Nanjing that can excite me further? More foodieventures to go!