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liuzhou

Stranger in a Strange Land

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Family resemblance is pretty strong all the way down that chain. Your mama obviously passed down some strong genes!

 

I'm thoroughly enjoying, as always, your trip, not to mention the glimpse into your life and family. I do love posts where I get to see other eG'ers and see how the reality matches up to my perception of them.

 

 

 

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23 minutes ago, kayb said:

see how the reality matches up to my perception of them.

Yup. Who knew that @liuzhou was that good looking! 

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1 hour ago, Anna N said:

Yup. Who knew that @liuzhou was that good looking! 

He's taller than I thought he'd be lol

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Posted (edited)

I'll have you know that while you are all discussing my extraordinary physical attributes, I'm making plans to head back to Chinaland. Leaving for the airport in about 8 hours.

 

Yesterday, I went on a last trip into central London. Again, I looked at culinary spots or places where culinary related incidents happened.

 

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There were an astonishing number of Chinese tourists in London. This was one group tour piling into a restaurant for a taste of home. They must have been very disappointed! That place has been there for years, but is about as authentically Chinese as haggis.

 

They would have beeen better off going here.

 

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or to this Taiwanese chain specialising in Xiaolongbao  dumplings.

 

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Some other food places of note:

 

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Legendary purveyor of British cheeses.

 

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I started to get peckish and spotted this yards away from where the opening of My Fair Lady was filmed.

 

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I had a "London Traditional" from their short menu of four bangers in baps.

 

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A 9 inch long sausage with good pork and perfect spicing. I declined the offered topping of fried onions. Of course, having eaten that I needed liquid refreshement. I went to an old haunt of mine.

 

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Adding my thanks and a question - are there any exotic 🙃 foods or cooking related items that you'll be bringing home from your travels?

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Thank your for sharing your trip with us. Safe travels home and best of luck with jet lag.

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That sign in the last post reminded me of when I used to drink beer - how AMAZING Delirium is!  If they had that on offer....forget Guinness 😛

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I've thoroughly enjoyed your vacation. Thanks so much for sharing! Safe travels.

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5 hours ago, blue_dolphin said:

Adding my thanks and a question - are there any exotic 🙃 foods or cooking related items that you'll be bringing home from your travels?

 

I'll just say there are a few items in my check-in luggage that I may or may not get back into China. I'll elaborate if and when.

 

Sitting in the departure lounge.at LHR waiting for my flight which is still 2.5 hours away.

 

Found myself a pint of the black stuff though. 

 

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Posted (edited)

Thank you for sharing your journey 

 

I appreciatedthe time you took 

 

to post so many colorful

 

storefronts .


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The spoils of travel.

 

This wasn't much of a culinary venture. I spent 90% or more of the time with family, none of whom are likely eG material, but lovely in other ways.

 

I'm not entirely sure what the food import regulations are in either Hong Kong or mainland China (they are probably different) but I sailed through customs (as usual) with:

 

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I do occasionally make my own hummus from scratch, but it's a lengthy process, especially as I have to make the tahini, too. I also bought some pitta bread to accompany this, but they are in the freezer.

 

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I can get sardines (of a sort) here, but in weirdly flavoured sauces, the least offensive of which is tomato sauce. I like my sardines in olive oil. Not the best brand in the world, but better than any SE Asian one.

 

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I used to be able to get capers no problem, but the one shop that carried themn closed down a few months ago. I'll get more later online.

 

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Because I like it! Unheard of here.

 

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With wedges of Stilton and Wensleydale to accompany. And...

 

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I mentioned this in my first post in this topic.

 

Then we come to the cream of the crop! The food of the northern gods!

 

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I wish I'd bought the larger one, but it would have hurt more to have that confiscated!

 

Off now to deal with the crippling jet lag.

 

 


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I remember Stornoway* more for fish & chips and the deep fried American style hamburger.

 

Thanks again, @liuzhou.

 

 

 

*I watched the moon landing in Stornoway, but that was my second trip.  (To Stornoway, that is.)

 

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21 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

the deep fried American style hamburger

 

 

I've been to Stornoway a dozen times in the past (not recently) and never come across any such thing.

 

Its most famous expert is surely its black pudding. Even my Frenchish mother associates the place with BP and prefers it to the boudin noir she was brought up on.


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2 hours ago, liuzhou said:

 

 

I've been to Stornoway a dozen times in the past (not recently) and never come across any such thing.

 

It's most famous expert is surely its black pudding. Even my Frenchish mother associates the place with BP and prefers it to the boudin noir she was brought up on.

 

Had I seen black pudding I would not have eaten it.

 

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so happy you had a time with your family and your mum.....she is so sweet(it seems).

enjoyed your adventures... shared it with a friend who came from England originally and was back last week for a family wedding.

Thank you so much.....

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