Chinese Chess, Xiang Qi, is a quite a popular pastime with elderly Chinese folk. You may not find it so easily in the big cities, take a stroll through the quite streets of a smaller city and there they’ll be, gathered around the board.
Roast meat, Siu Mei, is a popular item in Cantonese cuisine. Stalls like this are common place in market areas, featuring roast duck, char siu pork and other styles. This shop also features Qingyuan style chicken (the yellow chickens)
Pic – Scooters parked up outside the supermarket on a Sunday in Qingyuan Guangdong.
Electric and gas powered scooters are wildly popular, especially in smaller cities where there road use is not as restricted. Cities such as Shenzhen and Guangzhou have restriction on what roads they can use. Price? from 1800 RMB to 4000RMB
a farmers market in Guangdong. Locals love fresh produce and will shop daily.
Street hawkers are a common sight, a popup butchery makes me wonder. Perhaps he is a trusted local farmer known to the locals. Cantonese are not so keen on refrigerated meat, so no
issue there for the locals…
At first I was a little reluctant, I am sure you understand, but as I watched everyone else sticking there toothpicks into the platter of crunchy bugs, I thought, well, when in Rome.
And I glad I did, they are delicious in their own way. Apparently they are also high in protein, low in fat, and low in carbohydrates according to a story on National Geographic here which also includes a bunch of recipes. And, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine they also have a variety of health benefits. So, lets eat!
Respite from the heat.. Without many other options the metro station is a popular place to cool down and rest…