The finished product looks like this. After being shallow fried, the tofu is sprinkled with chilli powder, salt and bits of finely chopped spring onions. Yes, it’s heavenly.
I know, I know I am posting food in a row and making your mouth water. But this is what I see everyday, in every corner of Chengdu! It’s difficult to resist food here, with so many choices. Chengdu has been rightly christened by the UNESCO as the City of Gastronomy. Here, you see tofu...
A healthier snack that can be found along the streets of Chengdu is water chestnuts. The sellers stand with knives hacking the skin off and they are sold without the peel, seen here in the bag. I buy a bagful and pop them into my mouth when I am studying or walking. They are also...
After stirring them over the flame for a few seconds, the potatoes are mixed with some spices and served. For 3 yuan ( less than a dollar) it’s a great snack to have while taking in the sights.
Who can resist stir-fried potatoes with some spices? This is a popular snack all over Chengdu. Here a woman stirs diced potatoes.
A hot pot restaurant is always packed, particularly in winter and spring, as people come to enjoy the warmth of spices and conversation.
A very helpful tray is kept next to your table. All empty dishes or dishes to be emptied into the hotpot can be kept here. Finally, the waiter counts the number of plates used and tallies the bill.
The panda base tour took about an hour and a half to finish. At the end of it, you have the option of taking a picture with a panda. But it comes at a heavy price. Two minutes of panda time costs – Rs. 6,800 ($150). If it wasn’t so overpriced I may have tried...
This very un-panda like animal is actually the Red Panda. I didn’t even know such a type existed and when I saw them they were so unlike the usual pandas. These looked cuter, I thought.
Some of the panda enclosures had play pens like this where the animals could amuse themselves. I was reminded a lot of the Singapore zoo, which has similar play pens.
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