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Photo of the day

26 Sep

Even Jackie Chan sells shit in China!
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now i just have to get the Jet Li shampoo and i am set!

My New shoes

24 Sep

Bought some house slippers today… A bargain at onl 2.90yuan (about 55c)
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Then i took a closer look when i got home…
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WTF? Hike? Crazy China, just crazy.

The greenest green tea biscuit

10 Sep

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Oishi brand ‘Harvest’ green tea biscuits looked appetising sitting on the store shelf. Its lurid greeny-yellow packaging called out to me to try what i assumed would be a savoury experience. The packet reads ‘0g trans fats’, using rice bran oil to cook them. It also claims on the back to be a good substitute for breakfast, and is endorsed by the American heart foundation.

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Taking the cracker style biscuit out of the packet i immediatly noticed a coating of sugar crystals on the top… what was i getting myself into here? But then i remembered…its China! The first sensation was pleasent. firm and crunchy but definitely not savoury, it was like a real green tea hit, the flavour was present and i couldnt mistake it for anything but what it was, green tea! Personally i like to drink very week green tea, but this was like it had used a full strength pot! If you like green tea then this is the biscuit for you! I give this biscuit 2.5 out of 5 stars

Dove hearts…Chinese style!

8 Sep

This is my first Chinese snack review, and this purchase was made because i needed something quick to eat, and after travelling for hours, sometimes all a girl needs is a bit of chocolate!
so here goes, my first snack review!

I saw this packet on the shelf at my local minimart and decided that Dove (the only recognisable western chocolate brand in China) would have to do.
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The packet immediatly caught my eye with what promised to be a delicious experience, and what little i can understand of the packaging says it is made with cows milk. ( In the past i have eaten chinese chocolate that tastes like its carob…not that there is anything wrong with carob, its just…not chocolate!)
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Inside the pretty box was exactly five chocolates in a little silver tray, they sure are beautifully packaged!
When I bit into one fresh off the shelf it had a soft caramel centre, but the chocolate was a little powdery- not full cream like a good Cadbury or Nestle, yet still has a satisfying taste. This picture was taken from one straight out of the fridge so the inside is hard.

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All in all this little packet cost me 4yuan. Expensive in the Chinese snack department ( still only about 60 cents in Aus) but a delicious diversion none the less. I would give this snack a 4 out of 5, based mainly on presentation, flavour wasn’t too bad it was just lacking that key something…

so let me know what type of foods or drinks you would like me to try, there is a million things to chose from over here, like types of beer, types of styles of food, and even different types of snacks (e.g sweets, savoury, meats, roadside foods etc!)