Nanning Local Customs

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    pass time in the open air between the blocks

    by picek Updated Dec 27, 2009
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    I used to like going out in the city streets where you can't understand a word. I randomly ended up here in one of the new quarters somewhere close to Nanning provincial bus station, it's not even suburb here anymore because Nanning grew so huge, with block after a block mushrooming with irreperssible speed. These open areas, paved with concrete and surrounded by buildings, offer niches for people to hang out and socialize - and in the middle of day these activites were selling and shopping, playing cards and mahjong, playing pool and taking out the kids.
    People pass time outside... yet these paved squares offer little of shadow, and behind high fences noises from another nearby construction site constantly penetrate somehow calm and moody air. As a foreigner here, you are noticed but there is atmosphere of some indifference towards strangers. They even don't get upset when you snap pics of them but from little of Chinese I could understand they said something of a Meiguo ren', which is often heard when they think we come from America because of light skin.

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    "Fire in the Wok?"

    by myspices Written Nov 3, 2007
    Frying fire in the wok??

    When it comes to frying - i mean real frying, the Chinese really does it best!. The fire is so strong and the wok is so hot that the fire just "flies" into the wok ....... The food that comes out from this frying is definately "thoroughly" fried! and to most Chinese, these are really tasty!

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    Free Reading - News for the Public

    by myspices Written Nov 2, 2007
    News of the day is pasted for public reading

    I love this! Everyone gets to read the news of the day for free. Newspapers are being pasted on framed glass panels for public viewing. These are normally found at entrances to parks , along pathways or nearby bus stops. We saw this panel at People's Park.

    A great way to share awareness of what's happening!

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    Local cuisine of the Zhuang Minorities

    by myspices Written Nov 2, 2007
    3tastes tea, yellow buns and 5coloured rice
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    When you are touring Yi Ling Yan, you will get a chance to savour the local cuisine of the Zhuang Minorities. You will be served the following :-

    3-tastes Tea
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    This is tea is frangrant in smell and taste. The tea is made from boiling together bamboo leaves, ginger and brown sugar. You can either drink it hot or cold. When chilled, it a refreshing drink.

    Yellow Steamed Buns
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    Made from glutinous millet. It is firstly washed and dried and put into a steamer to cook it. Once cooked it is then beaten repeatedly with a stone mortar and then pressed into a round "cake". A little peanut oil is rubbed on top of the "cake" The taste is a bit bland except for the smell of the millet.

    5 Coloured Glutinuous Rice
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    Made by mixing the glutinous rice with 4 coloured plants leaves of Chinese sweet gum's leaves(black colour), yellow ginger, Hong Lan Cao (red colour) and violet plant (purplish in colour) and then steam in a wooden food steamer to cook.
    This has a unique taste - the blend of the fragrance from the leaves

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