Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My Travel Food Diary: Quick Dinner Fix at Wuxi Bus Station

Dinner was nothing fancy; after completing our one day trip of Wuxi visiting the third largest lake, Taihu.
You can read and revel in the beauty of the lake here and here

We headed to the Wuxi Bus Station to take the night bus to Hangzhou, and since there were a couple of hours before the bus arrives and with kids and elderly with us, we hopped into one of the fast food outlets within the rather quiet bus station for a quick fix for dinner.
I am sorry that I forgot to capture the photo of the outlet, as we left in a hurry.

Of course, fast food cannot beat a good homecooked or well-cooked meal served in gourmet style, but we have to make do with whatever is available at the station.
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Fried crullers
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Braised pork with rice
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There is also soup served with the rice
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Tan Tan Noodles with eggs and vegetables
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Dumplings in soup
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Spicy noodles
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For the kids:
Sausages with vegetables
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The desserts, however, was the one to surprise us...
Cream of red bean with lotus seeds
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Aloe vera with caramelized curd pudding
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This was quite unique, and both desserts tasted quite good, surprisingly.

Anyway, as I have mentioned, there is nothing to shout about the food we had in this restaurant, besides the fact that it is convenient.
Food overall was average and at least was not half as bad as I expected, although the desserts were really good. I have even forgotten the prices; guess I was just that exhausted:p

Well, to be fair, the food replenished our energy levels and saved our stomachs for the night after a long day and lasted us throughout the bus journey to our next destination, so no complaints :)

39 comments:

  1. Hello! :) Thanks for visiting oo~ :)

    Thank u for all the kind words U've left at my blog too! :)

    I would like to say, U HAVE A GOOD photography towards FOOD!! :)

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  2. What an array of delicious food!

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  3. That is what I call great fast food.
    Rita

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  4. I had been to wuxi for couples of times..
    d food is very nice..

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  5. wow, if the food was ordinary, then you must be a real whiz with the camera because it LOOKS really good. :)

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  6. ooh, the dumplings in soup look absolutely amazing!

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  7. For simple bus station food fare it looks pretty good and exotic. Curious about the Aloe vera with caramelized curd pudding. I made Aloe vera candy not that long ago.

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  8. China does have some wonderful scenery! Since you are traveling by bus and short on time, it does not allow for a lot of searching for the best place to eat. However, I am sure it was welcome after a long day! Enjoy your travels.

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  9. I don't even know where to start drooling.... God evereything look delicious...
    I wish I was on this delicious journey with u.

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  10. Yum on the dumpling soup - looks so warm and satisfying - and I love the look of the cabbage beside the pork... (I'm a big coleslaw fan ;)).

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  11. Have my eye on those dumplings :-)

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  12. Oh my gosh!! I must say I am very jealous!!! You got to eat some authentic tan tan noodles there! Ilove traveling and am super adventurous with trying out new restaurants! have fun!!

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  13. When you're starving and tired, sometimes convenience trumps all else. Plus, heck, all of this looks way better than bad nachos at the 7-Eleven. ;)

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  14. I must say that the photos of the fast food look so much better than the fast food that lives in my neighborhood.

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  15. Meitzeu, thanks for visiting me too!:) And thanks for your lovely words, they made me blush:p I am not that good with photography, just click and snap!:) I still have lots to learn :D

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  16. Renata, they look really good, don't they? I didn't realize it until I looked at the post itself..LOL:p

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  17. Rita, I guess so too; much better than the usual fast food fare:)

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  18. Simple Person, ooooh, then next time I should get recommendations from you;)

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  19. Maureen, LOL, you made me blush :p

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  20. amy, yeah, they kind of look comforting, to a certain extent, especially remembering the cold weather then :)

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  21. Cheap Ethnic Eatz, I love aloe vera, seriously!:) They are just so soothing and cooling, and that makes them so delicious:p

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  22. Tina, yeah, the scenery is just awesome there!:) We just hope we could say the same for the food which we were brought to try most of the time during our trip there:p

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  23. Reem, hahahaha, I wished you were there too:)

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  24. Kelly, hahaha, I love cabbages too, they are just so crunchy and healthy!:) I've just had some cabbages for dinner last night, and they were awesome!;)

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  25. The Yum List, LOL, too bad you weren't there! We couldn't finish it at that time:p

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  26. sweetsamsations, don't be, you will have plenty of opportunities yourself too! I am sure you have lots of travel tales to share too;)

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  27. Carolyn, hahaha, I have to agree with that! So true!:D

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  28. Claudia, hahahaha....don't we all think the same way!:p The neighbor's grass is always greener ;)

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  29. Hi Christy,
    All the dishes look amazing. I would love to have the soup. It looks yum!!!

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  30. Christy, this is an amazing post! Dumplings look absolutely wonderful!

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  31. I love Asian or Chinese desserts although some people I know find them very strange. I think you put it best when you called them unique :)

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  32. Asmita, yeah, the soup was really comforting against the cold weather out there then :)

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  33. Marina, you are not the only one, seems like everyone just loves the sight of the dumplings:p

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  34. Lorraine, LOL, I didn't know that people thing Asian/Chinese desserts are weird!:P Unique or exotic maybe, never weird. Actually, with my Asian roots, I really love them, because they are just comforting and sometimes can be so light in taste :)
    Maybe it is just a difference in culture that people will need a little time to get used to :D

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  35. Lots of homey and delicious food. Would certainly love one bowl of dumpling in soup now!

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  36. Angie, oh ya, homey is the right word for the food here. I am really amazed at the number of people who are into dumplings and soup now!:P

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  37. For nothing fancy, this looks fantastic! I love won ton soup. Super jelous :)

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  38. Cass, LOL, I can't believe my simple dinner had this long list of comments and majority goes to the won ton soup!:p

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