Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Souvenirs from 広州

During the holiday, my mom and sisters went to see my dad in 広州 (Guangzhou), China. My darling and I had to work and also had to sign mortgage settlement, so we couldn't join, so my mom brought us back some interesting souvenirs :)

High class 鉄観音茶 (Tieh Kwan Yin Tea) from the local store called 华祥苑 (EMPEREUR).



The red box is also the popular 鉄観音茶 (Tieh Kwan Yin Tea). The square can is 茉莉花茶 (Jasmine Tea).



Those teas not only have the comforting fragrance and taste, but also have outstanding health care functions! They lower blood pressure and cholesterol level, regulate aging, reduce stress, prevent certain cancers and strengthen the immune system among other positive impacts.

Also, my mom gave me some dried foods including 大棗 (Chinese dates)!!! It is also good for our health: anemia prophylaxis, tranquilizing property, and anti-stress!



I think I saw 大棗 on jose's post before! I will try to cook it with rice as a starter :D

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6 comments:

  1. Happy New Year!too....

    This year,maybe...my relax year.after all the busy days of my life,now,my house is almost complete.

    How about you?your new home,are you ready now?

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  2. Hi merce-san,

    Our new home is not that big (3dk), so I am thinking of throwing out most of my stuff before I move in! Renovation will be done in March! I miss my home now, but it is not wise to pay rent, so we are moving out.

    I hope I can relax after then!!!

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  3. Ochi,

    Wow,I saw a lots of Chinese thingy in your post and I'm so familiar with them..

    Your dad work in China?Then I guess he will know to speak Mandarin?

    Those tea are quite common in Malaysia & Singapore too.Maybe the quality is different only..And Chinese really love red dates.Almost every type of soups contains red dates..

    I saw the dried shrimp too.It goes well with stir fried veggies.Yummy!

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  4. Goodluck!and have fun...

    by the way,that dog is not mine.the owner is a japanese priest,he is an orphanage director.we visited him the other day,and i met his dog.

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  5. Hi jose,

    Yes. My dad works in China now but he is coming back this spring! He says he learned Chinese but I don't remember what dialect he speaks...

    My mom gave me only 5 red dates but I should ask her if I can eat them :) Sounds nice in soups!!!

    I have to learn how to use dried foods since I don't usually use them.

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  6. Hi merce-san,

    Thanks! I'm happy to see your recent updates ;)

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