Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Streets Of Xian

This is my 2nd last post about my happy Xian trip. Follow me to tour along the Chinese Muslim streets in Xian where they sold many interesting native products and food. I loved the ancient looking shops there with all the Chinese carvings on their beams. We found that most of the Muslims in Xian are most good looking with their mixed features and have very polite manners. I read up some facts that there are over 20 million Muslims in China.



We started walking from here on the way to see the beautiful "Great Mosque".




We passed all the Muslim shops and restaurants which were run by Chinese Muslims. Their food was interesting and delicious!




This street is a must to visit, for all visitors to Xian. Everything is very much cheaper compared to the street markets in Taiwan or Hong Kong.




Anay posed outside the most famous dumpling shop in the whole of China. We went in there to have our dinner.





They sold very colourful stuffed decorations made of cloths with good luck charms and greetings. I regretted for not buying them!!!! I thought I could get them in Singapore but I forgot about the price conversions!


Xian has interesting  many sculptures everywhere along the boulevards.





My wife sat on the bench as I was always busy snapping photos. I realised she smiled to the Lion Stone and they were chatting!!!!






A young lady weaved using the traditional way to make scarves. Many people crowded around to watch her speed!






Letchumy was stunned to see them selling fried hot BIG chillies mixed with nuts!!!! The Xian Muslims ate them like peanuts. We bought one bag and never finished till now.





This guy sold the best Sesame Biscuits I had ever eaten. I came back twice to buy from him. It was so fragrant and crispy thin.





Their Xian food was nice and unique! I did not take much photos as I am not a food blogger.



It was a popular stall selling a latest clip that could tie a beautiful hair bun in less than 30 seconds.





I was impressed to see many stalls selling huge sized paper-cut motifs. All were hand made and beautiful.  I could not bring them up the plane without tearing them.




Guess what was that brown stuffs on the right?? It is Walnuts inside!! You need to crack its hard shells to extract the walnuts out.



The meat sticks dipped with yummy sauces and grilled over charcoal. It was nice to eat them in cold Winter.



This traditional bread seller looked like a handsome Bollywood actor - Saif Ali Khan but he is a Chinese Muslim.





My wife loves this and bought so much!!! I forgot its name but ate them like junk food tablets when I was in primary school. My mum used to say they were toxic colourings! All wrong, that is the original safe colouring.





They sold many funny things but I was not sure what they were. Any idea?????




We have reached the walls outside the beautiful "Great Mosque". I have saved the best for the last. I will post them this Friday and dedicate to Blogger Lina. Thank you for reading.



71 comments:

  1. "I realised she smiled to the Lion Stone and they were chatting!!!!" You made me smile..You are so cute!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Anay, your first picture looks like Sam Hui's brother, Michael Hui.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anay sure look stylo. :-D

      Even though he is bundled up lime that. Haha

      Delete
    2. not the fellow look like michael hui..
      the fellow is a comedian le

      Delete
    3. Looks like micheal hui? I think annay looks so handsome in all the photos!

      Delete
    4. I heard people telling me that I resembled Michael Hui a bit, maybe his backside! LOL

      I looked handsome in photos only but not in person lah. Thanks Ah Hua.

      Delete
    5. This anay have multiple personality la...can resemble so many people

      Delete
  3. Sesame Biscuits like Kote Mamak shape. lina sure likes it one. Why you didn't buy for lina to lick?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yan sure has an active imagination. Why only lick, ngap terus la! LOL

      Delete
    2. lina, lick till it soft, baru ngap la! Nanti you tercekik.

      Delete
    3. I got good gag reflex one. :-D

      Delete
    4. she can deep throat le..
      masuk in and out no problem...

      Delete
    5. Please la, masuk keluar the sesame stick, so geli.... Terus lick and eat is the best way~

      Ask SP to masuk keluar kungfu, he sure tercekik one!

      Delete
    6. OMG! Wakakakaka... You guys cracked me up with your hamsap mouths. Lina must demo to her Hamsap Sistas!

      Delete
    7. hshaha..i baru commented at the bottom before i scroll up and see this comment. Anay...you should have bought some for Lina la. Halal one right?

      Delete
  4. I also can tie buns for my girls in 30 seconds. I can get those clips from the pasar malam here.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are so Hot Mama and still make a Good Mama!!! How come the people looked excitedly like it was a newly designed hair piece.

      Delete
    2. here also have those clip in pasar malam la....already got it more than 10 yrs ago. I bought and tried tying..tarak jadi :p

      Delete
  5. Did you try the traditional bread? Looks round and big like Amy Yip's pao.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. their pork pau is really delicious..
      i think their pork meat is better than malaysia..
      not much of pig smell..

      Delete
    2. Woi! Anay is talking about Xian muslims here.

      Don't contaminate with pork stories! ;p

      Delete
    3. Yannie mentioned about Amy Yip, SP thinks of pork bun. Now I know SP likes meaty women, he must be the reincarnation of Tang Dynasty Emperor!

      Delete
    4. SP is nuts and his head is filled with PORK LARD always. I am not wrong to address him Sohai but he doesn't know the reasons.

      Delete
  6. That junk food is San Cha biscuit. Good for digestion system. I used to boil San Cha soup for jin jin to wash his body's toxic.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. what body toxis is that?
      too much grr grr grr driping to the whole body?

      Delete
    2. Oh I must boil them for myself too. Maybe SP can boil some to wash his mouth and brains too.

      Delete
  7. Anay sure knows his Bollywood actors to make comparison about the man and Saif Ali Khan. :-P

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh yeah.....me and Thambee watched many Hindi Songs and Dance clips!

      Delete
  8. A mosque post on Friday. How very appropriate. And thank you for dedicating it to me. ^.^

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. annay so sayang to the female..
      and he always call me sohai..
      i don't want to fren him anymore..
      or maybe next time I ppl then he will treat me better lo..

      Delete
    2. Annay loves you the most, dei~ what's the complain? He even chose the most sexy chick for your Christmas card. How can you forget about it so fast?

      Delete
    3. How to sayang SP? He sot sot tei one.

      Delete
  9. Referring to the 'junk' food where you mom said its coloring, that's 'san char piang' also Bananaz favorite junk food. In bolehland they are selling them in where its round and red like 20 sen coin or some smaller ones size like 10 sen coin rolled in paper like those traditional ways of stacking coins together, rings a bell?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Love those when I was small. ;)

      Delete
    2. YES Bananaz, that is what I ate them before and now minus the rolled paper. They come in squares now!

      Delete
  10. Oh those funny things which look like an egg beater? If not mistaken that's for massaging the scalp. You get to hold the tip, the round wooden knob over the head and slowly lower it onto the head like wearing a hat and just pull it up and down the head.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Now I regretted for not buying it as my scalp always get tensed easily. This would be good to beat my head!!!!

      Delete
  11. Looking forward to see your pixz of the 'Great Mosque' this coming Friday then.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It will be posted at 12.01am on Friday! Thanks for coming.

      Delete
  12. what happened to annay recently?? so hardworking updating his blog with travel posts of Xi'an.. because he wanted to finish blogging about it before the doomsday?? and oh, he still has his Taipei trip yet to blog~~

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. he is too free... so that is why he keep on update his blog...

      Delete
    2. I wanted to post all Xian photos into one post but SK bising. So I cannot wait to finish fast and hibernate a while.


      Wooiii got no more Taipei posts la! I have been to Taiwan so many times.

      Delete
  13. annay, thank you so much for the dried fruit, it is very nice!! mine is pomegranate (CB, i can never get this word spelled correctly) it actually taste like haw.. the one that letchumi loves so much she eats like taking junk food tablets.. that is called HAW, 山楂..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. you should be lick annay.. lick and drink more coffee bean then your tongue will be more sensitive...
      then you can pronounce whatever you want..

      Delete
    2. Aduh this CB mouth of SP. He really made me laugh! I am glad you enjoyed it SK.

      Delete
  14. this post is very interesting.. i am actually more attracted to read about the streets and food and arts and crafts of the locals, than to see those commercially promoted tourists attraction.. because this is where you really experience the local culture, what they eat and what they do in a daily routine..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I went to china so many time and I don't have time to visit these type of places..
      always on business.. when finish then it will be night..
      shops in china close early.. about 8/9 they close..

      Delete
    2. Lie, SP, lie. You go to china for the massage and extra service. That's why you don't have time to explore the beauty of the country.

      Delete
    3. Eh Eh Eh!!!! Even Ah Hua knows your darkest China secrets. I promised I didn't leak anything out.


      SK I always try to see how the people live in foreign countries. More interesting that way.

      Delete
  15. annay, you looked more handsome than the handsome bread seller in photo #4!! aiyoh, that supermodel pose and you looked so tall and slim in that photo!! i like that.. that is the best shot annay ever had!! even that guy at the background was looking at you without moving his eyesight..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. annay should tell him..
      annay only cost RMB20... the fellow sure "yau"...

      Delete
    2. Thank you SK!!! Anay says Muaks to Thambee! Anay old already lah.



      You and SP are the real HOT young handsome hunks!

      Delete
  16. interesting to see those walnuts, those meat stick (sure lina likes that a lot), those huge pieces of haw, those sesame biscuits (sure line would like that a lot too).. what are those beside the walnuts?? those are small little baby hulu?? interesting, did any buy and try??

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Why ONLY Me kena????

      Hot Mama, AH Hua & Meow no like those meh? ;)

      Delete
    2. because of your kotek mamak photo today, all in my mind is you only!! hahahaha~~ :D

      Delete
    3. Muahahaha! Yannie is the princess of wales and Ah Hua is the Jagung Queen, we are not as wild as minah rempit.

      Meow is only interested in, er, yarn balls and friskies? Hehe.

      Delete
    4. Once Bitten Twice Shy!!


      Mak Rempit's obscene photo gulping that black ding dong fruit has scarred everyone's mind!

      Delete
  17. the bread are so classic muslim chinese food!! anay must eat that, those bread are their main dishes, they don't eat rice or noodles but those bread!! they are so huge and i think annay needs three days to finish one bread..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are like Arabs la... in a way. Yes?

      Delete
    2. I did not buy them as it was so big and thick, I had no mutton cheesy curries to dip them. Next time I will bring them back for you to eat.

      Delete
  18. oh, letchumi was talking to the lion!! hmmm, did she tell you what was their topic?? she must have heard lots of stories from that lion.. how old is the lion?? he has been there watching the history since few thousand years ago??

    ReplyDelete
  19. The funny contraption that looks like an egg beater is something for headaches I think. Yes, Chinese Muslim cuisine is a breath of fresh air. I like a restaurant in Shah Alam called Bei Ping.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I must check out the Bei Ping restaurant soon. I trust your taste William!

      Delete
  20. That is head/hair massage thingy~~

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Choi Yen. Now I regret for not buying as I suffer from frequent headaches!

      Delete
  21. Anay,,,I really like your cap and it goes very well with your red scarf(the one around your neck,that's called a scarf,isn't it)

    You know,it is the tell of time now that there is no more persecution against the so called freedom of religion in China,,, I guess communism must make way for capitalism in the end......just look at China now, boom boom and more booms,, I hope it will slow down a bit,, before the bubble bursts,,hahhahah

    take care now ya bro,,

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Eugene. I have many scarfs for different shots. I also regretted for not buying more scarfs from Xi'an as they costs only RM5 but they are sold at RM30 in Mid valley!

      Yes, China is expanding too FAST!!!!!

      Delete
  22. when i travel to new places, i also enjoy exploring the streets besides the usual tourist attractions. those sculptures look very interesting. if only they could speak, i'm sure they've many fascinating tales to tell.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Fuiyoh...the Sesame Biscuits is as big as kote mamak la LOL

    ReplyDelete