Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Archive for November, 2012

Gizoogle

I would be failing in my duty if I didn’t bring this to your attention. With the paranoid drunks busy interfering with our access to Google, it is time for an alternative. This one isn’t blocked (yet). Have fun.

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Friday Food 55 – Tiger Salad

Friday food is a weekly article about one of the more unusual food items to be found in Liuzhou that week. This Friday we are going with an unusual restaurant dish, which is also easy to make at home – Tiger Salad. Chinese cuisine doesn’t often do salads. Many Chinese, especially the more elderly, are […]

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Drunken Tolerance

Liuzhou’s traffic cops are proudly claiming that between January and November 28th 2012. they have managed to catch 429 drunk drivers and 129 people driving under the influence of drugs. They do not specify which drugs. Among cases they cite is one whereby a man driving an SUV collided with another vehicle, then became abusive […]

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Friday Food 54 – Frogs

Friday food is an approximately weekly article about one of the more unusual food items to be found in Liuzhou that week. This week we are croaking. Frogs Many years ago, I lived in the wilds of Hunan province. It was very rural. Every evening, I would be treated to a symphony of frog noise, […]

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Cuising

A mere two days after I mention the soon to open Liuzhou Food Culture Museum, I learn that they have held a public appeal for a logo for the place. Good idea.   Food Culture Museum Logo The winning entry, by Cai Xiapeng (蔡夏鹏), depicts a bowl licked by flames spelling Liuzhou. Apparently, Mr Cai […]

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HIV Pork

The appalling ignorance about HIV and AIDS here in Guangxi rises to the surface again. Guangxi has the second highest HIV/AIDS level in China (behind Yunnan province) but many of the locals are totally ignorant about it. In some ways, things are better than 10 years ago when all propaganda posters about AIDS were exclusively […]

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Rattle Those Pots and Pans

Liuzhou is to have Guangxi’s first Museum of Food Culture. Located on Pingshan Avenue (屏山大道) in Jianpan Mansion (箭盘大厦), next to Jianpan Hill Park (箭盘山公园), the museum will be overseen run by its founder, Ni Yaoyang (倪铫阳), pictured above. He is president of Liuzhou Food Union Association. The premises are currently being refurbished and Mr […]

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Bacteria

Just days after complaining (again) about the horrible over-sweet yoghurt on sale in China, I come across this. Yoghurt starter powder. Each pack is said to be able to kick start the process of turning one litre of cowjuice into one litre of yoghurt. All you have to do is mix the powder with the […]

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Friday Food 53 – Soy Sauce

Friday food is a weekly article about one of the more unusual food items to be found in Liuzhou that week. This week we are going with one of the most typically Chinese, or is it?  Soy sauce. OK. I surrender! I’ve been really touched by the comments here, on Facebook and Twitter and the […]

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Moo!

I know you have been wondering about this. After all, it’s a question of extreme importance and without an answer, it is impossible to truly understand the deep culture of Liuzhou or China. The question: How many cows are there in Liuzhou? Well, according to the latest figures (2011) the answer is 2,300. This does […]

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