Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Archive for the ‘Luosifen’ Category

The Feeding of the Ten Thousand

As promised, earlier this morning 10,000 people (or a lot of people anyway) gathered at Liuzhou International Convention and Exhibition Centre for the grand Liuzhou luosifen (螺蛳粉) eat-in. Well, they gathered in front of the centre – the actual centre is a bleak, unfinished, deserted shell of a building. I disguised myself as a noodle […]

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Food Festivity

As part of the upcoming Water Carnival during the National Day holidays, Liuzhou is also holding what they are billing as an International Food Festival. This will run in the Liuzhou International Conference and Exhibition Centre in Liudong district from September 29th to October 5th. The opening ceremony on the 29th will feature 10,000 people simultaneously […]

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wén míng: civilisation, culture

文明 wén míng: civilisation, culture Can you spot what’s wrong with this picture? I came across this tragic sight at 5pm yesterday evening. Where are all the people? This time last week -any 5pm for the past twenty years and more, there were hundreds of people. And not only at 5 pm – all day and […]

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Lame Luosifen

It is a cliché almost too tedious to repeat, but like most clichés, it’s true. Chinese food outside China is nothing like Chinese food in China, especially it seems in the USA. So, I was not surprised to come across an article in the LA Times extolling Liuzhou’s signature dish, Luosifen (螺蛳粉), as served in […]

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Snails

Among the various things for which Liuzhou is famous (see coffins below) are its gastronomic delights. It seems that every city in China has its speciality which, as everyone knows, is the best in China. Some years ago, I lived in Hunan and the local “world famous” dish was an absolutely delicious duck stew, laden […]

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