Passion Fruit Fish and Longan Kungpao Chicken

Went to an interesting restaurant yesterday in Beijing, called 种春风. I think they are good at choosing the name, I like its name.

I was using Dazhong Advisor, Chinese version TripAdvisor or Foursquare (yea in China they use a lot of localised apps), some apps are good some look too noisy and I’m a minimalist.

Anyway, according to this app people also like the restaurant, saying they have some interesting dishes, we went for a try.

Inside the restaurant, small but lovely.

I like how they add fresh fruit in some very traditional dishes.

Fish filet boiled in passion fruit instead of in Sichuan sauce haha.

Longan in Kung Pao, never seen such, tastes pretty good!

Quick update, greetings from Beijing!

Greetings from Beijing!

I’m here for the long transfer, and also rest a bit. I hadn’t been in Beijing for 3 years, time flies!

Airport coffee

The vending machine ate my bills 🤷🏻‍♀️ and I gave them my wechat id in order to get refund…they asked me my number but I don’t have a number in China lol.

The area where my friend Jia lives ^^ not far from Sanlitun.

Found an interesting snack, cold donkey meat sandwich haha

Propoganda selfie, feel alive again after a few hour sleep.

Just bought some snacks and masks in 7-11, glad it’s always easy to find food and convenient shops in most Asian cities. Now waiting for Jia to be back from her dayjob, eat something later before I catch my flight to Hanoi!

Ice Cream

Ice cream shop in town finally opened today. I don’t quite understand but every winter they close the shop for half the year.

I’m sure there are many people like me, who actually enjoy ice cream in winter days even more than in the summer. Ice creams taste good and don’t melt easily in the winter.

But still I guess most people here don’t eat much ice cream in the winter so they close the shop. Sometimes I would kill for some fresh ice cream or sorbet on a winter night but can find them nowhere, a bit sad I would say.

Luckily now they opened the shop, right before I leave for Asia. There’s no matcha flavor of course, people here don’t seem to like it. Of all their ice creams, I like mint chocolate and chocolate sorbet the most, because they are mess creamy and not too sweet. But it seems that these two aren’t locals’ favorite, so a lot of time they don’t make them. I sometimes ask them via messenger, and they let me know once they have them, nice people right?

Anyway, I like ice creams and tried all the ice creams in different countries, my fav is still matcha in Japan and saffron one in Iran. Sometimes it can be enough reason I go back to a country!

I think in SE Asia I’ll eat a lot of durian ice cream!!!!

Which flavor to choose?

White chocolate + speculaas

Too creamy, I always forget I’m lactose intolerant when eating ice creams, only to find out after finishing it, lol.

C u p c a k e s

The other day I made a vlog about a cute cupcake shop in Brussels, here are more photos. The shop is so cute, what a cupcake heaven!

Cupcake isn’t really a Belgian thing, you don’t find as many cupcake shops as high tea places or cafés here in Brussels. I like cupcakes and many other desserts, but after eating one, I often feel very guilty, yet everytime I see it, I can’t stop myself from entering in.

I’m sure you will love it if you like desserts and cakes.

Ixelles is one of the nicer neighbourhoods in Brussels. The street where lilicup is located is full of cafés and bars, it’s nice in the summer when you can sit outside enjoy better weather!

Inside the shop

What’s your favorite flavor?

Colorful cupcakes!

I’ve chosen the tiramisu one, it was so tasty!