Monday, February 7, 2011

Chinese New Year in Yokohama 橫濱新年

First day of Chinese New Year at Yokohama Chinatown wasn't as crowded as I'd thought. The area was brightly lit with chinois decorations and dotted with restaurants offering buffet.
橫濱的唐人街在新年的初一時並沒想像中的那麼擁擠。到處都有濃濃的中華燈飾,街邊也有很多吃到飽的餐廳。

We spotted our auspicious lion dance troop, attracting visitors as they travel from one restaurant to another.
走著走著,就發現了引來不少觀光客的吉祥舞獅團。

There were no big head doll nor roaring dragon dance, but there were firecrackers that were set off in metal cages to create the CNY mood.
雖然沒有大頭娃娃或舞龍團,但是為了製造氣氛,舞獅團特地在鐵籠裡點放炮竹。

There were quite a number of confectionery shops and we spotted this huge mooncake!
那裡也有不少傳統糕餅店。有一家還作了特大月餅!

We finally settled our CNY dinner at a not-so-expensive, non-buffet-style restaurant. We shared 8 dishes for auspiciousness and I ordered this cold dish. It tasted unexpectedly good for a chinese restaurant in Japan :)
我們在一家不是很貴,也不是吃到飽的餐廳解決了我們的新年晚餐。總共點了8道菜來討個吉利。我點了上面的冷盤3拼,蠻好吃的:)

I ordered a deluxe bun and dim-sum set, which cost 5200yen, in a supposedly famous "bao" store and had it delivered frozen to my place FOC. I tried it yesterday morning and they were not bad!
接著,我在一家似乎很出名的點心包子店買了5200yen的禮盒套裝。價錢包括免費運送到我的宿舍。昨天吃了一些,味道還不錯!




I find the fillings not as much as Singapore buns but nevertheless still quite tasty, much better than those supermarket buns. The pork bun was pretty good, with thick oyster sauce aroma but a bit on the salty side.  To my amazement, the buns that I'd bought were called "hukahire" buns, which means sharks fin bun.  I think it was totally unnecessary and feel sorry for those poor sharks that were killed just for their fins. I'll purchase again if there's no sharks fin.
Happy Chinese New Year everyone! :)

我覺得餡料比新加坡的包子少,但是比超市的包子好吃多了。豬肉包還蠻好吃的,有濃濃的耗油香味,但是味道卻偏鹹了些。意外的是,叫hukahire的豬肉包原來是魚翅包!? 我覺得沒必要加魚翅啊,真對不起那些死掉的沙魚。假如沒有魚翅的話,我會考慮再買。
祝大家新年快樂! :)

4 comments:

  1. happy new yaer to Eva
    我3/12-16要去東京自由行
    可惜的是在櫻花季之前
    好想看賞櫻喔~
    懷念的橫濱中華街
    不過這次時間短沒時間安排去橫濱
    包子加入魚翅真的是有點太over了
    相信沒有加也是一樣的好吃啦^0^

    無名的yan~

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  2. Thank you 無名的yan :D
    那個時候啊...好像真的有點太早看櫻花了>_<
    這次要去哪裡玩啊?
    有泡溫泉嗎???

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  3. 唉呀哎呀~太久沒來~
    這次沒有要泡溫泉~
    這次單純的在東京市區內走走~
    我們的行程是
    第一天:上野>東京車站>台場
    第二天:淺草>銀座>六本木
    第三天:明治神宮and表參道>原宿>澀谷>新宿>池袋
    第四天:東京下町散策(谷根千-尋貓之旅 & 人形町-新參者之旅)
    第五天:吉祥寺>下北澤>上野>台北

    無名的yan

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  4. yan: 行程看起來好滿!!!有可能完成嗎???

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