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We spent the best part of the today immersed in Chinese culinary delights; Yangshuo Cooking School! It was fantastic! We started with a trip to the local food market. The fruit and vegetable section was fascinating; so many vegetables we had never even heard of before and some of them were huge!! The meat section of the market was less than pleasant but we thought we should go and see it whilst we were in China. I won't go into the details on here though as it was slightly upsetting in parts.

At the cookery school, which was out in the countryside about a ten minute drive out of Yangshuo, we learnt how to make the following dishes:
beer fish (famous local dish)
chicken with cashew nuts
steamed stuffed vegetables
eggplant with soy and oyster sauce
green vegetables with garlic

And of course we got to eat them all afterwards and they were tasty!! You can expect great things from us in the kitchen when we get back to the UK...we've got the recipes!

In the evening we went to the famous Yangshuo Light Show. The show is directed by the same person who directed the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and so as you can imagine, it was spectacular! The show uses the Li River as the stage with the karst scenery forming a stunning backdrop. Over 600 people perform in the show so it's a huge production. A great way to spend our last night in Yangshuo, our favourite place we've visited in China!

Tam xx

Posted by Tam-Jo 05:25 Archived in China Tagged yangshuo

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Looking forward to a lovely meal! Your meal looks devine. Love Mom and Trev xxxxxx

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