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Forums > Food & Drink > Dimsum

Just a thought.
Most Cantonese restaurants I went to in Shenzhen and Shanghai only served dimsum in the mornings and/or afternoons, not at lunchtime or in the evening.

It will be worth checking the times. You must specifically ask 'what time?'. If you just ask, 'Do you...' the answer will be a simple 'yes'. Don't expect more details. Seriously, it is one of the annoying things about getting information here, people tend not to volunteer helpful additional information.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Yunnan Minorities and Ethnocide

There is always the problem of conservation of a culture vs preservation.

If people choose to eat McD, and Pasta hut. If they move away from traditional Chinese medicine, are they being Westernized? Yes.
Are this ethnic genocide of the Han? Urm.

Many young people will choose to adopt the new. Turn there backs on the old. With or without other agents of change (missionaries, global corporations), change will happen. Is it right? Is it wrong? Who knows.

My ancestors were Irish. Has modernisation, change, breaking the shackles of the powers that were improved the lot of the Irish people over the last 100 years? Hell yes.

Contraception broke all the rules of the accepted culture of the 20th century in Ireland. Average family sizes have more than halved, is that a good thing for society? women not having 18 kids any more?

Ultimately, development leads to a homogenisation of culture, to some degree. It is one thing to say that a society and cultural values should be preserved. It is another to say that an ethnic group should not develop, I know nobody is saying that, but that is the likely effect.

Forums > Food & Drink > Fresh Apple Juice?


Find out which cafe's, if any, on WenHua Xiang/Wenlin Jie have a juicer.
Get them to quote for 5 gallons of juice.

Expect a big discount, and offer them some of the finished product.


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A reasonable choice of lumber that has improved over time. Fancy hardwoods like walnut, and mahogany are in abundance. There are some plywood and rubber-wood boards available. There are also some kiln dried imported softwoods and merbao available. Some of the lumber is very green, so look for the kiln dried if you need stable timbers.


Echo everything said by others.
Breakfast great and the serve from 8am. Most other places say 9am and they still are not ready.
Sandwiches are cheap 22-32, and really packed full of filling. We got some sandwiches for a day out, the only mistake I made was ordering two, as this was too much. These are seriously good sangars, and they are wrapped in alu foil.


In fairness to Metro, they are a wholesalers, and not really a supermarket. Hence the need for a card, which can be got around.

They have improved in the year I have been away. They now carry a more consistent range of imported foodstuffs and they also seem to have sorted out the mported milk supply.

They have a wider range of electrical appliances now, there is a coice of more than one toast. There is also a better range of seasonal non foods, like clothes, shoes, garden furniture and camping gear.