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A friend shared these handy photos and recipes on her wechat today and gave permission to share them. Maybe you’d like to try to make this Chinese classic?

They are a steamed bun shaped like flowers. 

Here are your instructions:

 

 Three full bowls of flour

 use one spoon of yeast and warm water until a soft dough is formed

cover with plastic wrap 

wait about 30 minutes and dough should look like the above picture

roll out the dough and spread butter on top 

roll up the dough and cut into triangles

They should look like this

 

turn the pieces over so the widest part is towards the bottom

press down the middle with a chopstick to make the flower-shaped pattern

From the bottom, pinch the middle together

now it looks like this

Put on a steaming tray for 15 minutes.
Enjoy the delicious results!

 

Instructions in Chinese:

和大家分享一下做黄油花卷全部过程

️~~满满的三碗白面
️~~面里放一勺安琪,用温水或面(软)
️~~最后用保鲜膜包上
️~~等待30分钟后拿出来
️~~擀面皮、刷黄油后卷起来
️~~卷好的面切成三角形
️~~切的不要太大
️~~切好的面宽的下面窄的上面摆放
️~~正中间用筷子按压
🔟~~从后面捏一下
️~捏好后花卷的造型就出来了
️~上锅蒸15分钟
️~美味的花卷出炉咯

last week of skiing!

Da Qing Shan Tai Wei Ski Slopes will close on March 7th, so hurry out if you haven’t been yet! More information on the link about how to get there.

I know some families going out tomorrow to take the kids ski tubing one last time.

The good news is, if the ski slopes are closing, it means the golf course will be opening soon!

公告

太伟滑雪场本年度雪季结束,将于2016年3月7日全面封场。

What about you? Will you make it out again? Did you make it out at all?

Reading Joy Book Club

A great new place is available for those of you with kids! The Reading Joy Bookclub has original language English books, picture books, graded readers, pop-up books, audio books, and, of course, selections in Chinese as well!

The library is available on Saturday, Sunday mornings, Tuesday mornings or by appointment.

Enjoy reading your books in the library, in a classroom, or check them out and take them home. Upstairs is a lounge for the parents where you can enjoy tea or coffee while your child looks at the books downstairs.

A year-long membership can be purchased for 700 RMB/family or half a year membership for 500 RMB/family with a deposit of 300 RMB. (That’s right, siblings can share one membership)!

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Reading Joy Bookclub

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欢阅读书会

The library is located on the north second ring road in the California Luxury Mansion development.

Here’s the address and other information in Chinese:

欢阅读书会

加州华府27号楼2单元502

Contact: Helen 18647159615

 

Best Food from the Local’s Perspective, Part Two

A few months back two lists of “Hohhot’s Best Food” circulated widely on wechat.  One list had 42 places and the other had 46, but a few were duplicated. I deleted one entry which I found to be in poor taste (the joke made, not the food). Between the two lists if there was overlap, I deleted the duplications. Due to the length, I will also separate them into smaller segments. And, if I get enough time, I’ll even try to map them for you.

I would love to attribute them to an author, so if you know who wrote it, please leave a comment or email. I take no credit for the Chinese listing, but the translation into English (and any resulting errors) are my own. For most place names and restaurant names I used pin yin unless there is a common English name.

Leave a comment if you try any of these specific places or if you have another place to recommend.

18. 健康街清香饭店羊骨头还是这里的好吃。Jian Kang Jie Qing Xiang Restaurant has delicious mutton bones.

19. 五塔寺北街胖胖麻辣烫旁边的韩餐馆特色护心肉,味道不错。On 5 Pagoda North Road (Wu Ta Si Jie) next to Pang Pang Ma La Tang, there is a Korean Restaurant with a specialty dish with great flavor.

20. 北二环李大姐热炕头,那的牛骨头也特别好吃还有厚烙饼。On the North Second Ring Road Li Da Jie Re Kang Tou’s beef bones and lao bing (pancake like food) are great.

21. 新体育场的西贝莜面,当然是莜面不错啦~还有就是学府花园西门的联华超市里卖的莜面,很多人都喜欢吃,尤其是师大的老师跟学生!Near the new sports stadium the Xi Bei You Mian has great you mian. There’s also great you mian at the Lian Hua Supermarket near the west gate of Xue Fu Hua Yuan. Many people like it, especially Shi Da teachers and students.

22.  金宇文苑南口,粥底火锅很好,牛肉丸、豆腐丸煮完丸子后的粥味道很好喝的 On Jin Ning Wen Yuan South End (Yellow Street), Zhou Di Hot Pot is very good. They have beef and tofu balls which flavor the zhou nicely to drink the soup after you finish eating.

23.  金宇文苑那一条小吃街,里面有家卖烤鸡翅的好像也不错,还有新疆饭馆的炒面,好像叫红石榴??记不清了 On Jin Ning Wen Yuan, (Yellow Street) a small road with many small eating shops, there’s a place that sells roasted chicken wings that’s good. Also a Xin Jiang Restaurant (called Red Pomegranate hong shi liu) with great stir-fried noodles.

24. 吉祥斋的鱿鱼虾锅超好吃 Ji Xiang Zhai’s fish and seafood pot is delicious.

25.  海关后面有家铜火锅,羊肉是锡盟的,大片手切肉,嫩的很。Behind the Custom’s Building there’s a hot pot place. Their mutton comes from Xi Meng and is cut by hand. It’s really tender!

26. 铁二中后巷没过桥的那个巷子里第一家饭店的什锦火锅, 名字忘了,味道不错外配有蒜醋,这个一般饭店很少有,主食烤馒头,烤包子是土豆包子。On the road behind the #2 middle school before the bridge there is a Shi Jin Hot Pot restaurant. The taste is great and comes with garlic and vinegar. Most restaurants don’t have roasted man tou and roasted potato bao zi.
27. 胜利路的“金满盈”火锅,传统铜锅 肉切的很到位,关键是调料非常地道,韭菜花十分可口。Sheng Li Road “Jin Man Pan” Hot Pot has copper hot pots, well-cut meat, and the accompanying sauces are authentic and delicious.

28. 还有就是小肥羊啦!每天人都很多,就是吃完了三天身上都是涮羊肉味!Xiao Fei Yang is also great and there are many people there every day. After you eat there you’ll smell like mutton for three days!

29. 贝尔羊杂碎,位置在光华街,艺校后面,早上营业,开到下午2点关,早上去了通常会没有座位,特点:辣而香 Bei Er Yang Za Sui (Sheep Entrails) is on Guang Hua Jie behind the Art College. They open early in the morning and stay open until 2 am. There specialty is spicy and savory food.

28.  胜利路东口道北羊杂碎,是自己端着碗到处找座的,服务员很拧!不过味道好 On Sheng Li Road at the east end there is a Bei Yang Za Sui (Sheep Entrails) It’s hard to find a seat and the servers are stubborn, but the food is tasty.

29 电信三分局那的德盛斋大盘鸡味特正,吃了这么多就那的好吃。Near the Dian Xin San Fen Ju (telecommunications division on Xin Hua in Hui Min Qu) there is De Pan Zhai. Their Big Chicken Platter (da pan ji, a Xin Jiang specialty) is great.

30   五塔寺北街巷子里的胖胖麻辣烫,很出名,就是比别的地方贵!但是很好吃 On 5 Pagoda North Road (Wu Ta Si Jie) there’s a Pang Pang Ma La Tang. It’s really famous and delicious but it’s more expensive than other places (than other ma la tang places).

 

If you missed Part One, read it here.

Next Field Trip is May 7th!

Our next field trip will be on May 7th!  This time we’ll go to the botanical gardens! Cost is 80 RMB per person including lunch,  transportation,  and entrance fees. Please register before May 4th.

Wednesday May 7: Botanical Gardens and Wu Lan Fu Memorial adults 80 RMB, children 80 RMB leave from Gong Da at 8:30,  and Bin Yue at 9:00, return at 1:00 pm

These events are open to anyone so feel free to invite local friends who have kids. We hope it will provide interaction with locals for our children and time for us to have meaningful conversations with other moms (and/or dads). And yes! Dads are welcomed to come! If you don’t have kids, you are also welcomed!

For those bringing a stroller: Please stow it in the under-carriage storage of the bus when you get on. Please mark or identify it clearly so that there is no mix-up and so that we can quickly load and unload.

The bus company will have insurance that will cover any accident/event that happens while on the bus. If you would like to purchase additional insurance, we can put you in contact with a company where you can do so. If not, when you get on the bus you will need to sign a waiver stating that neither Shan Cai Hong nor Jill Judd will be responsible for any accidents, injuries, or losses.

Contact Shan Cai Hong (Rainbow) for more information 18686031221 or to make your reservation. You may also make a reservation by leaving a comment here, calling/texting Jill at 18747977365, or by sending an email to asiajudds@gmail.com.

Hope to see you there. Check out pictures here and here of our previous events.

 

我们将要在5.7周三,组织第三次中外朋友及孩子的户外活动。希望让孩子们适应团体,增强沟通、拓展思维、双语学习。如大家有意向带孩子参加,请提前在5.4周日前报名。(与闪彩虹联系:18686031221,提供家长姓名、电话、孩子姓名、性别、年龄和上车地点)我们将会在车上统一收费支付租车费和车上餐点。孩子年龄最好在1岁以上。(相关收费包括车费,车上水和餐点。由于我们都各自带小孩去,请各自要注意自身安全,如果大家想上保险可自行提前安排上。不上保险者,车上需要签免责书)
5月7日,周三,8:30-13:00:钢铁路植物园(乌兰夫纪念馆)(成人80元  小孩80元)8:30巴士会在工大西门,9:00在宾悦酒店西门对面的十字路口西南马路边停车。(由于车上有相关统一安排,所以我们只接受这两个点上车,其他地方一律不停车。)

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Field Trip Update #2

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Saturday was the second of the series of field trips for the spring and summer. This trip was to Shan Dong Produce Fields to pick strawberries and vegetables. We had 51 participants!

Join us next time on May 7th to the Botanical Gardens.

Wednesday May 7: Botanical Gardens adults 80 RMB, children 80 RMB
leave from Gong Da at 9:00 and Bin Yue at 9:30, return at 1:00 pm

Saturday May 24: Wu-Yi Shui Ku adults 130, children 110
This price includes the entrance fee and the required insurance fee
leave from Bin Yue at 9:00 and Gong Da at 9:30, return at 2:00 pm

Friday June 6: Zoo adults 155 RMB, children 115 RMB
This price includes the entrance fee.
leave from Bin Yue at 9:00 and Gong Da at 9:30, return at 1:00 pm

Saturday June 21: Yi Li factory tour adults 85 RMB, children 85 RMB
leave from Bin Yue at 9:00 and Gong Da at 9:30, return at 2:00 pm

5月7日,周三,9:00-13:00:植物园(成人80 小孩80)巴士会在工大西门对面9:00出发,9:30在师大东门南十字路口。路西停车。

5月24日,周六,9:00-14:00:五一水库(成人130小孩110)巴士会在师大东门南十字路口路东9:00出发,9:30在工大西门停车。

6月6日,周五,9:00-13:00:动物园(成人155小孩115)巴士会在师大东门南十字路口路东9:00出发,9:15在鼓楼十字路口劝业门口停车,9:30在工大西门停车。

6月21日,周六,9:00-14:00:伊利工厂(成人85小孩85)巴士会在师大东门南十字路口路东9:00出发,9:30在工大西门停车。

Next Field Trip: Saturday April 26

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Our next field trip will be to pick fruit and vegetables! Here are the details:

Location: Jin Chuan Shan Dong Produce Field

The bus will leave from Bin Yue Hotel at 8:30 am, Gong Da’s West Gate at 9:00 am. Returning at 1:00 pm.

Price is 85 RMB per person and includes transportation, admission fee, and lunch. (For large families, please contact us about our reduced rates).

The price does not include the fruit and vegetables you pick. There are two varieties of strawberries for 40 and 55 RMB/jin, cucumbers for 8 RMB/jin, two varieties of tomatoes for 8 and 20 RMB/jin, and celery for 8 RMB/jin.

亲爱的微友们,我们将要在4.26周六,组织第二次中外朋友及孩子的户外活动。希望让孩子们适应团体,增强沟通、拓展思维、双语学习。如大家有意向带孩子
参加,请提前在4.20周日前报名。(与闪彩虹联系:18686031221,提供家长姓名、电话、孩子姓名、性别、年龄和上车地点)我们将会在车上统一
收费支付相关门票、租车费和车上餐点。孩子年龄最好在1岁以上。(相关收费包括车费,车上水和餐点。采摘基地根据各自需求采摘数量直接支付老板。(团队价
草莓每斤40元和55元,品质和周边环境优于别处)由于我们都各自带小孩去,请各自要注意自身安全,如果大家想上保险可自行提前安排上。不上保险者,车上
需要签免责书)4月26日,周六,8:30-13:00:金川山东采摘 基地 ,采摘蔬菜和草莓 (成人85 元  小孩85元)巴士会在宾悦酒店西门8:30出发,9:00在工大西门停车。

The Cheese Factory

Eat cheese. Get a discount!

Last week for our date night my husband and I stumbled upon a great new addition to Hohhot’s western food selection. From my husband’s perspective, it was dream come true: fried cheese sticks and country music playing over the speakers.

The Cheese Factory is located on the walking street behind (south of) Wanda Plaza on the south side of the street

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cheese factory

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They menu offers paninis (check out the working lunch for 28 RMB!), pizza, salads, GREAT appetizers, and….wait for it……………FONDUE!

 

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You can follow them on wechat using ID ZSGC123 (芝士工厂)

You can contact them by phone at 13704719799. The manager, Apple, speaks both English and French and has just returned to Hohhot from France.

AND THE BEST NEWS YET……When you go, use the discount code “471” to receive 10% off anything you order! If you have a party of ten or more, you’ll get an additional 10% off!

Try it out this week and leave a comment with your thoughts!

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Field Trips: Updated Information

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A local friend and I plan to organize a series of field trips for the spring and early summer. I have included the dates and locations we plan to go below. The events will be once every 2 weeks. We will have a large charter bus that will pick up at Gong Da’s West gate a, the bridge (gu lou) and at the corner of ZhaoWuDa and ErDuoSi (just south of Shi Da’s east gate at Bin Yue Hotel) and then take us to the events. Lunch will be provided and is included in the price.

Here’s the list of events and prices:

Tuesday April 8: South Lake Wetlands Park, adults 80 RMB, children 80 RMB
leave from Gong Da at 9:00, gu lou 9:15, and Bin Yue at 9:30, return at 1:00 pm

Saturday April 26: berry/fruit/vegetable picking, adults 85 RMB, children 85 RMB
The cost does not include the produce you pick, which with the group discount will be 55 RMB/jin
leave from Bin Yue at 9:00, gu lou 9:15 and Gong Da at 9:30, return at 1:00 pm

Wednesday May 7: Botanical Gardens adults 80 RMB, children 80 RMB
leave from Gong Da at 9:00, gu lou 9:15, and Bin Yue at 9:30, return at 1:00 pm

Saturday May 24: Wu-Yi Shui Ku adults 130, children 110
This price includes the entrance fee and the required insurance fee
leave from Bin Yue at 9:00, gu lou 9:15 and Gong Da at 9:30, return at 2:00 pm

Friday June 6: Zoo adults 155 RMB, children 115 RMB
This price includes the entrance fee. Unfortunately, we did not have the numbers required to obtain a group discount
leave from Bin Yue at 9:00, gu lou 9:15 and Gong Da at 9:30, return at 1:00 pm
Saturday June 21: Yi Li factory tour adults 85 RMB, children 85 RMB
leave from Bin Yue at 9:00, gu lou 9:15 and Gong Da at 9:30, return at 2:00 pm
More important details:

These events are open to anyone so feel free to invite local friends who have kids. We hope it will provide interaction with locals for our children and time for us to have meaningful conversations with other moms (and/or dads). And yes! Dads are welcomed to come! If you don’t have kids, you are also welcomed!

For those bringing a stroller: Please stow it in the under-carriage storage of the bus when you get on. Please mark or identify it clearly so that there is no mix-up and so that we can quickly load and unload.

The bus company will have insurance that will cover any accident/event that happens while on the bus. If you would like to purchase additional insurance, we can put you in contact with a company where you can do so. If not, when you get on the bus you will need to sign a waiver stating that neither Shan Cai Hong nor Jill Judd will be responsible for any accidents, injuries, or losses.

Contact Shan Cai Hong (Rainbow) for more information 18686031221 or to make your reservation. You may also make a reservation by leaving a comment here, calling/texting Jill at 18747977365, or by sending an email to asiajudds@gmail.com.

 
相关费用及明细出台。闪彩虹的个人信息,请了解。如帮转发,倍加感谢亲爱的微友们,我决定在春暖花开之际,带着孩子与一些外国朋友及她们的孩子们,举行一些室外活动。让孩子们适应团体,增强沟通、拓展思维、双语学习。如大
家有意向带孩子参加,请提前报名。如果全时段无法确定,请确定第一次4月8日周二是否可以参加。(与闪彩虹联系:18686031221)我们将会统一收
费支付相关门票、统一租车费和车上餐点。孩子年龄最好在1岁以上。具体三个月的计划如下:(相关收费包括门票,车费,车上餐点。其中采摘基地根据各自需求
采摘数量直接支付老板。(团队价每斤55元,品质和周边环境优于别处)由于我们都各自带小孩去,请各自要注意自身安全,如果大家想上保险可自行安排上。)4月8日,周二,9:00-13:00:南湖湿地。(成人80元  小孩80元)巴士会在工大西门对面9:00出发,9:15在鼓楼十字路口烟草宾馆门口停车,9:30在师大东门南十字路口。路西停车。4月26日,周六,9:00-13:00:山东采摘 基地  (成人85   小孩85)巴士会在师大东门南十字路口路东9:00出发,9:15在鼓楼十字劝业门口停车,9:30在工大西门停车。

5月7日,周三,9:00-13:00:植物园   (成人80     小孩80)巴士会在工大西门对面9:00出发,9:15在鼓楼十字路口烟草宾馆门口停车,9:30在师大东门南十字路口。路西停车。

5月24日,周六,9:00-14:00:五一水库     (成人130     小孩110)巴士会在师大东门南十字路口路东9:00出发,9:15在鼓楼十字路口劝业门口停车,9:30在工大西门停车。

6月6日,周五,9:00-13:00:动物园      (成人155     小孩115)巴士会在师大东门南十字路口路东9:00出发,9:15在鼓楼十字路口劝业门口停车,9:30在工大西门停车。

6月21日,周六,9:00-14:00:伊利工厂(成人85    小孩85)巴士会在师大东门南十字路口路东9:00出发,9:15在鼓楼十字路口劝业门口停车,9:30在工大西门停车。

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