26.2.16

Vending Machines in China .....

I remember I read a post wrote by a blogger where he lamented the lack of choices in most of the local vending machines in KL compared to Bangkok and Japan. Well, I was curious when I saw vending machines in China as I wonder what drinks they will offered. I took one at West Lake in Hangzhou and another one at a shopping mall, which I forgot where is it. 

They seems offered the same popular drinks like Pepsi and other soft drinks but then , they do have a variety of local drinks which seems differ between the two. So, I thought, well, not that bad, at least they do have some varieties. LOL 

Vending Machine A

Vending Machine B

Oh... I was a little disappointed where I had my last bowl of ramen at a shopping centre nearby, where I used to have it almost weekly in the past. Well, they have closed down, maybe moving to another mall and thus, there goes my ramen fix. Though there's a sakae sushi outlet which sells ramen too , I still find this restaurant's ramen is more authentic. I had this bowl of shio tonkotsu ramen last Thursday. *sob* Their nearest outlet is at the far west of SG, in Jurong Point Mall.



Have a good weekend , folks !

32 comments:

  1. Ramen is your favourite

    Have a good weekend to you too

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    1. Hard to get good ramen near my place now :(

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  2. I would go for those vending machines at KLIA because everything at the shops would be so so so expensive. A plate of nasi lemak around RM25.00, absolutely ridiculous.

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  3. When I think of drinks vending machine in China, I think of clear sweet teas and "milk teas" (nai cha)..

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    1. I thought of Wong Lo Kat ....

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    2. She is right. They have lots of milk tea, green tea and red tea in chilled bottles. I normally like their milk tea as they are refreshing. We don't have them in Malaysia. Sigh!

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  4. Hopefully, not very long, they will open another ramen place that sell nice ramen...

    Enjoy your weekend...

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    1. No, don't think so. I think they relocated to another mall.

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  5. i like the vending machines in Japan, haha!! when i was in Japan, i bought different types of beverages from the vending machines almost everyday.. it's fun trying the different drinks throughout the trip.. as for Bangkok, i didn't notice the vending machines, i just pop into the convenience store and they have a large selection of drinks available.. KL?? hmmm, boring leh~~ :p

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    1. Yeah , even the selections in china is so much better than kl hor ?

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  6. interesting to see the vending machines in China and they do have lots of varieties too!! way better than those in KL huh?? i don't mind buying and try as many types as i can afford, hahaha.. the packaging are also quite attractive, if not because of the Chinese words, probably i would think you snapped those photo in Japan, haha.. so which did you buy??

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    1. Nope, I didn't buy any cos I actually looking for hot drinks ....and I had some in my mini flask. Hahha

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  7. oh, so you will have to miss your favorite ramen already, else you will have to travel far for a fix.. hmmm, maybe a new ramen joint is going to open at the same venue?? hmmm, Sakai Sushi?? i tried their ramen once, and i guess it was the worst i have ever had, hahaha, maybe the standard in SG is better than those in KL i couldn't say.. lovely shio ramen, i like that!! :)

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    1. Sigh .... Probably if needed, go sakae sushi lor

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  8. My kids can go crazy over the vending machine especially those with snacks and candies.

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    1. hahaha...I think not just your kids but most of the kids!

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  9. You are ramen expert. Know what is good and what is not. ^^

    Happy weekend, Chris.

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    1. aiyo...no la.. I am just a raman lover!

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  10. How's the price? Is it a markup from what's sold in stores or is it the same/cheaper buying from the vending machine?

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    1. I didn't really buy it, just see see only.

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  11. I used to like vending machines and it was such a novelty buying drinks during my pre-university and university days. So jakun hah..hah... It looks like you have to travel further to eat your favorite ramen.

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    1. Oh... vending machines during the university days are where I got my coffees.

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  12. I just ate Ramen tonight in a tiny shop inside Kyoto. It's real Japanese style cooked by Japanese chef. Yums!

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  13. I just ate Ramen tonight in a tiny shop inside Kyoto. It's real Japanese style cooked by Japanese chef. Yums!

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  14. Looking the bowl of ramen, you make miss the ramen that I took almost every day when I was in Japan.

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    1. sigh...now I also miss... no more this type of authentic ramen for me, unless I travel a bit.

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  15. I'd like to try those hot drinks someday! But too bad i was at Japan during summer so i couldn't try any :(

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    1. oh..that's too bad. How about the cold milk drinks?

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  16. Vending machines oversea sure are very interesting ho?

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    1. Everything is different overseas, so all must see... hahaha

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