I was glad I got a chance to visit my ancestral home, which is Panyu in Guangzhou. In fact, my parents hailed from there and I never felt so good to be able to step onto the city. Though it was just to visit some jade factory on a shopping itinerary,  I was excited to be there and was on a lookout for some 'Au' (my surname) family kampung, just like a kid...LOL

I was surprise too to see some of the home-cooked food served there are quite similar to those that my mom cooked. So, there's a history behind my mom's cooking, she inherited the local food there and brought over to Malaysia. And, I guess the same too for all the moms who came from there.

I bought this milk candy from a shop there nearby. I have opened it before I snap the pix..LOL It tasted like those 'ting ting' candies sold in the peninsular.

Next the tour bus took us to Shunde, which was nearby Panyu, and a district in Foshan City.  We visited FengJiang Village, which was an old village with a river cutting through it. I heard this place was turn into a tourist attraction recently, and the riverside was busy with lots of stores and hawkers selling food and souvenirs.

Greeted by salted fish hanging over the cold , dry air to be dried

Beautiful statues at the river side

You can pay for a boat ride along the river 

Ginger Beancurd...I love it. There was a lot of ginger in it!! 

A part of the river with boats waiting for the customers to board

A walk around the village. It was an eye-opener to visit old villages there compared to those bustling cities 

Kids and teens painting along the river while adults relaxing there

Love this herbal pork meat. It tasted really good, I want to try again! Yummy!!

Yours truly ready to spar ... LOL