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China Zhengzhou Food Mall

22 April 2018

Named in my honor

The modern malls and great food of Zhengzhou

Tonight I went to........ David Plaza! They finally named a giant shopping mall in my honor, and what a mall it was, the best mall I ever went to in China. I looked around for a ribbon to cut but could not find one. I will have someone killed for failing to respect Mr David.

Since I walked so far earlier and since I was starving and since I have to get up early tomorrow to move cities I did not go very far this evening. First of all I wandered around some closing dirty markets selling polyester tracksuits, then I admired some strange wiring at eye level that threatened to kill me, and then I spotted the mighty David Plaza.
Like a black obelisk of awesome rising from the detritus, I had found my Mecca.

Inside was everything, well actually I only went to the food floors on 11 - 15 and also B1. I had dinner on 11, then explored the other floors and then finally I was amazed at the huge amount of extended floor area in the basement, with the new winner for the greatest supermarket I have ever been to, all in the plaza named after me.

China-Zhengzhou-Food-Mall - First of all, I wandered around this whole labyrinth of a fire trap, it was just shutting, which is unusual as most things stay open late, again I sus

First of all, I wandered around this whole labyrinth of a fire trap, it was just shutting, which is unusual as most things stay open late, again I suspect this place doesnt really rely on the individual shopper.


China-Zhengzhou-Food-Mall - There was a crappy looking food court in a mystery hidden basement accessible only via emergency exit stairs. Tonight I did not want to peak to early

There was a crappy looking food court in a mystery hidden basement accessible only via emergency exit stairs. Tonight I did not want to peak to early and have food regrets later, as tonight is my last chance for a meal in ZZ.


China-Zhengzhou-Food-Mall - To placate my hunger I decided to purchase some ancient mixed lollies, I think I was the first person to ever buy any.

To placate my hunger I decided to purchase some ancient mixed lollies, I think I was the first person to ever buy any.


China-Zhengzhou-Food-Mall - It must be shift change time for the furry.

It must be shift change time for the furry.


China-Zhengzhou-Food-Mall - Pineapples everywhere.

Pineapples everywhere.


China-Zhengzhou-Food-Mall - This is my head, crossing the road on a pedestrian overpass, and becoming entangled in a huge mess of wires. They were no more than 5 feet above the w

This is my head, crossing the road on a pedestrian overpass, and becoming entangled in a huge mess of wires. They were no more than 5 feet above the walkway, everyone would have to duck under them. I just cut through them all with my machete.


China-Zhengzhou-Food-Mall - And there she is, isnt she beautiful? DAVID PLAZA! Why is it a she if its named David? The English language is stupid.

And there she is, isnt she beautiful? DAVID PLAZA! Why is it a she if its named David? The English language is stupid.


China-Zhengzhou-Food-Mall - Out the front they have placed a butterfly house. It was shut. I suspect the butterflies all flew off because there is no double door airlock thing to

Out the front they have placed a butterfly house. It was shut. I suspect the butterflies all flew off because there is no double door airlock thing to keep them in there.


China-Zhengzhou-Food-Mall - I had to study the floor plan in detail because there were so many restaurant floor choices.

I had to study the floor plan in detail because there were so many restaurant floor choices.


China-Zhengzhou-Food-Mall - There is no doubt, China wins the world championship of casual eating venues for solo travellers. I could have eaten in any one of 50 places.

There is no doubt, China wins the world championship of casual eating venues for solo travellers. I could have eaten in any one of 50 places.


China-Zhengzhou-Food-Mall - I settled on this very very delicious beef noodle soup with all the condiments. Top quality, tomato and chilli base, I added lots of chilli and vinega

I settled on this very very delicious beef noodle soup with all the condiments. Top quality, tomato and chilli base, I added lots of chilli and vinegar, great noodles, peanuts and pickled vegetables, no regrets!


China-Zhengzhou-Food-Mall - Then I headed to the basement, there had to be 100 casual eating places down here. Lots of them dessert focused but also dinner places with benches an

Then I headed to the basement, there had to be 100 casual eating places down here. Lots of them dessert focused but also dinner places with benches and stools to sit at. I could come back here for months and not exhaust all the options


China-Zhengzhou-Food-Mall - Next up, the supermarket, notice it not only has a huge bakery, but behind it tables and chairs. They will cook you dinner in here, noodle bars, sushi

Next up, the supermarket, notice it not only has a huge bakery, but behind it tables and chairs. They will cook you dinner in here, noodle bars, sushi bars, ma la tang, pizza that actually looked really good. It was very depressing....because in Australia we have Coles and Woolworths, where you can buy washing detergent and bread pre prepared in Ireland before being 'finished' in Australia.


China-Zhengzhou-Food-Mall - Where as China has a fruit salad bar, old women were busy cutting it up fresh to order, I selected from one of the pre cut options. I always enjoy fru

Where as China has a fruit salad bar, old women were busy cutting it up fresh to order, I selected from one of the pre cut options. I always enjoy fruit salad in Asia.


China-Zhengzhou-Food-Mall - Now this is a crap photo, but its here because of the technology. Inside the door of this coke fridge is a semi translucent full motion screen showing

Now this is a crap photo, but its here because of the technology. Inside the door of this coke fridge is a semi translucent full motion screen showing ads. You can see the drinks in the fridge, through the screen. Occasionally the image on the screen was a kind of augmented reality for the drinks behind the screen, other times like now, it shows coke being poured into a glass of ice.


Tomorrow I go to Xian. Often Xian has an apostrophe in it, Xi'an, That is the first and last time I will type it like that. It is not very far to Xian but to get to the right bullet train station I am taking a short ride on a bullet train between ZZ bullet train stations and then waiting at the West ZZ station for my BT (bullet train) to XN (Xian), got it?

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