After lunch, we took a 40-min stroll to 豫园 Yu Garden. It was really crowded 😮
Soon, we felt really tired and headed into 宁波汤圆店 Ning Bo Rice Balls Shop for a break. We shared a 传统宁波汤团 Traditional Ning Bo Rice Balls (¥20 for 8). The fillings were black sesame, and it was a pretty nice dessert with thin skin and awesome fillings (hubby’s favourite!)
Once recharged, we went back for more scenery, but got defeated by the crowds and decided to head for 绿波廊 Lv Bo Lang for some afternoon tea instead 😛
We shared a 单人套点 Dim Sum Set for One (¥60) and a pot of 西湖龙井 West Lake Longjing Green Tea (¥68). The dim sum certainly looked pretty but we preferred the Longjing green tea we had in Hangzhou!
- 重蟹粉小笼 Steamed Baozi Stuffed with Crab Meat: It felt quite plasticy when we picked it up with our chopsticks 😮 It came with a spoonful full of flavourful broth, but the skin was too thick and tough, and the meat was just alright.
- 水晶虾饺 Shrimp Dumpling: The two full prawns were sweet and fresh. The skin was quite QQ but a tad too over steamed.
- 花菇包 Mushroom-shaped Bbun: This cute little bun was a bit too dry.
- 金腿小粽 Golden Ham Zongzi: Though served chilled, the glutinous rice was quite flavourful.
- 金典枣泥酥 Mashed Jujube Pastry: This was pretty good! We liked the flaky pastry and the intense jujube flavour.
- 果仁椒盐酥 Salty Nuts Pastry: This was also good, very fragrant and nutty!
- 桂花拉糕 Sweet Glutinous Rice Cake: Sticky and reminded us of 九层糕 Kuih Lapis.
We basically just nua-ed an hour here, before taking a look at the souvenir shops nearby.