there were stalls selling choc that were to die for...rows and rows of choc to make u drool over the display counter. luckily snow white was too busy savouring her apple to be tempted by the chocolates.
it was really good fun window shopping all the 75 stalls. there were stalls selling sausages
handicrafts, wooden toys, puppets, soft toys, christmas ornaments, scarves, lamps, ceramics, chinaware, EVERYTHING!the list goes on and on. the salesmen and salesladies were very friendly too, they willingly post for pictures and even allow us to take photos of their merchants.
this is Victoria Square, one of Birmingham's landmark. went searching for some public art i read about on the web.
when u see the word 'dumpling' u would think of shui jiao, a chinese delicacy stuffed with minced meat rite? i wanted to try out these "Bavarian Dumpling in Vanila Sauce" but since i cant eat beef ( for religious reasons) i had to make sure the minced meat used isnt beef.
" what meat do u use for the dumplings?"
"it is sweet"
k, i thought the lady was some non- brits whose english wasnt very good and hence didnt get my question, or that sweet is some sort of germany animal that i've never heard of. so i proceed on asking :
" no, no, i mean what animal's meat do u use? ANIMAL " and thought sanctimonuosly that i phrased the question quite well, she should understand now.
"sweet!!!" she repeated that a few more times and got really frustrated and turned to her partner for help.
the man pleasantly came over and explained to me as if talking to a little kid;
" it's dumpling stuffed with marmalade, it's SWEET, not ANIMAL, sweet is not animal, girl. "
fried mushrooms Linh with the heart-shape gingerbread i bought
i was soooooo embarrassed that i thanked the man and left immediately.
after our christmas market trip, we made our way to Selfridges, a department store with the most peculiar shape i've ever seen. looks like a giant mushroom covered with thumb pins. it was packed full of shoppers. another place where poor students like us can only afford to window shop.
me and linh on our way back, taking the train, at 2pm. Linh's going to the Chrismas Ball so we had to return early.