Both Bamboo Guest house and No. 73 lodge have breakfast, lunch and dinner options. I would recommend the local food. All the vegetables are organic and grown on the property.
The guesthouse provided a local breakfast consisting of congee (a rice porridge) with pickles and egg, mantou (fluffy buns) and fresh fruit.
They cook the best local food! For lunch and dinner we just had to tell the staff when we wanted to eat and 30 minutes later we had an array of vegetables, rice, meat and egg in front of us. The sound of the flowing creek and the atmosphere of chickens, dogs and ducks roaming around the village was so relaxing and enjoyable.
Bamboo is an amazing vegetable and super accessible in China and Asia in general. Bamboo is a type of grass. And actually the fastest growing plant in the world. Certain types of bamboo grow faster than others – and have been found to grow up to 91 centimetres a day! That’s right, you read it correctly. A DAY!
How to eat bamboo; you can only eat the shoots of the bamboo. The shoots need to be peeled as they have a thick layer of outer husk, similar to corn. Inside you will find a tender core which needs to be boiled.
3 important reasons why you should eat more bamboo;
- Bamboo is very low in calories. With only 13 calories and half a gram of fat in one cup of bamboo shoots, that is one vegetable you have seconds and thirds of without feeling bad.
- A serving of bamboo shoots will provide you with about 10% of your daily requirement of fibre. A diet high in fibre has been shown to both lower cholesterol and also helps digestion and improves the sensation of feeling full.
- Bamboo is high in potassium, which is a fundamental mineral that the body relies on heavily to function optimally. Potassium helps to lower blood pressure by balancing out the destructive effects of salt. Your kidneys help to control your blood pressure by controlling the amount of fluid stored in your body. The more fluid you have in your body, the higher your blood pressure is.