Pastry, japanese food and TCM Gua Sha!

What have I been doing last few days? Well…. eating these! The most famous pastry and bubble tea/coffee place in shanghai “85 degrees”. Look all the varieties of breads


mini cheesecakes and puddings


mini cheese bowls


more breads: with both savory and sweet fillings


big sections of cakes… they’re all pretty and super yummy~~


the store is really crowded all the time!


Me enjoying the flavored bubble tea πŸ˜‰


I’ve also been going to hair salon pretty often πŸ˜‰


Japanese food is one of my favorite cuisine (in addition to vietnamese and korean) so I’ve been eating it too

Look how fresh is the sashimi


grilled meat (chicken, beef and pork)


stir fry veggies


chicken congee


spicy beef ramen


grilled fish


All these food for 2 girls! πŸ˜€


Finally I’ve been under chinese medicine as I mentioned before. Look my arms and chest

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Don’t be afraid. This treatment is called Gua Sha. There’sΒ a movie about that.

Gua Sha therapy is closely related to the theory of meridians, one of the most important Chinese medical theories. The theory of meridians provides not only the theoretical foundation for diagnosis, but also guides treatments such as acupuncture, massage, Qigong and Gua Sha.

The meridians (经 jing) and collaterals (络 luo) are pathways in which Qi and blood circulate. They form a specific network that communicates with the internal organs and limbs and connects the upper to the lower and the exterior to the interior portions of the body. Β According to Chinese medicine, when external coldness or negative energy invades the body a disease develops. Thus people will have some physical discomfort such as dizziness, vomiting and pain. Gua sha can stimulate blood flow and remove coldness, negative energy, toxic-heat and lymphatic fluid from the body through the skin. Through the process, more blood serum is produced, thus improving the body’s immune system.

Less than a week before I go back to US. I’ll make sure to BUY enough, EAT enough, PLAY enough and SLEEP enough!!! πŸ˜†

Q: Have you treated by alternative medicine?


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24 responses to “Pastry, japanese food and TCM Gua Sha!

  1. It truly sounds like you are having the time of your life!
    Minus the rash on your body. Or should I say, treatment? Reading your description is quite interesting. To me it sounds almost ridiculous. However, I have heard good things about Chinese Medicine, and I don’t feel that I have any right to say anything about it until I learn more. I look forward to some information from you this year!

    Enjoy your last several days, I know you will. Bring me home one of each of the above items (bread, pudding, cheesecake, and regular cakes) please!

  2. chinese medicine is the BOMB dot com! i get acupuncture and it totally helps my migraines! love it!!
    wow that sushi looks SO fresh and the stir fries too!

  3. Wow Gua sha sounds interesting!
    That looks like some yummy food! Did you two manage to eat all that? (Me and my mom probably could have haha)

  4. The pastries & the food look soooo amazing!

    And thanks for the info about the gua sha treatment!

    Enjoy the rest of your stay!

  5. OMG, that bread looks fabulous! And that other food looks amazing as well. I’m so jealous! πŸ™‚

    How interesting about Chinese medicine. There’s obviously science and research behind it, so I’d definitely try it out if I had the chance.


  6. I have always been interested in Chinese medicine. I would love to get acupuncture one day. All of your eats look totally amazing πŸ™‚

  7. Those pastries look delicious!! I’ve never tried Chinese medicine but have always been curious about it! I would be willing to try it one day!

  8. What a great looking bakery! I saw some of the same things at a Japanese Bakery the other day; now i regret getting something!

  9. omg that sashimi looks so good! and i love how pretty chinese bakery cakes are. i live in chinatown in chicago and i see these cute inidividual portion cakes all the time. one day…one day..i’m going to get one (or two) and eat it! – shared of course πŸ™‚

    glad you’re having a good time girl!

  10. lesouefsbrouilles

    oooo pastries and breads. yummy!!

    those red bruises looking things look scary! but i believe you and that it’s okay =)

  11. Is Gua Sha similar to moxa? It sounds interesting, in any case.
    I’ve used several alternative therapies, but have not tried Chinese medicine before. I’m interested in finding out more about it, and would like to try acupuncture.
    I hope these therapies help you feel better than ever!

  12. I truly want to jump into my computer right now and eat all that food!

    Chinese medicine sounds so interesting, but your body looks sore!!! :0

  13. Chinese medicine sounds so interesting, I’ve heard so many good things about it! All that food looks incredible…the pastries are all gorgeous and that sashimi looks so fresh!

  14. I absolutely LOVE bubble tea!

    Just found your blog, can’t wait to keep reading!

  15. amazing! you are killing me with those delicious looking treats! that treatment looks intense, but interesting, i love alternative medicine! (alternative being anything my regular American DR wouldn’t do) πŸ™‚

  16. Whoa! Love the Asian pastries and breads! There is nothing quite like Asian desserts!
    Ack, sorry about the rash…I’ve had a few acupuncture appointments before, and I know these ancient remedies can work miracles.

  17. Oh those pastries!!

    And I LOVE those mushrooms in the stir fry. I don’t know what kind they are, but I only ever had them in China. So magnificent.

  18. Ok, it’s official, I need to take a trip to Shanghai with you!

    So interesting to hear about your alternative medicine treatments. I haven’t tried a whole lot of alternative medicine, although I use ayurvedic guru salve after running and drink herbal teas.

  19. All that sashimi is making my mouth water!! I LOVE salmon sashimi. ENJOY your last few moments of vacation, Coco!

    We went to Cocoa Beach today and I thought of you πŸ™‚

  20. I’m all for natural and alternative medicine. I’m treating my endometriosis with raw food veganism and exercise. I recently got off all medication and now don’t need a surgery!

  21. 😯 So many goodies! I love savory cakes. All of the food looks super yummy, too! I love seeing all the pictures of China (and its foooood). πŸ™‚

  22. wow, coco, those breads and pastries look amazing! you always find the good stuff!!!

  23. everything looks delicious. I’ve done Gua Sha on my grandpa before, at first it was scary because I was afraid of hurting him, but he likes it!

    So do I πŸ™‚

  24. you can say that alternative medicine is cheaper too and usually comes from natural sources .:~

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