Tag Archives: Chinese cuisine

Let’s Talk about Chinese Food: Regional Differences

In one of our previous posts we’ve briefly discussed the main characteristics of Chinese cuisine, but in today’s post we shall venture even further. There are four, five, eight or even twelve schools of Chinese cuisine (depending on who you ask, really); for the sake of brevity we’ll tackle just four: they are Beijing, Sichuan, Read More…

Eating Out: What Exactly is the Fuwuyuan Saying?

  In our last post we looked at some tips that will help you maintain your cool when dinning out in China. Well, sadly, just looking cool isn’t enough these days; in order to impress your date, you’ll also have to utter some Chinese phrases. But, hold your horses, if you want to know exactly Read More…

Eating Out: How to Handle Yourself

If you are living in China, you are probably, like me, eating out for most of the time; the food is rather cheap, fast, tasty, and (sometimes) healthy. We’ve collected some cultural tips that will make your dinning experience even more enjoyable: First of all, expect people smoking everywhere: China is a smoker’s paradise and Read More…

Let’s Talk About Noodles

Did you know that Chinese noodles used to be shaped like pancakes? I didn’t, but yes, apparently it wasn’t until Tang dynasty (618-917) that the noodles became noodles or 面 Miàn. Today, noodles come in all shapes and sizes, with each region being famous for its own specialty. I like noodles, but I used to Read More…

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