Tag Archives: Chinese food

Hot – to die for

Everyone that knows me, knows of my outstanding affair with spicy food. It started with adding just that extra spoon of 辣椒 (LàJiāo – hot pepper) to every bowl of noodles that I came across to, to buying my own Mexican habanero sauces – ready to be used on every occasion. When I am faced with Read More…

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…

Let’s Talk about Chinese Food

  If loves goes through the stomach, then certainly, the way to loving (and knowing) China is through Chinese cuisine. But, “it’s complicated”: Food has always played an important role in China (and let’s be honest, food plays an important role everywhere, but after answering to 你吃饭了吗 for the umpteenth time, you might agree that 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…

Hot Pot 101

It’s that time of the year; the weather is cold and you are always in the constant search for your next bowl of hot liquids (possibly with noodles). Well, let me tell you all, hot pot is in! For those of you who don’t have the slightest of what I am talking about, do read 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…

Let’s Talk About Jiaozi

It is said that culturally, China is divided into Northern and Southern China; there are also other differences: sense of humor, people’s character (hard in the North, and soft in the South); the fact that the North enjoys central heating throughout the winter (while we are stuck with a dry (useless) A/C here, South of Read More…

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