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Experiencing a Chinese Beer Festival Posted by on Aug 7, 2019

Summer (夏季 – xià jì) is in full swing in China. All across the country, people are doing their best to stay cool. For some middle-aged men, that means exposing their stomach in what’s known as the “Beijing Bikini” (北京比基尼 – běi jīng bǐ jī ní). Many families flock to water parks (水上乐园 – shuǐ…

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How to Handle Drinking in China Posted by on Jul 17, 2019

One of the first words I (and many other foreigners, for that matter) learned in China was “Cheers!” (干杯 – gān bēi). It’s no secret that drinking is a big part of the culture here. Whether you’re a 中国人 or a 老外, glasses are raised and clinked all the time in the Middle Kingdom. Things…

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How to Order a Beer in Chinese Posted by on Apr 30, 2018

How to Order a Beer in Chinese

People have been drinking beer (啤酒 – pí jiǔ) for thousands of years in China. As a matter of fact, recent archaeological discoveries show that villagers in China were making a beer-like beverage as far back as 7,000 BC! Beer comes second only to tea in China when it comes to beverage consumption. China also surpassed…

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Drinking in China Posted by on Dec 5, 2017

Eating in China can be quite the experience. From mouth-numbing Sichuan hot pot, to Beijing roast duck, to all sorts of funky snacks in street markets, there’s never a dull culinary moment in the Middle Kingdom. All that food makes you thirsty, though, so today we’re going to take a closer look at drinking in…

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Chinese Beer Posted by on Nov 21, 2016

When it comes to booze, there’s no doubt that it’s all about the baijiu (白酒 – bái jiǔ) in China. This traditional Chinese liquor – which bears an uncanny resemblance to rocket fuel – is the drink of choice at functions like business dinners and weddings. You can’t always slam glasses of something that’s 45-50%…

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Real Chinese Food – Drinks Posted by on Apr 5, 2016

We’ve been learning a lot about real Chinese food over the last few months, so put down the orange chicken and fortune cookies right now and go back to review the previous posts: Breakfast Lunch Dinner Snacks As you can see, there’s no shortage of delicious food available at all times of the day in…

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Culture Shock in China – Drinking Posted by on May 12, 2013

In case you missed the first installment of our “Culture Shock in China” series, you ought to go back and read about the culture shock associated with food and dining out in China (from an American’s perspective). Of course, you can’t talk about food without talking about drinks. As such, today I’ll share my culture…

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