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Using Chinese In the Kitchen Posted by on Jun 5, 2017

For as much as Chinese people love to cook and eat, you may be surprised to learn that kitchens in China are typically quite small and simple. Many Westerners are bummed when they move to China and find that most kitchens do not have an oven, garbage disposal, or dishwasher. That being said, people in…

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In the (Chinese) Kitchen – Cooking Terms Posted by on May 26, 2015

We’ve already spent a good amount of time in the Chinese kitchen, learning the words for kitchen appliances as well as dishes, utensils, and more. Now that you’ve got everything you need, it’s time to learn some useful Chinese vocabulary for cooking: Preparation peel (剥 – bō) cut (切 – qiè) slice (切片 – qiē…

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More Chinese Kitchen Vocabulary Posted by on Apr 30, 2015

The last post covered some basics about Chinese kitchens, including how tiny they are and vocabulary for your various appliances. Well, there’s still a lot more to talk about in the kitchen. Shopping for your kitchen can be a royal pain if you don’t know the Chinese words, so here’s some more useful kitchen vocab…

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In the (Chinese) Kitchen Posted by on Apr 28, 2015

I love to cook, and one of the things I miss most about home is being able to walk into the local grocery store, understand everything on the shelves, and then cook up a tasty meal in the kitchen. As is the case with many aspects of daily life here, things are just not so…

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