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Chinese Restaurant Cheat Sheet Posted by on Nov 27, 2017

Chinese Restaurant Cheat Sheet

One of the most overwhelming experiences for newcomers to China is walking into a local restaurant and seeing a menu full of nothing but Chinese characters. I remember being terrified in my first few weeks in China every time I walked into such a place. How was I going to order? What if I ended…

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3 Meals in China Posted by on Jun 1, 2017

One question people always have about China is “What is Chinese food really like?” Many are well aware that the kind of Chinese food that is available in their country isn’t quite like the real thing. There’s also that old saying that “Chinese people eat everything with four legs except the table.” So, what do…

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Real Chinese Food – Dinner Posted by on Feb 17, 2016

If you were looking for some orange chicken and fortune cookies you’ve come to the wrong place, because we’re introducing real Chinese food here. So far, we’ve taken a look at breakfast and lunch, so check those posts first if you missed out. I hope you’re still hungry, because dinner (晚餐 – wǎn cān) is…

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Don’t Go Hungry – How to Order in Chinese Posted by on Jul 2, 2014

We have to eat in order to survive. Perhaps that’s why food-related language is always at the top of any new learner’s to do list. When I first got to China and realized how little English was spoken and how it was virtually non-existent in restaurants, I quickly realized that I had to either learn…

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Scenes From a Chinese Restaurant Posted by on Nov 14, 2013

Explore a typical hole-in-the-wall, a mid-range, and a high-end restaurant in Beijing to see what REAL Chinese restaurants look like. Also, hit the streets for some amazing snacks across the country. 羊肉串儿 – yáng ròu chuàn er lamb kebabs 烤馕 - kǎo náng grilled naan bread 西红柿炒鸡蛋 – xī hóng shì chǎo jī dàn scrambled…

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Culture Shock in China (Part One) Posted by on Apr 16, 2013

Before coming to China on the day of my 23rd birthday, I had lived my entire life in the US. I had traveled to a few other countries in my youth – Italy, Greece, and Canada with my cello group, Mexico with a friend, and both the Netherlands and Jamaica to attend music festivals –…

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