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My Favorite Chinese Dishes Posted by on Feb 19, 2020

10 Must-Try Foods in China

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you probably know by now that I really like Chinese food (我很喜欢中国菜 – wǒ hěn xǐ huān zhōng guó cài). When I first moved there, I missed my good old American food from time to time. The longer I stayed in China, though, the more I…

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7 Must-Know Questions for Eating Out in China Posted by on May 16, 2019

If you’re at a beginner level of Chinese, one of the most intimidating experiences is going out to a local restaurant. You show up to a crowded, noisy place and glance at the menu on the wall. It’s nothing but Chinese characters. The waiter asks you a question, and you have no idea what he…

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Sichuan and Hunan Cuisine Posted by on Apr 3, 2019

Sichuan and Hunan Cuisine

After learning all about Cantonese cuisine last month, we’re shifting towards western China to explore the rich flavors of this region. When it comes to the food from western China, the two most notable examples are certainly Sichuan cuisine (四川菜 – sì chuān cài) and Hunan cuisine (湖南菜 – hú nán cài). Let’s head west and delve…

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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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A Common Chinese Menu Posted by on Nov 30, 2015

When I first got to China with zero Chinese abilities to speak of, I quickly realized that it was going to be difficult to eat. In most restaurants, the menu lacks pictures or English translations. Plus, oftentimes when there is some English on the menu, it is totally incomprehensible. What exactly are you going to…

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All About Chinese Food Posted by on Mar 20, 2014

China is famous for many things – the Great Wall, giant pandas, kung fu, and of course, the food. Chinese cuisine is popular all around the world, and for good reason. The Chinese take great pride in their food, and they love it when foreigners rave about how delicious it is. Throughout the years here…

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