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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 – Snacks Posted by on Mar 7, 2016

Chinese candied hawthorn

We’ve already had three full meals of real Chinese food over the past few months – breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you thought we were finished there, think again – there’s always room for more food in China! Anyone who’s ever been on a bus or a train in China knows just how popular snacks…

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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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Real Chinese Food – Lunch Posted by on Jan 13, 2016

Forget those crab rangoons and General Tso’s chicken, because we’re discovering real Chinese food here on the blog. We’ve already talked about what’s on the menu for breakfast in China, so now it’s time to take a look at how the Chinese do lunch (午餐 – wǔ cān). A Fast or Big Meal Depending on the circumstances…

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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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