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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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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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Chinese Rocket Fuel AKA Baijiu Posted by on Jun 12, 2014

Recently, I penned an intimate love letter to Chinese dumplings. Boiled, steamed, or fried, these tasty little morsels are without a doubt my favorite thing about going out to eat in China. It’s not all smiles at a Chinese dinner table, though, so today we must tell the other side of the story. Binge Drinking…

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Learn 30 Chinese Words for Drinks in 2 Minutes Posted by on Jan 23, 2014

Ok so it might take you a little longer than two minutes to remember all of these words, but this video will give you the chance to watch, listen, and repeat 30 Chinese words for drinks. Learning food and drink vocabulary is essential when studying a language, as you don’t want to be left hungry…

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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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