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Warm Up with Chinese Hot Pot Posted by on Dec 18, 2017

Sichuan and Hunan Cuisine

Winter is in coming, and temperatures are falling fast. This is especially true in the northern part of China – it’s already hovering around 0 degrees Celsius in Beijing and it’s far, far below zero in the provincial capital of Harbin. Coupled with the awful air pollution, this can lead to a serious sense of…

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An Intro to Sichuan Cuisine Posted by on Oct 19, 2017

If you’ve ever been to a Chinese restaurant, chances are you’ve seen something labeled as “Szechuan” before. This is the outdated spelling (similar to Peking for Beijing) of Sichuan (四川 – sì chuān), which is a province in southwest China. However you spell it, this corner of China is responsible for some of the country’s…

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Chengdu Day Two Video Posted by on Aug 23, 2017

Chengdu Day Two Video

After a busy first day exploring the city of Chengdu, it’s time to head out to see China’s national treasure – the giant panda. Spend the morning at the breeding research base, where you’ll see plenty of pandas munching on bamboo. Then enjoy a hot pot dinner and some Sichaun opera with its famous face…

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72 Hours in Chengdu (Part Two) Posted by on Aug 21, 2017

72 Hours in Chengdu (Part Two)

Our short visit to Sichuan’s capital of Chengdu has been a good one so far. The first day gave a good glimpse into both the ancient and modern sides of the city, as we saw the countless skyscrapers going up around Tianfu Square and took in the local culture at the People’s Park. For the…

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A Busy Day in Chengdu Posted by on Oct 13, 2012

Join me on a stroll through Chengdu, the capital of southwest China’s Sichuan province, as we visit the YMCA, Wenshu Monastery, and the Immaculate Conception Church during the day. In the evening, chow down on some Sichuan style hot pot, and then stroll the alleyways for some shopping, snacking, and drinking. 文殊院 – wén shū…

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My Last Vacation (Part One) Posted by on Sep 13, 2012

Recently I covered some useful vocabulary and phrases for planning a vacation. Well, today I’m going to tell you about my last vacation… in Chinese. For those of you more advanced folks, or those who are really focusing on practicing your reading of Chinese characters, the first part is for you. It is the first…

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