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A Guide to the Chinese Lantern Festival Posted by on Feb 19, 2019

A Guide to the Chinese Lantern Festival

Today marks the fifteenth and final day of the Spring Festival. Known as the Lantern Festival (元宵节 – yuán xiāo jié), the Chinese name can be broken down as such – the character 元 refers to the first lunar month, and 宵 means “night.” A full moon shines brightly on this night, but that’s not the only light you’ll…

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Real Chinese Food – Dessert Posted by on May 5, 2016

We’ve just about run the gamut of real Chinese food, having covered breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and drinks. I hope you’ve still got room for more, because we can’t finish this series without talking about dessert (甜点 – tián diǎn). Sweets may not come to mind when you think of Chinese cuisine, but that doesn’t mean they…

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