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Chinese Street Food: The Guide

Did you know Hong Kong’s street food stalls made the Michelin list not too far back? If Chinese street food listed is in the prestigious guide, you know it’s gotta be good. But with so many options to choose from, where do you start? Not to worry, we’re here to help. With this drool-worthy list of 9 Chinese […]

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5 Lantern Festival must-do activities

As you may know, today is the Lantern Festival in China! [zh zh=”元宵节快乐!” py=”Yuánxiāojié kuàilè!” en=”Happy Lantern Festival!“] Lantern Festival marks the last day of the Spring Festival and officially ends the Chinese New Year celebrations. This fun festival is mostly celebrated at nighttime to see the colorful lanterns flying high in the dark sky.In addition […]

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Chinese Halloween: ready for some Chinese ghosts?

This year, Nincha chose to celebrate Chinese halloween — well, to dress up in a very Chinese halloween costume: he’s a 僵尸. Jiangshis are scary zombie-like creatures that prey on living creatures to steal their Qi! Brrr.. ^^

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国庆节快乐! Happy National Holiday!

It’s China’s National Holiday!

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Chinese culture Vocabulary

Chinese wedding: four words for ultimate good-luck

So you’re marrying into a Chinese family. Congrats! Do you know what’s likely to show up on your bed on your Chinese wedding day? Fruit. Lots of it. Sound strange? It isn’t, really, once you understand why some fruits are associated with good luck and babies. So how did four fruits come to be seen […]

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Chopsticks: Where to put down your chopsticks

The other night, we were at a (really good!) Chinese restaurant with a Chinese friend and her Chinese colleague. Feeling a bit self-conscious as we didn’t know this colleague very well, we were really focused on our Chinese table manners. Handling our chopsticks properly particularly came to mind. During dinner, one question arose: where do […]