Wondering where you could get into the festive cheer in China? Look no further!
Baffled by the non-existent dessert menu in Chinese restaurants? Look out for these yummy desserts in your next trip!
News and media about China today would have you thinking that China is an unapologetically capitalist country that has abandoned its cultural and spiritual roots. However, while the modern Chinese are not generally known to be deeply religious or spiritual, it’s still, after all, the birthplace of Taoism and has played an important part in the development and diffusion of Buddhism.
Wondering what are the Do's and Don'ts in China? Keep these in mind and impress your new Chinese friends!
Though many civilizations along the fabled Silk Road claim to have invented noodles, scribes of the Han dynasty were the first to document what was fast becoming a Han China staple dish. Over successive dynasties, the consumption of noodles evolved and spread throughout the Celestial Empire where different regions interpreted and molded noodle consumption to fit local mores and tastes.
Ever wondered why the Chinese often look younger than they really are? Here are some of their secrets to everlasting beauty.
Beijing has some of the finest restaurants in the world serving delicious Chinese food, but with the good comes the…weird? Yes, Beijing offers foodies a mouthful weird and wonderful culinary experiences.
Given the large southern Chinese diaspora and Canton chef’s dominance in the kitchens of the world, Cantonese food is today a global commodity. Indeed, if you haven’t been to China, what you deem “Chinese food” might well be Cantonese in origin. The eclectic if distinctive fare of the Middle Kingdom’s Deep South is one (if not the) most revered of all China’s Eight Culinary Traditions, unmatched in the clarity of its flavours and its appealing presentation. Nowadays it’s enjoyed nationwide in China, from Beijing to Shanghai. But to taste the real deal you’ll need to head to Guangdong’s provincial capital Guangzhou, a city where eating out is more a religion than a means of sustenance.
If you find yourself working in Shanghai, it may be hard to leave the city. Vacations are few and far in between, and national holidays are never a good time to travel. However, there are a few trips you can take just during the weekend, and one of the few I took was from Shanghai to Xi Tang and Hangzhou. Both of these places definitely deserved more time, but if you're short on time, you can see a good chunk of these 2 cities. Here's what I did in 1 day in Xi Tang.
Who says it's hard being a vegetarian in Beijing? These 7 restaurants will impress even the most devoted meat eater.
Travelling with kids can be tough, but with the variety of attractions and activities to do and see, China is perfect for a family vacation. From amusement parks to seeing pandas, this beautiful country offers the entire family. Here are a few destinations in China that both children and their parents will love.
China has long been associated with tea, "the China drink" as europeans once dubbed it. Indeed, cha remains the most popular beverage, served with food or between meals as ritualized, social practise. But China is big, its culture rich, and thus it logically produces all manner of means to wet-your-whistle. Here are some of the thirst-quenchers popular in the Middle Kingdom today.
For tea aficionados, travelling for tea brings about the same heady buzz that wine lovers get when visiting vineyards. Legends of the origins of tea abound, and the most popular goes back in time to 2737 BC...
Guangxi is a gem in Southern China with landscapes that will take your breath away.
Shanghai is one of the most expensive cities in China, but to truly get a look into a city you don’t have to break the bank. Here are 7 places in Shanghai that you can explore for free!
In a nation of tea drinkers, is there really such a thing as good coffee? Well yes, absolutely! And there's where you can get your cuppa in Shanghai.
Qing China guarded the secret of tea cultivation closely and no foreigners were allowed to stray from designated treaty ports where tea, as well as porcelain and silk, were traded under close supervision. Then along came Scottish botanist Robert Fortune, a kind of Victorian 007 who was able to infiltrate the Bohea Hills (as Mount Wuyi was known to the West) committing an act of industrial espionage that would change the world – he learned the secrets of tea cultivation and transported the plant to India, thus ending a Chinese monopoly that had persisted for over two millennia.
Foodies from all around the world flock to China to experience the unique flavors of this incredible country. From the salty yet simple flavors of the north to the hot and spicy flavors of central China, every region has its specific taste which foodies love. If you’re a foodie, here are some of our favorite Chinese dishes from all over the country for you to try.
Shanghai is home to the finest dumplings in the world. Say hi to Xiao Long Bao and Sheng Jian Bao.
Arguably one of the best thing about traveling is eating different and new cuisine! However, would you be up for eating chicken embryo?