Top Popular Chinese Dishes: for all travelers coming to China

27/05/2014
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With thousands of years’ development, Chinese dishes are indispensable to its culture, presently enjoying world-wide fame and a positive reputation. Here we recommend the following top popular Chinese dishes.

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Travel Tips Books about China(1)

03/06/2011
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These are great books of travel stories written by “Laowai” who had much experience with China and Chinese people.

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Beijing Snacks: Xiaochi

12/04/2011
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Chinese Xiaochi are important food and snacks, also known as street food in China. They are sold especially on night market at special stalls or small restaurants that specialize in a few or even just one xiaochi. Served sometimes as the fourth meal of the day, it has a Chinese name of Xiaoye. Listed are commonly visited Xiaochi venues for local people in Beijing.

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Advice on Beijing Travel — from Beijing Review Magazine — since I could not find a way to comment on the magazine Web site — I will use my blog for that

04/01/2011
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Advice on Beijing Travel — from Beijing Review Magazine — since I could not find a way to comment on the magazine Web site — I will use my blog for that

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Introduction of Traditional Beijing Snacks

03/11/2010
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What are the traditional xiaochi (“small eats” or snacks) that Beijingers have been enjoying since an emperor was ensconced in the Forbidden City? There are three types of traditional snacks – imperial, Han, and Hui. Aiwowo, an imperial candy, is a sugar-filled ball of glutinous rice and a favorite of the Empress Cixi, while tangshaobing (brown-sugar biscuits) was the granola bar for Hui Muslims on the road. From Han kitchens, luzhu huoshao is the cheap folk version of slow-braised pork belly. These snacks have been around for at least one to two hundred years; at one point there were over 300 varieties to tempt city folk. The number has dwindled drastically, and waning popularity has meant fewer and fewer shops sell authentic Beijing-style xiaochi.

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Today, Chinese people celebrate the Double Ninth Festival 2010

15/10/2010
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The “Chong Yang Festival” is celebrated on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month, and it is as such known as the Double Ninth Festival.

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Chinese Eating and Drinking Customs

30/09/2010
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Chinese Eating and Drinking Customs

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Farewell to Beijing City

28/09/2010
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This is the Beijing travel review of Phillip Jacenstedt, and he had been stayed in Beijing for three months. Before he went to his homeland, he worte the following article to farewell.

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What food Muslim’s can or cannot eat?

15/09/2010
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Muslims can’t drink alcohol, and can’t eat port products or meat from animals with claws, such as cats and lizards.

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How was the Chinese Emperor’s Life in the Ancient Time

03/09/2010
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According to the studies on Qing Dynasty archieves, the emperor’s routine life was very clocklike. Except significant national ceremonies, the general scenario is as follows:

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Well-famous Jiaozi restaurant in Beijing!

06/08/2010
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This jiaozi (dumpling) restaurant will blow your mind. I would make a trip to Beijing just for this restaurant. (OK, only if I were already in China. But still.) They are the freshest-tasting jiaozi I’ve ever had, and the selection of fillings is enormous.

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Tofu Utopia: all kinds of Toufu in China

04/08/2010
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Rich in protein, calcium and many other nutrients, tofu (beancurd) has always been thought of as a botanical meat substitute. Thus it has long been one of the most important foods for vegetarians in China. For more than 2,000 years tofu been included in cold dishes, hot dishes, stews, hot pots, soups, desserts and even as stuffing in dumplings.

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