Black Sesame Kitchen was founded in 2008 by internationally renowned Chef and food writer, Jen Lin-Liu, author of best-selling cook-book “Serve the People – A Stir-fried Journey through China.” Located in one of Beijing’s most traditional and beautiful hutongs, Black Sesame Kitchen is a wonderful place to take Chinese cooking classes with style. If you… Read more »
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Posts Categorized: Dining Experiences in China
This past Tuesday night WildChina attended the fifth annual Time Out Food Awards to see how fared our favorite Beijing restaurants. The invitation-only event was held in the stunning new restaurant, Brasserie Flo. Actually, stunning doesn’t quite cut it–let’s go with jaw-dropping. Our approach to the gilded, iron-wrought gates was peppered with comments like, “Uh,… Read more »
WildChina just launched Gastronomic Tour of China with Fuchsia Dunlop, a 12 day culinary trip throughout China. From October 13-24, 2012, participants will visit the imperial capitals of Beijing and Xian – home to the Great Wall and Terracotta Warriors – travel to the southwestern province of Sichuan and then on to Shanghai + Hangzhou…. Read more »
WildChina is pleased to announce that Fuchsia Dunlop will be leading Gastronomic Tour of China from October 13-24, 2012. This 12-day journey will visit the imperial capitals of Beijing and Xian – home to the Great Wall and Terracotta Warriors – travel to the southwestern province of Sichuan and then on to Shanghai to soak… Read more »
When I was nine years old, I read Pearl S. Buck’s book, The Good Earth. From that point to the day I arrived in China, I dreamed of a China gridded with fields and earthen homes. Living in Beijing, Buck’s China is nowhere to be seen. One day, my explorations of home-style recipes led me… Read more »
With the launch of Cityscapes & Countrysides: An Intimate Look at China and Vietnam, WildChina is setting out to learn a a bit more about Vietnamese food that our future guests will experience on this cross-border adventure. We rang up our good friends over at Susu, Beijing’s favorite Vietnamese restaurant. The idea to start a… Read more »
Shimen (石门) County of Changde (常德) prefecture in Hunan province — On a trip through Hunan to learn home-style recipes, the train from Changsha passes flooded rice fields gridding the landscape. A mixture of earthen homes and tile-faced two-story homes perch themselves in between. It is the weekend and students have packed the train, having bought standing… Read more »
Shanghai, China— Prior to living and traveling China, I’d never cooked a whole fish. My mother always bought whole fish then fried, baked, broiled, or boiled it for our family, but much to her dismay, I’ve been the sort who buys the fillet of salmon or halibut to grill on a pan. I’ve just always found the idea… Read more »
Hangzhou, located in the lower Yangzte region, has always been renowned for its excellent green tea, and is often associated with Chinese monks, intellectuals and scholars who spent their time meditating in temples and conversing in teahouses and beautifully landscaped gardens. On a cold, snowy morning, we visited a tea farm in Longjing, in… Read more »
Wow! Last night we sat down to eat at Heping Yiyuan, a favorite spot of WildChina’s guests for an elegant tea ceremony or lunch. Typically the eggplant that we make at home or get out at a Chinese restaurant– while deliciously flavoured–is a tad on the mushy side. This eggplant was entirely different. Slightly crisp… Read more »