So you’ve tried Chinese food from all over the country – Beijing’s famous street snacks, dim sum from Shanghai, hotpot from Sichuan, perhaps even Yunnanese cheese. But have you ever sampled Xinjiang cuisine? Never fear, WildChina is about to give you a 6-dish tour of Xinjiang, China’s next biggest foodie destination. On one of our many Silk […]
What’s the most popular dessert on social media? Lately it’s Ladurée macaroons and or Belgium chocolates with afternoon tea. Best friends gather together, sharing and savoring over fabulous flowers, fine china, and laced table decors. Here in China, we enjoy the same kind of sweet pleasure with green tea and treats. Although these pastries are […]
When you have a cultural and culinary history as long as China’s, you’ll find that a lot of customs and dishes have legends behind them. One of our favorites is the touching story of the Yunnan dish, guoqiao mixian (过桥米线) or the “Crossing the Bridge Noodles”: ____ Long ago, just south of the Yunnan city […]
A few days ago, my colleague introduced Jen Lin-Liu as a chef, writer, and owner of the a restaurant in Beijing, Black Sesame Kitchen. Tonight, I had the opportunity to go to BSK for dinner with a few friends… The location is excellent- Just a few meters from the hip and trendy Nanluoguxiang, the restaurant […]
“It’s a generational thing,” Liu says. Though previous generations of women felt pressure to cook for their families, most women today can choose.
Growing up, my parents owned a hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurant in a small town in northern Tennessee. Every day for the sixteen and a half years that this restaurant was open, I watched my dad cook delicious food while I sold, served, and ate it after school and on the weekends. However, I was “that kid” […]
The charm of these stands comes from men (typically) tending their grills, as well as the diverse clientele of the chuar stands.
When returning from a trip to China one doesn’t carry only the memory of the sights and sounds of a far-off land: a journey here is also an immersion in a world of exotic flavors and aromas.
Dining in China is a fantastic experience for the palate, with a myriad of new flavors, textures, and aromas to enjoy. However, it can be a horrifying experience for travelers with allergies. If you don’t speak Chinese, cannot understand the menu, and have no one to ask, what can you do? Trying your luck […]
The WildChina Twitter Live Q+A question series is a collection of five questions either posed or inspired by WildChina’s Twitter Live Q+A session on Wednesday, November 11. If you have questions about China Travel, follow @WildChina on Twitter and tweet us your query. We are always happy to help! This question was inspired by a […]
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