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Dining Etiquette in China

Table Manners; Dining Etiquette in China

For this column’s last outing, we look at something not often associated with the everyday Chinese dining experience; etiquette and table manners....

King of Vegetables; Chinese Cabbage’s Magical Powers

Chinese cabbage, or Da Bai Cai (大白菜), may be to most people, boring and insignificant. That it is even on the table...
Table Manners; Dining Etiquette in China

Table Manners; Dining Etiquette in China

For this column’s last outing, we look at something not often associated with the everyday Chinese dining experience; etiquette and table manners....
noodles or pasta

The Great Debate: Noodles or Pasta; Which Came First?

Xi’an, meaning “Western Peace”; the first of China’s four great capitals and what remains the country’s noodle mecca. Known as Chang’an during the Tang...
Trusty Lotus Root

The Trusty Lotus Root

There are two kinds of lotus varieties; one with pink or white flower (Chinese lotus), Nelumbo nuceifera, which is found in Asia and northern Australia;...
the goji god

The Goji God; Worshipped for Liver Vitality

Otherwise known as Wolfberry or Lycium Barbarum, the Goji berry is native to Asia, and has been used as a foodstuff and...

Shanghai Decadence

Before venturing north, south or west, after I first arrived in China, east was my first port of call; magical Shanghai in...

Chinese Imperial Cuisine

Since this column is dedicated to the discovery and discussion of quirky and unusual Chinese food, it makes it quite the challenge...
Dried Lily

Dried Lily; The Antidote Gift from the Gods for Everything

The Day Lily (干百合) is beautiful, fragrant, medicinal and edible, an elegant flower that blooms once a day and has for the...
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