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Chopsticks for a More Delicious meal

As was invented in China, chopsticks are obviously the most common utensils in Chinese culture for solid foods (while soups and other liquids are enjoyed with a wide, flat-bottomed spoon which......

Chopsticks, a Symbol of Tradition

Chinese simply choose chopsticks as their tableware rather than knife and fork since Chinese people, under cultivation of Confucianism, consider knife and fork bearing sort of violence, like cold weapons.

Drinking Customs on Festivals

The important festivals of a year enjoyed by Chinese are accompanied by corresponding drinking activities, such as the "calamus wine" on Dragon Boat Festival, the chrysanthemum wine on the Double Ninth Festival and the New Year Wine on the New Year's Eve.

Breakfast-on-the-go, a Chinese Style

Though Chinese cuisine has been prevailing at the global dining table during the past several decades, Chinese breakfast might be less popular, and is felt less familiar by many non-Chinese. Although there’re plenty of culinary adventures available at the breakfast table, it is not that kind of gran

Rising Fortunes for the Coming Year

Cha Chan Teng (literally meaning tea restaurant in Cantonese) goes far beyond being a fast food choice for most Hong Kong people today; rather, it has become an indispensable part of the past living style with the richest local flavor, which is a collective memory planted deeply in Hong Konger's min

Celebrating the Chinese New Year!

Cha Chan Teng (literally meaning tea restaurant in Cantonese) goes far beyond being a fast food choice for most Hong Kong people today; rather, it has become an indispensable part of the past living style with the richest local flavor, which is a collective memory planted deeply in Hong Konger's min

It’s Congee Time

Many Chinese begin their day with a warm bowl of congee, a watery rice gruel that bears a marked resemblance to porridge...

Drinking Tea in a Kong Fu Style

Generally speaking, Chaozhou refers to Chaoshan-Guangdong area and southwest Fujian...

Fun with Fungus

Asian cooks are equally fond of fungi. Anyone who likes Chinese food has noticed that...

Soup it Up

Sometimes when the Chinese feel a deficiency in their health or strength...

China Porks up in the Boar Year

Roast suckling pig is a delicacy that is popular at most Chinese holidays and special occasions...

Enjoy A Taste Of Imperial China

Imperial Court Cuisine has always been an important part of Beijing Cuisine...

Chinese Flavor Made Special Thanksgiving

November is for Thanksgiving. Looking for a new and interesting way to spice up the traditional Thanksgiving feast...

Steam For Health

Historical record shows that steaming as a cooking technique has been existing since one thousand years ago in the Yan and Yellow Emperor period...

Mastering a Chinese Banquet

A Chinese Banquet is usually held to celebrate festivals and other special occasions...

Food in Philosophies

Chinese cooking is not only delicious and visually beautiful, but masterfully incorporates the Taoist principles of yin and yang...

Fantasy Vessels

Like tea wares, drinking vessels have a long history as a part of Chinese alcoholic culture...

Drink with Chinese

The Chinese are big drinkers especially in Northern and Western China. It does not matter if it is lunch or dinner; as long as a meal is being hosted, there will be alcohol...

Let’s Wok

Thousands of years ago, Chinese cooks figured out how to prepare healthy food quickly using a simple, versatile piece of equipment - the Chinese wok...

Stir-Fry the Savory Life

Stir-fry is a common Chinese cooking technique used because of its fast cooking speed. Stir-fry dishes are usually mixtures of a wide range of vegetables and meats...

Rice, Chief Bread for Chinese

It is never possible to exaggerate the importance of rice in Chinese culture: to the Chinese, rice is a symbol of life itself...

A birthday cake without candles

During many Chinese holidays, but especially at New Years, food represents our wishes and hopes for the future...