Author Archives: Yen Wang

Learn to Make Chicken Teriyaki

Although it’s a Japanese dish, chicken teriyaki is getting more and more popular in China. Many restaurants in Beijing serve it. The dish is simple to make and only requires a couple different sauces. This simple recipe will help you cook your own at...


Fall in Love at Xiang’ai Restaurant

The word Xiang’ai means fall in love, but if you replace the original character with another xiang, it takes on a new meaning. With three extra strokes, Xiang refers to Hunan and is often used to describe the province’s food. Xiang’ai restaurant uses xiang...


Flavor the Dish Sauces in Chinese Cooking

There are many varieties of Chinese cuisine, but most diners judge their quality by the color, aroma and taste of each dish. In order to meet expectations, Chinese chefs rely on a dizzying array of sauces. Historical records say the earliest seasonings used in...


‘Two Sessions’ Emphasize Economic Growth

China’s “Two Sessions,” the annual political meetings of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), ended in Beijing on March 16. The two weeks of meetings focused on economic development and how to stabilize the country’s growth. Prior...


Singer Luo’er Arrives at Jianghu Bar

Luo’er, the young singer who rose to fame through popular TV program Sing My Song, is starting her national tour this Friday. Her first stop will be at Jianghu Bar in Beijing. Her songs are often described as mysterious, airy, poetic and imaginative. She...


Learn to Make Pineapple Shrimp

Light and tasty, pineapple shrimp is the perfect dish for the coming spring. This recipe will help you cook this popular dish. Ingredients  500g shrimp 1 green pepper 1 red pepper (sweet) half a pineapple salt 2 tsp of sugar 1 tsp white...


British Musician Arrives in China for Sino-British Program

British musician Kerry Andrew has arrived in China for a music exchange program set up by the British Council and the PRS for Music Foundation. Andrew is the third musician of the program and she will stay in China for five weeks. Andrew will...


Tsering Norbu Brings Tibetan Folk to 69 Café

Tibetan singer Tsering Norbu is performing at 69 café this Friday. Don’t miss out if you are a fan of Tibetan music. Norbu’s music is rooted in traditional Tibetan folk. But he adds to that a unique blend of reggae, rock and folk rock....


Learn to Make Beer Duck

This simple recipe can walk you through making your own delicious beer duck at home. Ingredients half a duck 1 red pepper 1 green pepper 330mL beer 1 tsp soy sauce ½ tsp dark soy sauce 1 tsp Chinese cooking wine 5 pieces of...


Learn to Make Lüdagun (Rolling Donkey)

Lüdagun is one of the oldest and most famous snacks in Beijing and Tianjin. Many Beijing snack stores sell them. This recipe can help you cook the delicious snacks on your own. Ingredients 150g sticky rice flour 150g water sweetened bean paste soybean flour...