Author Archives: Annie Wei

Romantic dining with cherry blossoms and wagyu

Flames’ Grill is offering a romantic spring menu with the theme of cherry blossoms and wagyu. Diners can enjoy a starter course of slow roasted Iberico pork belly. The pork is covered with eggplant confit and a complex sauce of teriyaki, coffee, flower essence...


New Tex-Mex contender comes to town

In spite of its popularity and demand, there are precious few Mexican restaurants in Beijing. One of the most recent additions to the capital’s small collection of Tex-Mex options is the popular international chain Chi-Chi’s Tex-Mex Restaurant and Bar, which serves fairly standard Tex-Mex...


Easy Hong Kong milk tea at home

Although there are many small stands throughout the city selling “Bubble Tea,” the Taiwanese style of milk tea, Hong Kong’s milk tea remains conspicuously absent. They share a name, but the two styles differ significantly. Taiwan’s milk tea is a sweet concoction of tea...


Get your wardrobe ready for spring

Spring is here! 700-501 It’s time to end your winter hibernation and start exercising. It’s also time to pack up your heavy winter blankets and coats. A good storage plan is essential if you want to preserve your precious closet space. This week we...


‘Interplay’ the focus of cutting edge hutong art space

Matjaž Tančič is a young Slovenian photographer who splits his time between Beijing and Ljubljana. He began his career as a photojournalist for Mladina magazine, but quickly made his way abroad. Tančič is a graduate of the London College of Fashion. Among hundreds of galleries...


Sukiyaki an easy and healthy dinner for one

If you’re torn on what to make for dinner, Japanese sukiyaki is one of the easiest options. This Japanese version of hotpot is very simple and a good choice for people who complain about how Chinese hotpot gives every ingredient the same flavor. Sukiyaki...


Non-profit gallery shares unique art

640-864 Unlike its neighbors in the red-brick, high-ceiling buildings of Caochangdi, Telescope curates a different kind of collection. Rather than collecting the art most likely to sell, curator James Elaine uses his non-profit venue to promote the artists least likely to be known. 640-864...


Fiber-rich dishes for fat burning

Spring is coming, and with it the time for working off your winter fat. To make the most out of the season, stick to fresh vegetables and leafy greens. For 9-to-5 young professionals, buying and preparing greens can be a costly prospect – especially...


Korean romance spawns interest in street food

The South Korean drama My Love from the Star won millions of Chinese viewers with its romantic scenes, well-written plot and beautiful actors. Actress Gianna Jun, best known across Asia for her role in the romantic comedy My Sassy Girl (2001), stars as the...


Finding the Face of Poverty

Last month, Jiangnan Yiling, editor-in-chief of Size Outdoor magazine, spoke at UCCA about his travels and the inspiration for his charity projects. Jiangnan speaks with a strong southern accent. From the age of 10, he often traveled with his father to snowy mountains, harsh...