Category Archives: Dining

Nice to Meet You

The beginning of a new year is the best time to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones. What place could be better for that than a restaurant named Nice to Meet You? The oddly-named restaurant’s original Shanghai location was opened in 2014...


Foods for Xiaohan

2016 has arrived: it’s time to shrug off old worries and start fresh. No matter what you plan to achieve in the coming Monkey Year, staying healthy is important. The period from January 5 to January 19 is Xiaohan (mild coldness) according to the...


Dine at Tuye Restaurant

Tu’er Ye is a rabbit god character mentioned in The Investiture of the Gods. He is most associated with worship of the moon. Tu’er Ye is a popular Beijing symbol and a traditional toy in Beijing culture. Given that background, it’s not hard to...


‘Tis the Season for Hawthorn Berries

Shanzha, also known as hawthorn berries, are among the most commonly used fruits in Chinese medicine. Since ancient times they have been considered one of the best medicines for strengthening the spleen, promoting digestion, relieving food retention and quickening circulation. In Chinese medicine theory,...


Enjoy Hotpot at Nanmen Shuanrou

It would not be appropriate to neglect Nanmen Shuanrou when talking about hotpot restaurants in Beijing. With five branches in Beijing, Nanmen Shuanrou is one of the best -known hotpot restaurants in the city. And customers usually have to wait for hours to get...


Food Picks for Snowy Weather

Days of snowy weather heave helped to clean up Beijing’s polluted skies while coating the city in a layer of white snow and ice. This issue of Beijing Today picks out four type of foods for the beautiful snowy weather. Vegetable: Lotus Root The...


Dear Kaka Offers Meals for Calorie Counters

It’s no myth that modern people live in a world that cares about image and appearance. While most people strive to stay fit and healthy, fitness experts say exercise only accounts for 30 percent of one’s ideal image. The rest comes down to healthy...


Low Calorie Foods for the Cozy Season

Autumn and winter are the right season to get cozy at home. But days indoors can be dangerous – both to your social life and your waistline. But that is not to say one should cut back on eating. China has an old saying,...


Healthy Hotpot for Autumn

Hotpot is loved by many Chinese and is enjoyed by many in the expat community. Beijng’s chilly autumn and winter are the perfect seasons to order up your favorite meats and vegetables and have them cooked at the table in a spicy and steamy...


Healthy Foods to Weather the Changing Season

With the days growing shorter, autumn may not be the most joyous season, but it is the most suitable for staying comfortable on a bed, resting and enjoying delicious food. Beijing Today has picked out a handful of common cooking materials that are perfect...