Category Archives: Food

Learn to Make Taiwan Style Chicken

Sanbeiji, or Sanbei chicken, is a popular Taiwanese dish. Sanbei is a method of cooking that refers to the use of three cups: one cup of sesame oil, one cup of rice wine and one cup of soy sauce. Sanbeiji is often served in...


Learn to Make Beijing Style Shredded Pork

Jingjiang sousi, Beijing style sweet bean paste shredded pork, is one of the most famous local dishes and a regular offering at any formal banquet. Jingjiang rousi is often rolled in pieces of tofu. Ingredients: 150g pork ½ cucumber 1 sheet tofu skin green...


Learn to Make Twice-Cooked Pork

Twice-cooked pork, known in Chinese as huiguorou, is one of the most famous dishes in Sichuan cuisine. Sichuan people typically eat it on the first day and the fifth day of each lunar month. The name comes from the technique of boiling the pork...


Learn to Make Japanese Crispy Tofu

In spite of its name, “Japanese tofu” does not come from the soybean. It’s a creation made of egg, water and several seasonings. The result is something akin to the texture of tofu and the fragrance of egg. Japanese tofu is a good choice...


Learn to Make Stewed Sliced Fish in Wine Sauce

Stewed sliced fish in wine sauce is a representative of the Han Chinese dishes, a Shandong cuisine. The fish is tender, fresh and sweet, fragrant, favored by gourmets. The sauce is made from rice wine koji, marinated in Shaoxing wine and osmanthus halogen. So...


Shady Restaurant Retreat at Blue Lake

A week of being trapped amidst Beijing’s high-rise buildings can feel suffocating. But Blue Lake Restaurant, the design project of Chen Yi and Zhang Muchen of Much Art and Design, offers a shaded, much-needed natural retreat. Located within Lido Garden, Blue Lake was Chen...


Learn to Make Braised Sea Cucumber with Scallions

Ingredients: three dried sea cucumbers purified water 8 scallion stalks 20g oil 10g oyster sauce 15g light soy sauce 8g sugar 15g cooking wine ground pepper chicken bouillon 40g water 50g starchy water Directions: Place the sea cucumber into a container with enough purified...


Dine on the Prairie at Ninety-Nine Yurts

Beijing’s Ninety-Nine Yurts is designed to celebrate Mongolia’s most famous architecture. The restaurant’s design and musical performances are enough to whisk any diner away to the grasslands. Ninety-Nine Yurts is located in Mafang Village, far outside the city’s North 5th Ring Road. The distant...


Eat With Your Hands at Beijing’s Sea Hood

Sea Hood is one of the city’s many concept restaurants notable for its unique dining environment and lack of tableware and utensils. There are two Sea Hood branches in Beijing, one in U Town Mall and the other in Chaoyang Joy City. When the...


Red Wall Garden Collects Culinary Secrets

Red Wall Garden Restaurant sits at the heart of the city’s historic Shijia Hutong. The tree-lined, low-rise lane connects the guests with Chinese history and an intense sense of exoticism. With its pavilions, artistic sculptures, intriguing furnishings and antique courtyard, Red Wall Garden is...