Category Archives: Food

Learn to Make Minced Noodles

Minced noodles are the favorite food in Shanxi Province. The most famous and authentic minced noodles are Qishan minced noodles. Minced noodle also has a very long history, it can be traced back to Zhou Dynasty, which was about 3000 years ago. 30 minutes...


Learn to Make Bean Rolls

Bean rolls are a traditional Beijing snack favored by the palace during the Qing Dynasty. With the right technique, they have a soft texture and taste fresh and sweet. 1.5 hours Ingredients: white kidney beans red bean paste distilled water white sugar Directions: Soak...


Du Hsiao Yueh Offers Authentic Taiwan Noodles

Du Hsiao Yueh traces its origins to Taiwan in 1895. More than 100 years ago, a fisherman named Hong decided to find another way to make money during the season when he couldn’t fish: Xiaoyue. The solution was homemade noodles. At first, Hong carried...


Learn to Make Winter Melon and Meatball Soup

Winter melon soups are popular in the summer. With the right cooking technique, the melon tastes fresh and sweet and the meatballs stay tender. Winter melons help move water through the body. In Chinese medicine, they are believed to detoxify and clear the body...


Steak Exchange Serves Up City’s Best Cuts

Has your time in China left you pining for a proper steak that is even bigger than your face? Beijing’s Steak Exchange may have the solution to your craving. Steak Exchange is a Western restaurant in the InterContinental Beijing Financial Street Hotel, a five-star...


Learn to Make Guilin Rice Noodles

Guilin rice noodles are a well-known Guangxi food and daily staple of people in Guilin. Like most southern cities, Guilin has little to offer in the way of flour. There are many ways to prepare rice noodles and each yields a totally different flavor....


Particles Kitchen Offers French Charm at Nali

Nali Patio is home to many of Sanlitun’s finest restaurants. It’s separated from the noise of Sanlitun Village by a wall, providing peace and quiet to diners within. Particles Kitchen stands out among Nali’s Western food offerings, having assumed a space previously occupied by...


Middle 8th Serves Up Beijing’s Best Yunnan Food

Middle 8th Restaurant manages to be one of the city’s most secluded restaurants while flanking its busiest street. Located in a hutong off East Sanlitun Street, its small sign makes it especially difficulty to spot. The restaurant features modern décor and a medal that...


Learn to Make Braised Ribbonfish in Brown Sauce

Ribbonfish is a popular seafood favored for its tender taste and minimal bones. It has a high nutritional value and it is reportedly good for stimulating the production of breast milk after birth. 15 minutes Ingredients: 500g ribbonfish 10g green onions 10g garlic 10g...


Learn to Make Crucian Carp Soup with Papaya

Crucian carp soup with papaya is a Guangzhou delicacy. With the right technique, the soup has a fresh and sweet taste. It’s purported to help the body recover from surgeries. 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 crucian carp ½ papaya 5g salt 6 pcs sliced ginger...