Important Chinese Table Manners You Must Know
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Important Chinese Table Manners You Must Know

China pays great attention to courtesy, even when it comes to food culture. Dining etiquette is deep-rooted in the Chinese history, table manners and distinctive courtesies are two indispensable parts of an enjoyable dining experience. In this article we will offer you a few advice on what you need to pay attention to when eating...

June 26, 2018June 26, 2018by
How To Order Food in China Using Eleme?
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How To Order Food in China Using Eleme?

Imagine you arrive home from work in the evening – with zero energy left to cook dinner. Naturally, you’d think of ordering a takeaway. But how challenging is it to order in Chinese? Perhaps you aren’t confident enough to speak Chinese on the phone; on top of that, the artistic, often complicated names of Chinese dishes can...

May 3, 2018June 4, 2018by
Bizarre Food Event Recap
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Bizarre Food Event Recap

Every month at That’s Mandarin we organize a few cultural activities and events for our students and their friends. Everyone who is interested in learning about the Chinese culture or just wants to have fun is welcome to our events. This month, one of the events was the Bizarre Food Event, where we brought multiple...

November 30, 2017July 25, 2018by
5 Chinese Noodles You Can’t Miss In China
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5 Chinese Noodles You Can’t Miss In China

Hot days, cold days, mild-weathered days,… It doesn’t matter; noodles are a staple food that can be eaten at any time, especially in China. While most foreigners would steer clear of soup noodles in the summer (due to the heat!), Chinese people wouldn’t say no to a bowl of delicious noodles dish. Here is our...

July 18, 2017July 25, 2018by
5 Top Dishes To Order At Dongbei Restaurants
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5 Top Dishes To Order At Dongbei Restaurants

Dōngběi 东北 refers to the north-eastern part of China which covers 3 provinces: Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning. It used to be known as Manchuria. 东北菜 Dōngběi cài Dongbei-style food Dongbei-style food is perhaps one of the most underrated Chinese cuisines compared to Sichuan, Cantonese or even Xinjiang food. Dongbei cuisine consists of different types of...

June 7, 2017March 7, 2018by
Top 3 Shanghai Local Snacks
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Top 3 Shanghai Local Snacks

China is famous for its cuisine. What is so special about Chinese cuisine is that the color, smell and taste are equally important for judging Chinese dishes. That’s why Chinese people regard eating as an art. In China, different regions produce their own local dishes and snacks. Consequently, people from different regions of China have...

February 20, 2017July 25, 2018by
3 Things You Might Not Know About Chinese Dumplings
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3 Things You Might Not Know About Chinese Dumplings

Chinese dumplings (Jiǎozi) are said to be over 1400 years old. They are popular in almost the whole of China but are considered one of the staple foods in North China. They’re usually eaten throughout the year and especially on special occasions such as Chinese new year. While most foreigners have heard of or tried...

December 31, 2016May 17, 2017by
The 8 Most Popular Chinese Breakfast
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The 8 Most Popular Chinese Breakfast

Chinese Breakfast For The Soul There is a Chinese saying that goes “eat breakfast till you’re full, eat lunch well and eat less at dinner”. The idea is that you should not skip breakfast as it is the fuel that gets the engine started in the morning. Here is the list of Chinese breakfast that...

December 29, 2016July 25, 2018by
8 Unusual Fruits You Can Find In China
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8 Unusual Fruits You Can Find In China

We all know that there is a lot of difference between Western and Chinese cooking styles, food, drinks etc, but partly due to different climates and geographical locations, Chinese fruits are also quite different to what we would regard as a ‘normal’ fruit. These unusual fruits are a must-try while you’re visiting or living in...

December 29, 2016May 17, 2017by
Guide To Chinese Hot Pot
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Guide To Chinese Hot Pot

Hot pot is the “fondue of the east”, but with broth instead of melted cheese or chocolate, and with raw vegetables and meat instead of bread and fruits. The Chinese fondue has been around for more than 1000 years, long enough for it to evolve into different variations. While the idea remains the same, i.e....

December 1, 2016April 4, 2018by
Top 3 Spicy Chongqing Dishes
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Top 3 Spicy Chongqing Dishes

Chongqing is one of the most notable city in China for spicy food. Its cuisine is also known as Chuan Cuisine, owing its name to Sichuan province where it formerly belonged. Today Chongqing is a direct-controlled municipality of China (like Shanghai, Beijing and Tianjin). Like Sichuan cuisine, Chongqing dishes are made with plenty of chilli...

November 24, 2016May 17, 2017by