March 02, 2012

108 Chinese Dishes to Try, ASAP

{All images and their sources can be found on my Pinterest page} Like any good attorney, I love lists – they are organized, linear, and motivational.  Imagine my excitement when I came across a list of 100 Chinese Food to Try Before You Die by the food blog, Appetite for China.  Chinese food is my passion as it […]

February 08, 2012

Healthy Chinese Food. Oxymoron? Not at all.

{Source: via Courtney on Pinterest} A friend of mine left last week on her first business trip to China, nervous but excited for the experience.  One thing concerned her in particular: “How can I avoid gaining weight in China?  Does healthy Chinese food even exist?”  Chinaful’s answer: Absolutely!  Chinese cuisine is one of the most health-conscious, though in a […]

February 03, 2012

Be My Classmate in Harvard’s “China: Traditions and Transformations”

{Various “xiaochi” – egg tarts, sugar-covered chestnuts, and milk buns} The goal of Chinaful is to provide small, flavorful bites of China to you every week.  In Chinese, this kind of “snack” is called 小吃, pinyin: xiaochi, translated as “small eat.”  (Xiaochi are also commonly street food, but let’s limit the analogy to “small eat.”)  My […]

January 25, 2012

Dry Your Glass! Drinking Tips for Chinese Banquets

Source: via Courtney on Pinterest   Ah, the minefields of the Chinese banquet.  Anyone who travels to China on business, to study, or to visit relatives will encounter it at some point.  (This post is particularly apropos as Chinese New Year was yesterday, when many toasts were undoubtedly made!)  New friends, new cuisine, new alcohol, and new etiquette.  It […]