September 15, 2014

Chinaful Insider Guide: STAY in Beijing

My view of Beijing in September from the Park Hyatt As summer turns into fall, I can’t help but think of how beautiful Beijing is this time of year. Far away from spring’s sandstorms and winter’s ice-cold temperatures, fall often brings clear skies and crispness in the air. It’s the best time to visit Beijing. […]

September 03, 2014

Mid-Autumn Festival + Red Bean Box

Fall is here, and it’s time again to celebrate the Mid-Autumn festival with mooncakes. This year, I’m savoring the season’s treats thanks to Red Bean Box.  Red Bean Box is a monthly delivery service with the goal of adding Chinese culture to your daily life, a mission that Chinaful shares. August’s box highlights Mid-Autumn festival, […]

July 11, 2014

At-Home Version of “Zhajiangmian” Beijing Noodles

My first week in Beijing, I walked down the street from university to my first plate of Zhajiangmian, :炸酱面, or Beijing noodles–a steaming bowl of noodles topped with cucumber, soybeans, shredded carrots. But the best part was always the slow-cooked pork, cooked until the sauce permeated every piece. No matter how many noodles I ate, I could […]

March 21, 2014

SinoSaying: Start a Long Journey By Taking the First Step

{Photo of Beijing’s Tsinghua University Campus} One aspect I’m drawn to when learning about a culture are local sayings — little bits of wisdom passed down from generations that tell you so much about how people think, act, and live. Chinese is particularly rich with proverbs, from ancient Confucious sayings all the way through Cultural […]