June 09, 2014

Let’s Eat! 7 Tips for Dining in China

Attending a Chinese dinner is both exciting and daunting. You may be looking forward to the food, but what etiquette should you use? Just like there are customs in the West (how to properly hold a fork and knife, and how to pass the salt and pepper with class), the same is true in China. […]

April 02, 2014

Las Vegas Tackles Chinese Street Food

My love for China’s never-ending variety of street food is documented on this site, most notably Beijing’s jian bing pancakes (dare I say the best street food of all?)  But, as you know, I have a more difficult relationship with fusion food.  So I was a nervous about my first dining experience at Jose Andres’ […]

February 26, 2014

5 Easy Steps to Steaming with a Bamboo Basket

Have you ever seen bamboo steamers at a specialty cookware store and wondered, how do you use that? While it may seem intimidating, the bamboo steamer basket is one of the easiest tools you can find. These steamer baskets are ubiquitous in China, all over small markets and in most homes. You can use them […]

January 31, 2014

Happy Lunar New Year! Everyone is Celebrating.

{Source: Picture from Oodles of Noodles for Chinese New Year, The Today Show} Happy Lunar New Year to you! January 31 marks the start of this week long celebration, and it seems like everyone is ready to celebrate. Here in the US, lots of media are covering the start of the Year of the Horse, sharing […]

January 29, 2014

Chinaful’s New Year Gift List: What To Buy and What to Avoid.

Continuing our series on China’s Lunar New Year, today we feature Chinaful’s picks for our New Year gift list. After reading Will’s post on corporate gift-giving in China, one Chinaful reader asked what to buy to celebrate CNY. You can never go wrong with cash – red envelopes, or hong bao, stuffed with cash are […]