April 09, 2014

ChinaFind! – Items You Can Only Find in China

Today starts a new series we call ChinaFind, where I will take pictures of and then actually use or consume seemingly strange items that I see everyday in my office building’s 7/11. What makes an item a ChinaFind! is that I have never personally seen it sold outside of China. This first entry gave my […]

March 17, 2014

Chinaful’s Five Favorite Teas

Tired of Earl Grey, morning after morning? There are several different types of Chinese teas that you can choose instead, from the peppery chai of Oolong to an earthy Pu’erh. By now, the benefits of green tea are well-known even in the West. Green teas boost your metabolism, fight disease and cell damage, and improve […]

November 18, 2013

Chinaful Cooking: Celery and Chicken Stir Fry

After my last trip to Beijing in September, I was reminded how tasty celery is in a stir fry. Unlike most Western dishes where celery is the boring sideshow, many Chinese dishes allow celery to shine. When I returned home, I found this recipe that let me enjoy a little taste of China at home.          Wok cooking is fast and easy. Usually, it takes a matter […]