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Culture note: Mid Autumn Day

Just like I said yesterday there are so many celebrations going on at the moment, here you go, another one – tomorrow, well, in China, it is ‘tomorrow’ already – 12th September is Chinese Mid Autumn Day. Mid Autumn Day is one of the biggest, and most important festivals in China. Although it is called [...]

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Culture Note: Teacher’s day in China – 10th September

Culture Note: Teacher’s day in China – 10th September

Too many celebrations these days.  Firstly, yesterday was my mum’s birthday—an important one to celebrate in China (but I cannot tell you the exact number as she does not want to celebrate birthdays any more and see the number go up). This particular birthday normally comes with a big celebration — happy birthday to my [...]

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Chinese culture and food – Eid celebration and Youxiang

Eid Celebrations in China Millions of people in the world have been celebrating Eid these last few days. Eid in China is actually happening today, and Chinese people belonging to nine or ten ethnic groups are celebrating it. Happiness and bliss is for everyone, so happy Eid everyone! For many of us, the celebration of [...]

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Culture note: Birthday and Birthday meal in China

Birthday day!! … enh, don’t know if I want to celebrate my birthday any more … one year older… There is a Chinese saying: “Children’s happy birthday, mothers’ suffering day.” This saying reminds us that, when we celebrate our own birthday, we should appreciate our parents bringing us to life, especially the pain mum suffered. [...]

Culture note: lamb tradition in China

Actually, I think I should really define this title. Cooking a whole lamb is one of the traditional cultural symbols in my ethnic group – the Hui . Phew… :) The Hui Ethnic Group in China It is said that about 1500 years ago, many traders from Persia and Arabic countries came to China, started [...]

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43. Chinese tea eggs

茶鸡蛋 Oh, after a sunny morning, clouds shadowed the sky, now the sun is back again. Love the summer feeling… Are you going for a picnic? — If so, I recommend tea eggs for your basket! :) It is definitely a treat for me — I love them. They are not difficult to make, only [...]

29. Zongzi for Chinese DuanWu festival

29. Zongzi for Chinese DuanWu festival

Chinese zongzi Happy Duanwu Festival!!  端午节快乐!! ---包粽子 Chinese Zongzi Have you got the ‘five coloured thread’ already? — Juat for the good luck, maybe? :)) Continue from yesterday — making Zongzi today — to feel the involvement of the festival. I have to say — it is really not easy to make it, and sometimes [...]

Culture Note: Chinese DuanWu festival !!

端午节 Oh, sorry I have to skip the weekend recipe today, and talk about this Chinese festival, which will be celebrated in China tomorrow — Duanwu festival, one of the important festivals in China. The Chinese Dragon Boat Festival (Duanwu) It is said that Duanwu festival originated over two thousands years ago. Although there are [...]

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Children’s day in China

Happy Children’s day everyone! We all have a playful ‘Child’ inside at heart, no? Just forget about all the headaches in grown-up’s world, at least for a few minutes, and go back to the time we used to play childhood games in the yard with little friends —  we are happy, carefree. Sometimes, for a [...]

21. Chinese Garlic chives and prawn Pastry (part 2)

  Chinese Jiu Cai He zi Ok, keep on making ‘Hezi’. (Continued from Chinese recipe: 21. Garlic chives and prawn Northeast Pastry I ) Making the pastry for Jiucai Hezi As mentioned before, the dough is exactly same as dumplings’. Here, we start by making the pastry sheet. The difference between the pastry sheet of [...]

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