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5 Tips to Choose Healthy Energy Foods for Spring

5 Tips to Choose Healthy Energy Foods for Spring By Madalina Hubert   Spring is a time when all life awakens from the stagnation of winter, and energy grows in strength. Choosing the right foods to eat at this time will help you take full advantage of this newfound spring energy. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) […]

Longevity Peach Bun Recipe

Longevity Peach Buns The association between peaches and longevity stem from Chinese myths. Similar to how ambrosia was the food of the Gods of Greek mythology, peaches were eaten by Chinese immortals. Another story that links peaches and longevity comes from The Queen Mother of the West, a Chinese goddess in the Taoist tradition. It […]

Smashed Cucumber Salad Recipe

Smashed Cucumber Salad Recipe In China, cucumbers are considered the ideal foil for hot weather and hot food. Versions of this salad are served all over the country, sometimes spiked with dried chillies and Sichuan peppercorns for more dimensions of flavour. Cucumbers contain a number of antioxidants to help the body clear any toxins and […]

How to Cook with Chinese Cooking Wine

How to Cook with Chinese Cooking Wine By: Karen Le   The use of wines in cooking is not limited to just French cuisine. A particularly popular wine used worldwide is Chinese cooking wine, also known as Shaoxing cooking wine. Made from fermented sticky rice, it is a translucent amber colour with an alcohol percentage […]

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Valentine’s Day in China Comes Six Times Year

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Sesame Garlic Chicken Recipe

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Cross Bridge Noodle Recipe

Cross Bridge Noodle Recipe Noodles have always had a strong presence in Chinese culture. There are many beliefs surrounding noodles. The most popular one is that eating noodles will bring longevity to the consumer. When you have a cultural and culinary history as long as China’s, you’ll find that a lot of customs and dishes […]

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