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Autumn Delicacy -- Chinese Hairy Crab
Oct.27

Autumn Delicacy -- Chinese Hairy Crab

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The Chinese Hairy Crab, also known as the mitten crab, is a medium-sized crab that is named for its furry claws, which resemble mittens. They are generally found by rivers and coastal habitats of eastern China. You may wonder why the locals go crazy about the meatless crustacean with a high price, yet it is the crab roe that is much sought after. People who ever tasted th...
Chinese Alcohol Brands to Try
Oct.05

Chinese Alcohol Brands to Try

TildaFoodHong Kong331

What do you have in common with the sophisticated man from the Imperial courts of China or a Tang dynasty poet? Perhaps, it’s your love of a fine alcoholic drink. Li Bai , one of China’s most beloved poets in the 8 th century, was a well- known drunkard who is said to write his best when he’s tipsy. In modern-day China, alcohol is a very effective social lubricant, and drinki...
Hong Kong Snacks you need to try
Sep.27

Hong Kong Snacks you need to try

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There are foodies who’d find no lack of recommendations on what they should be chowing down on in Hong Kong. But then there are those who don’t just love their main meals and desserts. We know that there are snackophiles whose travel agenda includes a trip to the supermarket to load up on local snacks.If you identify as one or know of a friend back home who’s more than happy ...
Where to get the best Pizza in Shenzhen!
Aug.27

Where to get the best Pizza in Shenzhen!

ThomasIronmonkFoodShenzhen349

What is life without pizza? Flatbread, tomato sauce, cheese and toppings all lovingly baked together, yum! The modern variant was invented in the Italian city of Naples. Indeed, Neapolitan pizza is safeguarded in the European Union as a “Traditional Speciality Guaranteed” dish. But while Italians do it best, the rest are catching-up with regional variants on traditional pizza....
Shenzhen Café
Aug.09

Shenzhen Café

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Café culture is, of course, a Western import. But the Chinese have taken to the idea with abandon over the last decade or so. Nowadays cafes with Chinese characteristics can be found nationwide and nowhere more so than Shenzhen . Typically cafés in Shenzhen are where East meets West, usually in the form of a coffee shop cum teahouse. Sometimes the décor leans to Europe, at ...
Tea Time in Hong Kong
Aug.08

Tea Time in Hong Kong

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Well before coffee became the officially acceptable and cool addiction to have, tea was the hot beverage of choice in Hong Kong. The humble drink was said to have been discovered by accident thousands of years ago when the Chinese emperor Shen Nong had some leaves from a tree fall into his hot drinking water. Tea, with its myriad of flavors, can be calming, invigorating, sooth...
Best places to eat France Food in Hong Kong - Franco Hong Kong
Aug.02

Best places to eat France Food in Hong Kong - Fran...

ThomasIronmonkFoodHong Kong394

If Hong Kong is synonymous with any two peoples, it’s the native Chinese and the British who ruled it as a crown colony from 1841 until 1997. The British imprint is everywhere, from the English language to pubs, from the architecture of government house to the financial and legal systems that still distinguish Hong Kong from Mainland China under the "one country two syst...
Bizarre Foods To Try In Hong Kong
July.11

Bizarre Foods To Try In Hong Kong

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One man’s food is another man’s poison, and one of the most eye-opening experiences of traveling is trying out the weird and bizarre foods of another culture. Prepare your senses for a wacky adventure and challenge your taste buds to Hong Kong’s bizarre foods, many of which can also be found in Southeast Asia. Just be mindful and remain respectful of the fact that whatever tas...
South Asian in Hong Kong and Shenzhen
July.03

South Asian in Hong Kong and Shenzhen

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A lot of attention is given over to Western Expats and their relationship with locals in the Pearl River Delta region. But what about the South Asians – the Indians, Bangladeshis, Sri Lankans, Pakistanis and Nepalese that make South China home? After all, China is a major trading partner with the great civilizations south of the Himalayas, drawing many businessmen and women to...
Best Pubs in Shenzhen
Jun.10

Best Pubs in Shenzhen

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If there’s one thing the blue and white-collar migrant workers enjoy, it’s a good shindig. After all, if young Chinese have a right to anything in this high-competition country, it is to let off a bit of steam, right? In Shenzhen , China’s migrant capital, that generally implies karaoke. That’s right KTV reigns here. And if your comrades (or clientele) can be lured away from y...