It's been a really short spring and according to the Chinese almanac, summer is here. Pauline D. Loh looks at some healthy recipes for that change in season.
Hit the Night Markets for Food in Taiwan
Taiwan is in the subtropical and tropical zone that is rich in fruit production. Fresh fruit juice is at its best here.
Traveling out of Beijing with your pets? It is never too early to start preparations to take pets overseas. Come join the experts from the International Center for Veterinary Services to share step-by-step instructions on the exit process and vaccination requirements to help you prepare for leaving the country or moving to other Chinese cities with your pets.
The Bund has always been the premier location for high-end restaurants in Shanghai, and many international restaurateurs have taken advantage of this and prospered.
Mothers know best, and the Chinese mother it seems, knows even better than most on what to feed her family. Pauline D Loh looks at some new food rules based on old adages.
A number of international chefs have been visiting Beijing of late to set up restaurants and source local ingredients for their new dishes.
Beijing's restaurant scene gets so much busier with the coming of summer. There is a lot to do and a lot to try.
It is a traditional Beijing specialty, while in colour, delicate in texture and savoury in taste. There are the Moslem recipe and the vegetarian recipe. Here is the Moslem recipe.
Flowery flour buns, also called “huamo” or “mianhua” is a kind of flower-shaped steamed bun that is very common in North China. As the name implies, huamo is made with flour. Fermented flour is kneaded into various shapes such as animals, gourds, fruits and flowers, and then steamed and finally colored, and the beautiful colors make them look particularly delightful and appetizing.
Susu, Beijing's newest and arguably best Vietnamese restaurant, is set in a charming and beautifully restored courtyard house in a secluded side street off Qianliang Hutong, the fabulous venue and wonderful food combining to provide one of the best dining experiences in the city.
A nice, comfortable restaurant offering safe home-style food may be a better place to celebrate Mother's Day than an expensive posh five-star buffet. At least, you won't have your mother nagging you about the costs. Take her to Kai Xiao Zao - a little restaurant that's just opened, and whose owners are very modest about delivering the goods.
Sunday is Mother's Day. You can buy her chocolates or carnations, but wine reviews Pauline D. Loh believes a hug, a kiss and a homemade cake will show your appreciation much better.