Beijing gears up for anEaster feast with special treats for kids

2011-04-19 15:08:14

The Hilton Beijing Wangfujing is going the extra mile to make Easter Sunday more than the usual fare of Easter buffet, egg painting and egg hunting.

Pungent lily, stinking rose

2011-04-19 14:59:30

Is there ever such a thing as too much garlic? Not unless you are one of those creatures of the night that sprout wings and drink blood. Pauline D. Loh sings an ode to the ultimate herb.

Hong Kong: Delectable dumplings

2011-04-19 10:43:37

One of my favorite dumplings of all time is what is commonly known as the little soup dumpling, or xiaolongbao.
As a child abroad, I enjoyed the times when my mother would steam some of these frozen goodies bought from the freezer section of the local Chinese grocery. She always told us to be very careful while eating these little parcels as they were filled with hot soup and could easily scald us. We tried to listen, but they were so tempting, we often did just what she told us not to.

From Italy to China: A Culinary Friendship

2011-04-18 17:31:21

Beijing has become a popular spot for foreign chefs to visit and to also feature their creations at many of the city's high-end restaurants.

Discover the Cut above the rest

2011-04-18 16:48:42

It is a totally enjoyable experience dining at The Cut, a contemporary grill on the second floor of the Fairmont Hotel Beijing. Both hotel and restaurant target the luxury-loving crowd, but they do offer commensurate good service. A waitress politely ushers diners to the table before the manager comes forward to take orders and recommend drinks.

Eating Thai in Shanghai

2011-04-13 18:22:02

It's the Thai Water Splashing Festival in a few days (April 13 to 15), and the festivities have already started.

Japanese still on the menu

2011-04-12 10:32:22

The popularity of Japanese food in Hong Kong is undisputed. And still is, in spite of radiation scares and health concerns about contaminated seafood.

Safety before sashimi

2011-04-12 10:22:51

Are you hesitating before biting into that lovely platter of raw fish? Rest easy, China's Japanese restaurants are taking precautions when it comes to food safety.

Rites of spring

2011-04-11 14:21:56

In the warmer southern climes, April is when cabbages glow green and the carrots shine like bright orange batons. The bamboos, too, will be sending up creamy yellow tender shoots that can be harvested every morning.

Wine Reviews:Time Rieslings occupied pride of place on the table

2011-04-11 14:17:56

Riesling is one of the world's classic white grape varieties. Yet, it has been ignored of late in favor of Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.

Beijing: Hotel listings

2011-04-11 14:15:58

Asian delicacies. Scene a Cafe at China World Hotel is serving up a noodle feast - from Beijing noodles to Singaporean laksa - and wok dishes.

Fresh flavors

2011-04-07 12:10:33

Spring is the time to enjoy the natural freshness of food. Many ancient Chinese people seem to have had a very detached attitude toward their deceased.