Author Archives: kylelong

Where to Eat Around Beijing’s Forbidden City

The Forbidden City is definitely on your itinerary while you’re visiting Beijing. Once the stately royal residence of the emperors for more than half a millennia during the Ming and Qing dynasties, it’s a must-see. However, we’d argue that the … Read More

Peking Duck For Every Budget

Peking Duck For Every Budget Let’s be real: Peking Duck is a must on any trip/visit/stay/life in the capital city. Sometimes you need a quick fix and you go cheap. Sometimes your rich aunt is visiting and the budget doesn’t … Read More

Does Your Local Jianbing Vendor Earn More Than You?

Rumors have been swirling around the Chinese internet about jianbing makers wildly out-earning the entry-level, college-graduating youth of today. But how much of that is actually true? Netizens have been sharing stories about a Jianbing chef making 30,000 RMB a … Read More

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Shanghainese Restaurants For Every Budget

Huaiyang cuisine encompasses the region between the Huai and Yangtze Rivers, including Shanghainese food (which is considered a bastardized version of Huaiyang thanks to the city’s historical foreign influence). This type of local cuisine is known for being quite sweet … Read More

Essential Vocabulary for Ordering Jianbing

If you’re sick of doing the old point and grunt routine when you’re at your local jianbing vendor in China, why not take a few minutes to learn some Mandarin that will help you look like a pro. It’s time. … Read More