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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

UnTour’s Old Beijing-Style Yogurt Recipe

Yogurt was most likely brought to China by the Mongolians, who are known to have consumed it every day at the time they invaded China. It also possibly travelled to Beijing along the Silk Road. Either way, yoghurt was originally … Read More

What to Eat at Shanghai’s Muslim Markets

Explore Shanghai’s Muslim Markets There are two large Friday Markets that are hosted outside mosques. In Puxi, the original market downsized and relocated back in 2013, but it sprawls across the street from the Huxi Mosque and still sees a … Read More