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Dining of Beijing

China is famed world wide for its cuisine and there must be few countries where it has not become part of the established catering scene. However. not all of the many varieties of Chinese food are available overseas. As the capital of China...

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Minority Cuisine

Besides the various Han cuisines. the other 55 ethnic groups each have their own. With their peculiar religions and geographical zones. their diets differ respectively and are full of interest. Hui Cuisine The Hui ethnic group possesses th...

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Beijing Roast Duck

Beijing Duck has the reputation of being the most delicious food Beijing has to offer. Some find it a bit too greasy. but others get hooked after one taste. In any case. a Beijing Duck dinner is usually a fixed item on any Beijing tour itin...

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Medicinal Cuisine

Chinese medicinal cuisine is a long standing tradition. Early records show that it was in use as far back as the Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220). Through continual improvement during succeeding dynasties. it has developed into a practical scien...

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Chinese Alcohol

Many Chinese alcoholic drinks are quite distinctive from those of other countries and foreign visitors coming across them for the first time may a little wary of them. However. once they have tasted a sample or two. they may well acquire a...

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Alcohol as an Aspect of Chinese Culture

The symbolic serving and drinking of wine on various occasions and in different places can convey many meanings. It can express either joy or sorrow. In China. there is a saying that `a thousand cups of wine is not too much when bosom frie...

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Chinese Alcohol : Classification

Chinese liquor. which is one of the six world-famous varieties of spirits (the other five being brandy. whisky. rum. vodka. and gin). has a more complicated production method and can be made from various staples - broomcorn. corn. rice. an...

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Drinking Game (Jiuling)

As an inseparable part of alcohol culture. the practice of giving a toast has been a ritual since ancient times. Entertainment of various kinds has been offered to people who are taking a drink in order to add to their enjoyment. Performan...

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traditional Chinese medicine.

China was one of first countries to have a medical culture. In comparison with Western medicine. the Chinese method takes a far different approach. With a history of 5.000 years. it has formed a deep and immense knowledge of medical scienc...

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Herbal Medicine

Genuine Chinese people have found thousands of plants and herbs associated with the treatment of ailments. so herbal medicine is really a large system. Doctors would analyze their nature or property such as `cold and hot` or `yin and yang`...

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