Posts by: Shanti Christensen (湘緹)

 

Last update: 22 Jun 2011 | Food Winner 2011

With wine bar Enoterra tucked into a corner next to Agua on the fourth floor of Nali Patio, Sanlitun becomes an even easier place to never leave. Choose from a selection of 10-12 wines by the glass [...]

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The 15th day of the lunar year is called Yuánxiāo Jié (元宵节, Lantern Festival). In Chinese, Yuánxiāo (元宵) means the first full moon night of the year.

Tāngyuán (汤圆), also called yuánxiāo (元宵) in some places. Tāngyuán’s pronunciation is similar to tuányuán (团圆, to come together). In the past, people only ate tāngyuán on the [...]

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I accidentally went to Jingkelong with no more than 100RMB ($15.17). Returning home to re-cash my wallet was not an option so I thought about what I could make other than Spring Festival jiaozi (dumplings) for Valentine’s [...]

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Beijing, China — I’ve moved from the ease of Sanlitun to a new neighborhood with new comforts. Just south of Chaoyang Park, my apartment isn’t just a stone’s throw from The Village at Sanlitun, but I look forward to spring and summer for picnics across the street.

One thing I’ve come to realize while living [...]

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Beijing, China — One cold night, I met with my friend Frederica at Hercules for their 2-for-1 happy hour (4-8pm daily). With a glass of cabernet (45RMB), I order Honey Ribs (58RMB) served with shoestring fries; meat so tender and falling off the [...]

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Suizhou, Hubei, CHINA — This past weekend I attended Adeline‘s wedding in her village, 2 hours out of Wuhan, Hubei Province. The ground was frosty, the air chilly, but the smiles of her community warmed the weekend-long [...]

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Olé — Three way tapas By Shanti Christensen Published in TimeOut Beijing, Jan 2011

Olé! is located in the maze of establishments behind The Bookworm and 15 meters north from D-Lounge’s door. Don’t try calling for directions since no one there seems to know. [...]

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While meeting families in China who teach me their favorite family recipes, I have had some families ask me about food from the United States and other countries. I’ve had families teach me more than three recipes because they wish for other countries to know ‘real Chinese food’. One girl in Chengdu wants to know [...]

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