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Posts by: Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →