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On 30 November, 2011 By Juling He (何菊玲)
Zhengzhou City, Henan Province — Farmer, Hán Gǎng (韩岗), harvested a bumper crop from over 80 mu (0.05333 km²) of radish in the suburbs of Zhengzhou. However, the large radishes weighing around 3 kilos each are less in demand. He haggled persistently with buyers for days, but the wholesale price they offered maxed [...]Continue Reading →
On 30 July, 2011 By Juling He (何菊玲)
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2011 has seen many unpleasant stories about pork in China. This spring, Chinese were overwhelmed by the fact that the pork they ate every day contained high doses of clenbuterol. The panic has not receded and pork prices have spiked sharply by summer. For some ‘smart’ people, a [...]Continue Reading →
CNN iReporters ranked Chinese century eggs (pídàn, 皮蛋) as number one revolting food in the world, surprising many Chinese. Recently, Chinese netizens actively joined two polls on Sina’s Weibo. The results are as follows:
Most revolting foods in the west: Stinky cheese, pungent stench Medium-rare beef, too bloody Escargot [...]Continue Reading →
On 2 July, 2011 By Juling He (何菊玲)
Hogwash oil refers to oil extracted from oily floats in the drain or leftover food from hotels or restaurants. The oil is extracted from rotten pork and peroxided oil (repeatedly used oil). It has been reported that hogwash oil has become a recycling industry chain in China.
Hotels and restaurants sell [...]Continue Reading →
Gallagher and his Sledge-O-Matic has nothing on these exploding watermelons! Thanks to Cristina for finding this article as we eat watermelon at the end of nearly every meal in Chinese restaurants. I just had great watermelon last night after an amazing dinner at QiXiangJu (其香居川菜世家) – Sichuan restaurant.
Farmer Liu [...]Continue Reading →
Today, I caught up with my friend Chozie, one of Beijing’s most adored DJ’s whose talents extend to event production and collaborations with some of the world’s hippest artists. A typical conversation with Chozie spans many topics and while I would love to let you in on all our conversations, I thought I’d give you [...]Continue Reading →
Shandong province — A 39-year old vegetable farmer grew 6 Mu (1 Mu is equal to 666.667 square meters) of cabbages, the economic mainstay for his family: his parents, wife, two daughters, and himself. When harvest season arrived, the price fetched only 0.08RMB for 1 Jin (500 grams). That is [...]Continue Reading →