Teacher Spotlight: Heidi

What was your favorite thing about China? My favorite thing was travel, and I loved going to see the different sites that you see on TV and actually being there in real life was absolutely amazing. My favorite place that I went to was the Great Wall. It was so beautiful when we went and … Continue reading Teacher Spotlight: Heidi


4 best Asian blogs to make your mouth water

If you're like us, we love Chinese food! Even 10 years ago, authentic Chinese food was often difficult to come across in the United States. However, the blogosphere has really stepped up. And despite more authentic Chinese restaurants popping up across the country, the blogosphere still has a lot to offer. Here are some of … Continue reading 4 best Asian blogs to make your mouth water

Are you hungry for Chinese food?

Jennifer 8. Lee a woman originally from the Fujian province gave a TED Talk called the Search for General Tso. She explores quite a bit of American Chinese food history and what she discovers is fascinating! Ever wonder where fortune cookies are from? Is chop suey really authentic? Look no further than this video! https://youtu.be/U6MhV5Rn63MContinue reading Are you hungry for Chinese food?

5 American Chinese dishes that aren’t authentic

We all love authentic Chinese food and authentic American Chinese food, but some truly awe inspiring creations have come about ever since Chinese people came to the United States. Here are some American Chinese dishes that aren't authentic, but equally tasty! 1.) Beef and broccoli Seemingly the most popular American Chinese dish out there, there's no … Continue reading 5 American Chinese dishes that aren’t authentic

6 tips for dinning in China

Even after you've mastered chopsticks, there's lots to learn about dining in China! Here are a few tips to help you dine like a native! 1.) Chopsticks and rice Do not leave your chopsticks sticking up in rice! It might be a convenient place to leave them because your chopsticks won't touch the table, but … Continue reading 6 tips for dinning in China

7 American-Chinese dishes that ARE Chinese

American-Chinese food holds a special place in all of our hearts, but how much of it is actually authentic? Can you find Moo-shu pork or Chop Suey in China? What about sweet and sour pork? Chances are you won't find a lot of American-Chinese food in China, and you won't find a lot of authentic … Continue reading 7 American-Chinese dishes that ARE Chinese

All about dumplings

Dumpling is a very vague term to describe about five to 10 different tasty snacks (or meals!) in China. There are specific Chinese names for all the different kinds of dumplings, so be sure to learn them so you can try them all! If you read our post about North Chinese foods, we mention the … Continue reading All about dumplings

9 Tasty Chinese Dishes and How to Say them

Egg Fried Rice 蛋炒饭 dàn chǎofàn (Dan chow-fan) Fried Noodles 炒面 chǎomiàn (chow me-an) Fried Beef with Onion 洋葱炒牛肉 yángcōng chǎo niúròu (y-ah-ng ts-ong chow  knee-row)   Kung Pao Chicken 宫宝鸡丁gōngbǎo jīdīng  (gong bow gee ding) Fried Egg and Tomato 西红柿炒鸡蛋 xīhóngshì chǎo jīdàn  (she hong sure chow gee dan) Dumplings 饺子  Jiǎozi  (gee ow zuh) 包子 Bāozi … Continue reading 9 Tasty Chinese Dishes and How to Say them

Happy Thanksgiving from China

Happy Thanksgiving from all all our teachers in China to you. Being away from family on Thanksgiving can be hard, but these teachers made the most of it and are celebrating Thanksgiving their own way. Check out some of the pictures below! https://www.instagram.com/p/-ji5wINic5/?taken-by=wabstah https://www.instagram.com/p/-jXJvLqWuX/?taken-by=kadeetaylor https://www.instagram.com/p/-jPVVqpV6c/?taken-by=lydi_raye https://www.instagram.com/p/-kQw_BA9-_/?taken-by=mrs.kay_jensen https://www.instagram.com/p/-WYDW7nMFl/?taken-by=keepinupwjonesy https://www.instagram.com/p/-jEsobQblD/?taken-by=jessicalaiele Our teachers only have about a month … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving from China

9 street foods you must try

Street food is, for good reason, a staple in China. Most street food ranges from 5-10 kuai (about $1-1.50 USD) but it all makes for a delicious snack in between meals. This is a good collection of common street food in northern China, but keep your eyes peeled because there is much more out there … Continue reading 9 street foods you must try