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Choice Chinese: Dianguo Yunnan Tese Huoguo

Beijing Blogs   Hidden in plain sight behind the famed Chaoyangmennei “haunted house” (81 Chaonei Dajie, Baidu it), Dianguo Yunnan specializes in flavorful Yunnan-style hot pot.    Choice Chinese: Dianguo Yunnan Tese Huoguo   This Little Pig In addition to the myr...

New Eats: Wushi Kongjian

Reviews   Who would have thought Beijing could ever evolve to be such a trendy little minx? Yet here we are with not one but two restaurants this issue that request or require advance payment by Alipay or WeChat, and are tucked back in the Dongsi hutongs. Case in point: Wushi Kongjian.&...

Behind The Bar: Xian's Dabai

Beijing Blogs   We get  behind the bar with Xian's Dabai, who means business.    Behind The Bar: Xian's Dabai   How did you first get started in the bar scene? I got into the bar scene probably for the same reason as most guys: Because I thought girls liked bartenders. I...

How To: Talk About Famous People In Chinese

Beijing Blogs   China’s got some fascinating names for world’s most famous people, and the world’s keen on knowing the strangest and funniest ones. While we’re all big fans of funny things, useful things are tied for top spot. Here’s a small start to talking abou...

New Bar: Line Cocktail Bar

Reviews   Decorated with a mix of traditional Chinese furniture and modern sofas, and adorned with both scroll paintings and framed posters of Chinese pop stars, it seems like Line Cocktail Bar is in the middle of something of an identity crisis.    New Bar: Line Cocktail &n...

Health Matters: First Aid

Family   First aid is something you should know—and hope you never actually have to use. While those of us who have worked as babysitters or lifeguards as teens may know a thing or two about first aid, many of us have little training in even the basics, like performing the Heimli...

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