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From Beijing, we returned to Xi’an and were treated by the very generous Mr Chen Zhaopeng to yet another sumptuous meal prior to our departure for Singapore. Included in the farewell feast were appetizers, greens, pork, beef, duck, fish, mutton … Continue reading
In Beijing, we traveled to all the historical sites, including the Great Wall, which I first visited about 40 years ago. By then, my daughter has joined us in Beijing and having promised myself that I will eat the famous … Continue reading
China has the world’s largest high-speed rail network; the world’s longest high-speed rail line, from Beijing to Guangzhou extends 2,298 kilometers (1,428 miles), and now runs to Hong Kong. China’s bullet trains can reach 300 km/h (186 mph), or a … Continue reading
In Chinese culture, serving tea to a guest is an act of respect and obeisance; and as a guest, it is an honor to have tea poured for you. If I serve you tea and then pour myself a cup … Continue reading
In Xi’an, we came across biang biang noodles, touted as one of the “strange wonders of Shaanxi.” (Xi’an is the capital of Shaanxi province.) The noodle is thick and is as broad as a belt. It was originally part of … Continue reading
Xi’an, from time immemorial, is known as the starting point of the Silk Road. It was then known as Chang’an, and was used by ten Chinese dynasties as their capital. The aptly name metropolis – “Chang’an” means “eternal peace” – … Continue reading
I just came back from a visit to Xi’an and Beijing with my wife and younger son. My friend Dr Chen Keyu’s hometown happens to be in Xi’an, though the Cardiff PhD lives in Singapore and seldom visits Xi’an nowadays … Continue reading
Fermented tofu (bean curd) has been unfairly called “stinky tofu” because you can catch a whiff of the dish from afar. The dish has gotten an undeserved bad rap mainly due to the exaggerated western reaction to the dish. But … Continue reading
Shin Yeh is a fine dining restaurant right at the top of one of the tallest buildings in the world, the Taipei 101. The 85th floor restaurant is where I take VIP clients and special friends to. Service is impeccable: … Continue reading