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When real China doesn’t feel so Chinese | จะจีนก็ไม่ใช่ จะไทยก็ไม่เชิง

Living in Beijing, I am constantly exposed to the center of China-ness. Many things in this city remind me of the magnificent China: classic landmarks like the Forbidden City and the Olympic Bird’s Nest, intimidating government buildings that sprawl across the city, and eight-lane avenues which are so wide that it would require two red … Continue reading

America / China / Cultural difference / Food / Japan / Lifestyle / Thailand

Chinese restaurants in China: It’s not what you think

Although this may break your heart, I feel the need to clarify a couple of differences between eating in a Chinese restaurant in China and a Chinese restaurant in America. •    First and foremost, fortune cookies do not exist in China, nor does General Tso’s Chicken. •    You won’t be able to find that red … Continue reading