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A new Chinese star shines bright in Hollywood culinary scene

Bistro Na's in Los Angeles made headlines this week with the announcement that it had been awarded a coveted Michelin Star by the famed Michelin Restaurant Guide.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/11 18:48:40

UAE expats taste Ramadan traditional sweets, sense of home

Nida Mohammed drove for more than an hour from Fujairah to Sharjah in the UAE just to buy special Iraqi sweets and juices for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/30 17:48:39

A bite of food-tech: futuristic restaurant staffed by robot chefs and waiters

What will restaurants look like in the future? Ever wondered what your dinner would taste like if a robot cooked it? A robotized restaurant in the harbor city of Tianjin may give you the answers.
Source: People's Daily Online | 2019/5/27 20:39:52

International Cuisine Culture Forum and Carnival coming to Beijing's Langyuan Station Culture Park

The International Cuisine Culture Forum and Carnival will kick off on Friday at the Jiangfu Culture Square and Langyuan Station Culture Park in Beijing's Chaoyang district. The theme of this year's activities is A Bite of the Belt and Road Initiative.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/20 18:33:40

International Cuisine Culture Forum and Carnival coming to Beijing

The International Cuisine Culture Forum and Carnival will kick off on Friday at the Jiangfu Culture Square and Langyuan Station Culture Park in Beijing's Chaoyang district. The theme of this year's activities is “A Bite of the Belt and Road Initiative.”
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/19 17:18:40

Asian restaurants mushrooming in China: report

Asian restaurants have been growing fast in the Chinese mainland as young Chinese develop appetites for diverse cuisines, a report showed.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/17 17:36:11

Enjoy a relaxing meal with Yangzhou 'morning tea'

When was the last time you sat down and had a nice breakfast?
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 20:23:39

Tokaj winemaker aims to revive royal heritage

A Hungarian winemaker in the Tokaj region known for its golden dessert wine is selling a vintage for $40,000 a bottle, hoping to revive the royal heritage of a wine revered by kings and connoisseurs.
Source: Reuters | 2019/4/29 16:23:40

Vegetarian alternatives

For those that want to cut cholesterol, reduce carbon footprints or express compassion to animals, but cannot seem to quit meat, a novel MeatFest being held in Shanghai might hold the answer.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/24 16:28:40

Frothed not fried: Hanoi's egg beer draws curious drinkers

Scrambled, fried, or... whipped into beer? It might not be the most conventional way to serve eggs, but a decades-old Hanoi cafe is delighting drinkers with a frothy beer cocktail that has no place on a breakfast menu.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/10 19:43:40

One in five deaths worldwide linked to unhealthy diet

Eleven million deaths worldwide in 2017 were linked to people eating poor diets high in sugar, salt and processed meat that contributed to heart disease, cancer and diabetes, a global study found.
Source: Reuters | 2019/4/10 19:13:41

Some smelly Chinese dishes you need courage to try

Many people may hesitate when coming across foods that give off a strong stinky odor: To eat or not to eat, that is the question.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/3 16:23:40

Bucking the crisis, Greek microbreweries bubble to the fore

Bent over a barrel, Greek microbrewer Sophocles Panagiotou lovingly draws a measure of his Septem Red Ale into a glass cylinder and expertly transfers it to a glass.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/21 18:18:40

Craze for beer and Korean fried chicken fades in China as young people turn to healthier diets

"We got there around 10, and were told that we needed to wait for about three hours. So we went shopping and went back three hours later. Then we still had to wait another hour before we got our table,"says Tina Yao, recalling the first time she went to Huluhuo, a Korean barbecue and fondue restaurant in Beijing, with friends when she was in college a couple of years ago.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/14 17:58:41

Ninety-year-old noodle vendor helps keep foodie culture alive

Leong Yuet Meng cannot walk more than 10 meters without assistance. Yet, the frail 90-year-old still runs a wonton noodle stall in downtown Singapore, selling at least 200 bowls on any given day.
Source: Reuters | 2019/3/7 16:48:40

Abundant mallow harvest a boon for impoverished Iraqis

With rain spreading across Iraq, mallow growing in the northern and eastern parts of the country gives impoverished people food to eat or sell for extra money. Mallow, or Malva pusilla, is a cosmopolitan weed found principally in temperate regions of the world. It is a fast-growing annual or perennial herb with the capacity to grow in dense patches in gardens, yards, roadsides, waste ground, orchards, pastures and agricultural fields.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/14 16:08:41

Smart hot pot

Would you like to enjoy a truly unique hot pot experience? If so, you could be warmly served by robots. A famous hot pot chain has gained even more popularity since it opened its smart restaurant in downtown Beijing in October 2018. Patrons eager to visit the establishment often have to wait an average of two hours to get a seat.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/14 16:08:40

Three dishes reveal the history and culture of Harbin, Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province

History and culture shape the diet of a city, as such local culinary dishes act as the perfect entryway to understanding the history and culture of a locale. Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, has some very unique cuisine that has been influenced by its cold climate and location along the Russian border. Here are the three most distinctive Harbin dishes you must try if you want to know more about the city and its people.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/1 16:38:40