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Zhang Mama

When a menu is written only in Chinese characters, it presents a language barrier for foreigners. When a restaurant offers a Mandarin-only menu and requires […]

Jianbing: Breakfast Crepes in Beijing

Jianbing are Beijing’s ubiquitous breakfast crepes, perhaps the city’s most popular morning snack. It’s available with a dazzling variety of toppings, and prominently featured in […]

Baijiu in Beijing

Baijiu, which translates literally as “white alcohol,” is a clear spirit made predominately from sorghum, although glutinous rice, maize or other grains can also be […]

Apomero

On our first morning in Nicosia we sat down at a sunlit outdoor table in a picturesque cafe and asked the waiter what Cypriots ate […]

Baoyuan Jiaozi Wu

Baoyuan Jiaozi Wu was locally famous in Beijing for years, then U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew turned the sprawling dumpling house into a […]

January 5, 2017

Zhang Mama: Spicy Lady

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Beijing -- When a menu is written only in Chinese characters, it presents a language barrier for foreigners. When a restaurant offers a Mandarin-only menu and requires diners to handwrite their order in characters, that molehill becomes an actual mountain.
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April 27, 2015

Biyou’Z: African Roots

By Brooke Swartz
São Paulo -- Melanito Biyouha's restaurant in São Paulo’s gritty Centro is a social sort of place. The salmon-pink dining room opens to the street, inviting passers-by to stop, bate-papo, talk football and grab a cold drink from the fridge.
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July 24, 2013

Diaspora Dining: A Taste of Shanghai in Toronto

By Gizelle Lau
Toronto -- Editor’s note: This feature, by guest contributor Gizelle Lau – a Chinese-Canadian food and travel writer based in Toronto – is the first in an occasional series on “diaspora dining,” covering the best places to find our favorite cuisines outside of their places of origin. The history of Chinese in Canada – pioneers who left their native land in pursuit of a better life and future – is a familiar immigrant story.
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