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Although you can use the red buttons to add tone marks, we highly recommend you use the number method (e.g. hao3) for speed and placement of the accent above the correct vowel. [Hint: Type "v" for "ü"]
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‘Snowy’ Mooncake Recipe

This is a great recipe that Chamcen found on a popular Chinese food site. You can see the original recipe in Chinese for those of you who want a challenge! ‘Snowy’ Mooncake with a Creamy Custard filling There are two parts to this recipe: 1) Making the custard filling and 2) Making the mooncake dough… Read More

Top 10 Popular Chinese Dishes

The Chinese food that we’ve become accustomed to in the West, is pretty different from the dishes that people are eating in China. Spring rolls, prawn crackers and house special chow mein are largely influenced by Hong Kong cuisine. Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing, food from Hong Kong is equally as delicious as… Read More

饣字旁 Shi zi pang: The Food Radical

I have previously written about how “Radicals Are Your Friend.” and in this article, I will introduce a specific radical that has been extremely helpful for me to learn: Meet The Food Radical: 食字旁 (shí zì pang) 食字旁 (shí zì pang) or 饣字旁 (shí zì pang), literally means ‘the food one on the side’! This… Read More