Chinese Food Slang

  There is a Chinese proverb “吃饭皇帝大” (chī fàn huáng dì dà), which literally means “Food is bigger than the emperor”. It shares a similar meaning with the English slang “someone’s bread and butter”, which is “Nothing is more important than eating”. You can see how essential food is in Chinese life from this notion. Read more about Chinese Food Slang[…]

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Trivia -Vegetables’ names in Chinese

    Have you wondered… what is the Chinese word for collard greens? A lot of times with foods, translation don’t always work so well for a variety of reasons. Sometimes the food is regional or local, and China doesn’t naturally have that type of food. Sometimes, China has a version of that plant or Read more about Trivia -Vegetables’ names in Chinese[…]

Chinese food – more than just instant noodles

Some people who haven’t been to Asia before and thinking about going on vacation or even living in China, have prejudices about chinese food. Due to this TutorMandarin wants to introduce you some typical dishes and what foreigners might be aware of, to make their experience as special as possible. First of all, people should Read more about Chinese food – more than just instant noodles[…]

Only China Foodies Will Know

Calling all Chinese learners that are also foodies, listen up! Come learn some new ways to talk about food with the passion it deserves. Come commiserate about the Chinese food problems we all have (Shandong pancakes being sold out, eating your nut bracelet). Come enjoy this great video from TM Shanghai. Vocabulary 螃蟹 pángxiè crab 红烧 hóngshāo braised 发胖 fāpàng Read more about Only China Foodies Will Know[…]