10 tips for eating out and not offending in China

Here are our top tips for respecting Chinese dining etiquette   Never point or gesticulate with your chopsticks. Never rest your chopsticks by inserting them into a bowl of rice – it is reminiscent of incense sticking into a grave. When clinking your glass with someone to s...
Sichuan peppercorns, huajiao and majiao

How to make Sichuan peppercorn oil – Hua jiao you – 花椒油

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    Chinese cooking recipe: Sichuan peppercorn recipe | Hias Gourmet     Sichuan peppercorn oil is an essential ingredient in many Chinese dishes. Make up a small batch and keep it on standby to add an earthy, fragrant element to your cooking. Ingredients An...
Sichuan Guai Wei Chicken

How to make Strange-flavour Chicken – Guai wei ji – 怪味鸡

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Sichuan strange-flavor chicken | Hias Gourmet
Recipe for Chinese chili oil

How to make Sichuan chili oil – La you – 辣油

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an essential ingredient for your Chinese kitchen Sichuan chili oil is an essential ingredient in many Chinese dishes. Of course you can buy your own, but this is much more delicious than anything you’ll get from the supermarket. If you’re not in China, you might need...

Donghuamen Night Food Market Closed

Forget going for scorpions or snake at Beijing’s Donghuamen night food market by Wangfujing…  it’s now a thing of the past. Like many other open food markets around Beijing it was forced to shut down. Until the end of June 2016, this had been one of Hias...