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Category: Chilli in China

More Chilli Impressions from Beijing

While I’m trying – or finally, now that everything’s settled in and matured a bit, don’t have to try so…

Hainan, Home of China’s Habanero?

The summer of 2013, we already went from Hunan to Hainan. It was just because of family connections to these…

Chilli to Help with Diets – and Alcohol?

Modern research has been looking into various ways that the chilli may relate to diet(ing) and digestion (and testosterone) –…

LaMeiZi, the Spice Girls of Hunan

Let’s return from China with something from China, and with music. After all, whenever an appearance of chile pepper in…

Like at Mama’s – Zhang Mama Sichuan Restaurant in Beijing

How could I not like a restaurant that has always greeted me with piles of chilli? And is that a…

October 1st is China's National Day, celebrating the establishment of the People's Republic in 1949... and among the celebratory gestures this year reported in the China Daily, there was one I just have to share here: A quaint village celebrating the red flag in red chilli. It's been argued - or at least I do - that one of the reasons the chilli fit so well into China is that red has always been its festive color. In traditions, for good luck, at weddings... and now also as symbolic of Communism. There ya go... [caption id="attachment_1374" align="aligncenter" width="800"]china-national-day-chilli-wuyuan Source: China Daily[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1375" align="aligncenter" width="800"]shaiqiu-chilli-national-day Source: China Daily[/caption]

China’s National Day – in Chilli

October 1st is China’s National Day, celebrating the establishment of the People’s Republic in 1949… and among the celebratory gestures…

“World’s Spiciest Bowl of Noodles” No More

What a disappointment. The Wall Street Journal’s “Real Time China” blog reported mid-August (2014) that Beijing’s Fu Niu Tang Hunan…

It’s China’s “central south” region, basically Hunan and Sichuan, that are best known for the popularity of chile peppers there….

Market Monday: Hong Kong, North Point

I recently went through Hong Kong and, among other things, had a chance to pass through the market street near…

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