The brutal beating of four young women, after one of the women rejected unwelcome advances from a drunken male diner at a hotpot restaurant in Tangshan, Hebei province, continued to spark outrage on Chinese social media....
Feb 27, 2012
British chain Pizza Express has apologised for advertising the location of a Shanghai branch as “in the French Concession” (法租界 Fǎ Zūjiè), the French-governed enclave which occupied the city’s Xuhui and Luwan...
Mar 15, 2009
The Wall Street Journal profiles a restaurant in Shanghai that is the hottest meal ticket in town with only four tables: The dinner I had there recently began with a visit from Ms. Qu, whose smooth, round face and pixie haircut...
Nov 24, 2008
In the New Yorker, Fuchsia Dunlop, author of Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China, writes about a restauranteur in Hangzhou who is trying to supply only locally-sourced organic...
Apr 6, 2008
From Xinhua: Waitresses in green army uniforms and red “Serve the People” armbands salute customers and greet them with “I swear to Chairman Mao that I will serve you with all my heart.” The young women,...
Sep 23, 2007
Danwei carried a video interview with Hooters’ store manager in Beijing, produced by Thomas Crampton. Danwei introduced Crampton as the “former Hong Kong correspondent for the International Herald Tribune who now lives in Beijing, and has a blog, and a Youtube channel.”
Jun 15, 2007
Nina and Tim Zagat, founders of the respected Zagat restaurant guides, have written an op-ed in the New York Times bemoaning the sad state of Chinese restaurants in the U.S. and calling for “dumpling diplomacy” to bring talented Chinese chefs to our shores: Like so many other aspects of Chinese life, the culinary scene in […]
Jan 17, 2007
From Onemanbandwidth: In Beijing, China there is a restaurant where customers are not allowed to use flashlights or glow-in-the-dark-accessories (I heard that!) inside. Besides the kitchen and bathroom area, thankfully, the whole restaurant is virtually pitch black. Yes, this is by design. And though I have recommended it to a couple of places in Guangzhou […]
Jan 13, 2007
From AP via Shanghaiist: …A Shanghai tea house whose name translates roughly as “Frog Keeps a Mistress” has been deemed a threat to public morality and told to get a new moniker, local media said Friday. The “Qingwa Bao ErnaiÔºàÈùíËõôÂåÖ‰∫åÂ•∂Ôºâ” shop was violating China’s advertising law, the Shanghai Daily and other newspapers said, citing a […]
Nov 4, 2006
From China Daily: Shuttling from one table to another, they sweep up whatever food is left on the table in Beijing’s restaurants. They are the ‘Leftover Clan,’ writes Beijing Morning Post on Tuesday. “It’s a matter of preserving food.There’s no shame in it at all,” said Lao Liu (alias), a Beijing native who has been […]
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