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Eurasia Consult scans the food news from China on a daily basis. On this page, we regularly drop a few lines of what we believe to be interesting information picked up during all that scanning. We will select items that … Continue reading

Cheese in China – a gargantuan challenge

Most Chinese believe that cheese smells like a kitchen rag, but there definitely is a future for cheese in China. First of all, you should know that most of the Chinese do not like cheese, or at least the typical … Continue reading

Fish paste – from offal to Chinese haute cuisine

Fish paste is a good example of a Chinese food ingredient that is widely used, but disproportionally little known. The best known product made from fish paste is the fish ball, shown in the picture, that is an indispensable part … Continue reading

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In spite of the search engine of this site, I have added a convenient Table of Contents page with the titles of the posts. Visitors with a general interest in the Chinese food and beverage industry can browse through this … Continue reading

What on earth are . . . zongzi?

It has been a while since I posted a ‘What on earth . . .’ blog introducing a traditional Chinese food. So here is a new one. In essence, zongzi are pyramids of glutinous rice with various types of fillings, … Continue reading

How an Old Godmother has created China’s growing chili culture

From ‘too hot’ to chili lovers Chili has seen a remarkable growth in China during the past couple of decades. I still remember my first year in China as a student in 1975. Sure, you could get spicy dishes in some restaurants, … Continue reading

Peking Duck – from big bite to one-bite snack

According to a Chinese saying, no visit to Beijing is complete if you miss climbing the Great Wall or dining on Peking Duck. Long history Eating roast duck in China dates back as far as the Northern and Southern Dynasties … Continue reading