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 list and click on any topic that arouses their interest. For those interested in specific topics, I have set up a few categories and tagged each title for an appropriate category.
posts about the adaptation of traditional foods and beverages to modern industrial production.
posts reporting innovative products
posts about food-related policy, political and legal issues, etc.
Introducing a city or a region
Introducing a single company
posts about the food industry in general or a particular market.
posts introducing the distinctive traits of a social group
[Market] Food for world peace
[Market] Instant noodles – possibly the world’s most resilient food
[Tradition] What on earth are . . . dumplings?
[Policy] Infant formulae in China – a showcase of Chinese food policy
[Tradition] What on earth is . . . jiang?
[Tradition] What on earth are . . . mantou?
[Tradition] Babao Porridge – food that enlightens
[Company] Will Nestlé’s challenger be Chinese?
[Tradition] What on earth is . . . furu?
[Tradition] Jinhua ham – the Chinese challenge to Pata Negra
[Tradition] Quick frozen future for traditional Chinese snacks
[Tradition] Traditional Chinese dairy products
[Tradition] Medicine Food Same Source
[Market] Get the best out of Food Ingredients China (FIC)
[Market] Leisure food – A food group strongly embedded in Chinese culture
[Tradition] Lotus – beautiful to see and nutritious to eat
[Tradition] Old Soup – new process – the ultimate Chinese savoury product
[Tradition] Hot and savoury: fermented bean chili sauce
[Tradition] What on earth are . . . . moon cakes?
[Policy] Feeding China’s military
[Tradition] Rice wine – not really Chinese sake
[Local] Pu’er – where coffee, tea, wine all coming together
[Market] The market for flour improvers and ingredients in China
[Tradition] Sea cucumber – a slug with nutritional properties
[Market] China’s top food brands in 2014
[Market] China’s popular biscuit brands
[Market] Date (jujube) Processing in China – spotted in New Mexico
[Market] Food ingredients purchasing behaviour in China
[Tradition] The most representative Chinese pickle: zhacai
[Market] Formulated milk beverages in China
[Tradition] Baijiu – not Chardonnay, but perhaps an alternative for whiskey
[Market] Bread in China – from snack to staple, though still for the young urban
[Market] Potato growing & processing in China
[Market] Protein drinks – the Chinese alternative for dairy
[Tradition] What on earth are . . . mahua?
[Tradition] Favourite Chinese flavours – Yuxiang – Fishy without fish
[Tradition] Huamei – preserved plums – from popular snack to innovative candy
[Market] Food companies in China’s top 100/500
[Market] How old is yoghurt in China?
[Tradition] Peking Duck – from big bite to one-bite snack
[Policy] Public nutrition in China
[Market] Cheers! How Chinese discuss beer online
[Local] Harbin – where the West meets the East
[Market] Chinese acquire a taste for olive oil
[Tradition] How an Old Godmother has created China’s growing chili culture
[Market] Candy in China – not only for the eyes
[Policy] Growing your own food: Chinese consumers’ response to food safety issues
[Policy] Slow Food in the fastest growing economy – sustainable cooking in China
[Tradition] Traditional Chinese snack food
[Tradition] What on earth are . . . zongzi?
[Tradition] What on earth are . . . saqima?
[Market] Is China the future for chocolate?
[Innovation] Crab Roe Flavoured Seed Kernels – a fine example of Chinese food engineering
[Market] Train food in China
[Tradition] Guoba – from nuisance to delicacy
[Innovation] Artificial jelly fish – Chinese can make it look, feel and taste real
[Market] New milk ad reflects cultural change in China
[Tradition] The revival of famous food and beverage brands of the past
[Market] Food for brands
[Market] Chinese desserts
[Market] Fish paste – from offal to Chinese haute cuisine
[Market] The rise of China’s new coffee culture
[Market] Cheese in China – a gargantuan challenge
[Market] China: the world’s biggest ice cream market
[Tradition] Millet – an old food rejuvinated
[Market] Discovering the Holiland . . . in China
[Market] Let’s meat in China – the indigenous classification of meat products
[Market] Drinks galore – the Chinese typology of beverages
[Market] 2015 in review
[Innovation] New foods launched in China in 2015
[Market] China’s breakfast revolution
[Policy] China’s Halal food
[Market] The Chinese sense of strawberries – candy among fruit
[Innovation] Chinese industrial food recipes
[Local] China’s food capital – Yantai
[Policy] Belt and road – wheat and Yeast, and more
[Market] Eggs – Chinese like them salty
[Policy] Food and tourism in China
[Policy] China’s many capitals – regional food chauvinism in China
[Policy] Grapes of wealth – Boxi Vineyard in Pengshui
[Market] Tea, in China not only for drinking.
[Innovation] Sour is the new sweet in China – young Chinese food scientists play with vinegar
[Tradition] Soy sauce, like jiang but more liquid
[Innovation] Fishy innovation – young Chinese food technologists knocking themselves out
[Market] China and wine – a growing love affair
[Market] Enzyme applications in the Chinese food and beverage industry
[Innovation] I love You – What Chinese do with oat
[Market] Niangao – Chinese New Year Cake
[Local] China’s major food regions
[Market] Bird’s nest – if you can’t eat them, drink them
[Market] Vegetarian food in China
[Market] Nothing sweeter than sweet potato
[Market] Tomatoes in the Chinese kitchen and even more for export
[Market} Shaji – the unknown superfruit
[Company] Mengniu – Game changer of the Chinese dairy industry
[Market] Yangmei – super yummy superfruit
[Company] Yanjing – the Emperor’s beer
[Tradition] Balancing the five flavours (and one more)
[Market] Who is making food (ingredients) in China? – the structure of the Chinese food industry
[Tradition] What on earth are . . . youtiao?
[Policy] The Chinese food additive registration
[Policy] Top food technology programs in Chinese universities
[Market] Canned food – a luxury item in China
[Local] Zhangzhou: China’s second (first?) food capital
[Market] Beans in China: too many to count, but never enough
[Market] Sweet gold – the Chinese honey market
[Market] China’s two dairy giants – Yili and Mengniu – compared
[Market] China and luncheon meat – a remarkable relationship
[Market] Fruit jelly in China – struggling to come back
[Market} The market for functional beverages in China seems rather redbullish
[Market] Eating grass – Chinese slowly discovering salads as meals
[Market] Mid Autumn Goody Box – fancier food for a traditional festival
[Market] China’s top private food & beverage companies of 2019
[Market] Water chestnut – a very Chinese ingredient
[Innovation] You are not eating pastry, but culture
[Market] Camel milk – fad or trend?
[Social] What Chinese food lovers love most
[Tradition] Pink is the colour of spring and hope for 2020 in China
[Market] The most popular food and beverage brands in China in 2020
[Market][Tradition] Savoury ice cream in China – Where East meets West
[Market] Time to sober up – the Chinese way
[Market] Chinese yam – food that helps digest itself
[Martket] Health food from China’s coasts: China’s seaweed industry
[Market] Yoghurt: the centre in Chinese food innovation
[Market] Preserved fruit – possibly China’s the oldest candy
[Market] Bamboo – Chinese eat it too.
[Market] Unifood – university students as drivers of food innovation in China
[Market] Cosmetics food same source
[Market] Hot Pot – how a traditional way of eating has developed into a complete market
[Market] Dirty coffee – the next stage in China’s emerging coffee market
[Social] China’s single dogs and their punk diet
[Social] China’s silver hairs are challenging the single dogs
[Regional] Top Chinese regions for various foods
[Market] China’s new funky ice creams for the 2022 summer
[Tradition] Herbal tea – China’s recent beverage trend