Food & Restaurants

Chopsticks - Should We Try a Pair?

Chopsticks, Kuaizi in Chinese (Pinyin) have been used in China and other countries for thousands of years. Today they are available in many countries around the world, in public restaurants or at private homes, although they are more popular in some regions than others.

A pair of sticks is maneuvered usally in the right hand, between the thumb and fingers. People sometimes wonder how it is possible to pick up meat balls, fish balls, or even escargots by a pair of sticks. The fact is those sticks are up to the task and can be used to effectively pick up almost everything if you are skilled enough to do that.

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Tea – The Widely-Consumed Beverage

Tea (pinyin: cha) is made with tea leaves and leaf buds from a tea plant named camellia sinensis. Tea has been consumed for thousands of years, and today tea is the most widely-consumed beverage besides water. The most popular tea types available on the market include green tea, black tea, oolong tea, and white tea. Green tea in particular, with the combination of its color and slightly bitter and astringent flavour, makes it an ideal drink for those who are health conscious. Another example is Artichoke, which has also made its way to drinks. Xi Hu Longjing or Dragon Well from the West Lake in Hangzhon, Zhejiang province, China, is among the most well-known.

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