eTALK China Insights: China’s Eight Cuisines

Source: Epicurious Chinese dishes such as Sichuan hotpot or Peking duck are world famous today. However, Chinese cuisine can be divided into a total of 8 culinary cuisines. The differences between them result from the millennia-old traditions and ethnic influences. Sichuan Cuisine Spicy Sichuan Hotpot - Source: China Discovery Sichuan Province cuisine is the most served cuisine in China. It is best known for its pungent flavor and the numbing aroma of Sichuan peppercorns. Main characteristics: Chili, garlic, Szechuan pepper.…

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eTALK China Insights: Unique Hotpot in China

Source: SCMP, Shutterstock Hotpot is one of the most popular dishes in China. Across the country, there are different types of versions. Not only the type of hotpot varies but also there are some unique and unusual hotpot restaurants. Here we present four unique hotpot opportunities in China! AI-Controlled Restaurant Source: Haidilao is the largest hotpot chain in China and is best known for its customer-focused service. The brand opened its first AI-controlled restaurant in Beijing in 2018. After…

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eTALK China Insights: Street Food in China

Source: Zhihu Chinese food is certainly one of the most popular cuisines in the world, and the variety in the Middle Kingdom seems endless. Besides the classic dishes like hotpot or the famous Peking duck, street vendors sell a huge variety of snacks or cheap food for people. Let's take a look at the most classic street food in China! Street BBQ Source: pinterest, thermalmarket Probably the most common street food in all of China is the classic street barbecue…

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eTALK China Insights: Hainan Travel Retail Market

Source: When you think of China, you don't necessarily think of white sand and warm seas. Hainan, located in the south of China looks like a tropical dream and is now facing a peak of domestic tourist. It now has become the world’s fastest growing market in travel retail – learn about how brands can capitalize on this travel retail boom! How big is Hainan Travel Retail? Source: South China Morning Post 81 million tourists in 2021 with 25.5%…

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eTALK China Insights: Chinese Taboos

Source: While some of these taboos are rather amusing and somewhat outdated, we should respect the idea of observing the traditions of any foreign country you might be travelling to. The following list could potentially save you from some awkward and embarrassing moments in China! Gifting Pears Source: How could an innocent little pear be taboo? The simple answer is: it implies separation! The Chinese term for "sharing a pear" sounds very similar to the term “to separate".…

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eTALK China Insights: Billionaires in China

Beijing has overtaken New York in the number of billionaires | Source: No other country has as many billionaires as China. And in no other country in the world is this number increasing so rapidly. In 2020 alone, 259 have been added. This means that China has cracked the 1,000-billionaire mark. The number has more than doubled within five years. With an increase of 75 billionaires in 2021, China now has about 1,114 billionaire entrepreneurs. #1 Zhong Shanshan Source:…

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