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[ 15 Jun 2011 | No Comment ]

It is said that a trip to Beijing, China’s capital city, cannot be considered complete without sampling one signature dish that bears the city’s name,  Peking Roast Duck (Bei Jing Kao Ya) – also often simply called Peking Duck. Like many great dishes around the world, Peking Duck spent much of its eight hundred years old history as a staple dish for Imperial China’s upper class and royalties. These days one can find a delicious serving of Peking Duck pretty much in anywhere around the world, from Bangkok to Barcelona. …

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[ 18 May 2010 | No Comment ]
Yum Cha Restaurant Chinatown

Spread across the globe by early Cantonese immigrants and popularized by the rise of Hong Kong as an international commerce hub, yum cha (‘drinking tea’ in Cantonese dialect) grew to be one the most widely known Chinese culinary traditions. Today one can easily find eateries offering yum cha in most of the world’s large cities. Singapore, with its fair number of Cantonese speaking population is no exception. The city is blessed with a wide selection of restaurants serving yum cha; ranging from hawker-style eateries to five star priced meal at the Royal China restaurant at Raffles Hotel.