It’s beyond a doubt that 2020 has been a tough year for everyone around the world. As we have been forced in different capacities to lockdown, quarantine or shelter in place, a new kind of vacation has come about: the staycation. China is no exception. Many people are still choosing or being advised to not … More China’s Best Trends of 2020
Can you imagine that you don’t have to go to the zoo to see an alpaca (羊驼), deer, rabbit, raccoon, and meerkat, but can see them in a small but fantastic café? In Shenzhen, it is possible! The uniquely themed Fantastic Beasts Café is a popular spot in the Nanshan district. Go check it out! A café Zootopia! Address: 海德二道天利名城B座6楼610（海岸城喜茶楼上) Coastal … More Restaurant Review | Fantastic Beasts Café
Get to know the Cha Chaan Teng! Originating in Hong Kong, the Cha Chaan Teng is also known as the Hong Kong Style Café. Cha Chaan Teng can be historically traced to around 1950s when the western lifestyle became increasingly popular among Hong Kong people. Back then, western cuisine was only served in fancy … More Shenzhen Food Scene: The Cha Chaan Teng!
School starts and then Mid-Autumn Festival arrives so quickly! In order to celebrate this traditional holiday of China, the first Mooncake Making Night of PKUSZ was held on September 29th at the Home for International Friends on campus. A diverse group of 20 international and Chinese students from different graduate schools on campus attended this meaningful activity. In China, … More Mooncake Making Night Shares the Spirit of Mid-Autumn Festival
The Mid-autumn Festival is almost here! It falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month when most Chinese farmers finish reaping their harvest. To ensure you properly enjoy the wonderful and uniquely Chinese flavors of this holiday, we are here to share 5 traditional foods Chinese people enjoy around the Mid-autumn Festival. Mooncakes … More 5 Foods Chinese People Enjoy for Mid-Autumn Festival
A quick helpful guide to ordering your preferred cup of sereni-tea! There is nothing that milk tea can’t handle; and if it can’t, then have two cups of it. These days, milk tea is the most popular drink in China. Knowing the best spots in the city is essential for impressing your friends and locals … More Milk Tea in Shenzhen
On Sunday December 22, Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School (PKUSZ) international students were invited to take part in a dumpling making event to celebrate Dongzhi Festival (Winter Solstice). The event was held by the University Town Shenzhen Community Government at the Home for International Friends on the PKUSZ campus. Twenty international students had the wonderful … More Dumplings Warm Students Up on Dongzhi Festival
First things first, welcome all newcomers to Shenzhen! You are about to experience the most unique time in your life. Do not waste a moment getting settled in! The best way to get to know the city is to get out and explore it with new friends! Before you know it, you will get stuck … More A Shenzhen Checklist for Newcomers!
On June 05, 2019, the Campus Service Office and Logistics Committee held the first ever campus culinary competition for students and staff. The Taste of Nanyan Cooking Competition took place in front of PKU Canteen 1. Judges and students congregated to watch the culinary magic and ultimately discover who would take home the title of … More Taste of Nanyan Cooking Competition Discovers PKUSZ’s Top Chef!
Dim Sum, known in Mandarin Chinese as 点心 [Dian Xin], is a common Chinese brunch dining experience usually for large gatherings of friends and family on the weekend. It might be the time to unwind and relax, but don’t go expecting a quiet Sunday vibe. Part of the fun is the moving parts and flowing … More Restaurant Review: Dim Sum at Dian Xin Hui
Smelly cat, smelly cat, what are they feeding you? If you ever watched Friends, an American situation comedy, you will definitely know what I was saying and maybe hum along. And if you want to review this classic TV series, Smelly Cat Café & Bar will be there for you. Smelly Cat Café & Bar … More Restaurant Review: Smelly Cat Café & Bar
Still feeling the heat? Summers are long in Shenzhen. Nevertheless, you have made it this far and the chances are you have something to celebrate—maybe it is finishing up the final week of a thankless internship, a reunion with friends, making it through the National Judicial Examination, or finally settling into your new home here … More Restaurant Review (Bar Edition): Bionic Brew