Noodles Noodles Noodles

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I’ve always been an advocate for noodles over rice, and each time I eat these, I reaffirm my decision. These are called “You Po Mian” and are a broad, belt-shaped type of noodle, popular in Shaanxi Province, also known as biángbiáng miàn. It has vinegar, soy sauce, spices, garlic, bok choy and sprouts. It’s a super simple dish, but there’s something about chewy, handmade noodles that really brings it together. 

May the Fourth Be With You

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Tsingtao Beer Museum - Qingdao, China

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Qingdao is a major city in the east of Shandong Province on China's Yellow Sea coast. As of 2014, Qingdao had a population of 9,046,200.

Tsingtao Beer was introduced to the United States in 1972, and soon became the top-selling Chinese beer in the U.S. market. It was founded in 1903 by German settlers in Qingdao. Its logo displays an image of Zhan Qiao, a pier on Qingdao's southern shore. Tsingtao Brewery is the second largest brewery in China.

Jingshan Park

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This is my favorite spot in Beijing. It’s right in the middle of the city, offering a 360 degree view of how big Beijing actually is. It was cold, so I wasn’t here long, but sometimes it’s nice to be outside and just take a moment to appreciate the city in which you live