From Los Angeles to New York – the Long Way!

Have you ever sat on the sofa watching The Amazing Race and said, "I could do that!"? Well, here is your chance! For US$9,900 per person, 25 couples will compete in the sixth annual three-week international travel adventure competition, known as The Global Scavenger Hunt. They will embark from Los Angeles on 9 April 2010 …

Eight Great Cuisines of China

The Cantonese are reputedly China's most adventuresome eaters. According to a popular saying, they will eat anything with two wings except airplanes and anything with four legs except tables. The Hunanese like their food hot – so hot that Chairman Mao, who was born in the province, maintained that one of the reasons that so …

Hullett House Opens in Hong Kong

On 26 November 1996, just months before Hong Kong's historic return to Chinese sovereignty, the then British colony's Marine Police formally beat their last retreat from the gracious old white stucco edifice – to the strains of bagpipes and drums – that had served as their headquarters for 112 years and 68 days. “They did …

Cantonese Cuisine

Cantonese cuisine can be interpreted two ways. Either it is the cooking style of Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong Province, which was formerly known in English as Canton – thus Cantonese. Or it is a catch all phrase for the many and varied cooking styles found across Guangdong Province. Since there are three other distinct …

Chiu Chow Cuisine

Chiu Chow, known as Chaozhou(潮州)in Mandarin, is located in Northeastern Guangdong Province, near the border with Fujian Province. Not well known in the West, Chiu Chow food is actually a subcategory of Cantonese cuisine, considered by many food experts to be the best of China’s Eight Great provincial cuisines. Because of its location, it bears …

Hakka Cuisine

The Hakka, known as Kejia (客家)or “guest people” in Mandarin, are scattered across southeastern China, mostly in Guangdong and Fujian provinces. They can also be found in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan. There are an estimated 30 to 45 million Hakkan descendants worldwide. Famous Hakkans include Sun Yat-sen, the Father of Modern China; China's …