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Nǐ hǎo! 你好 (Hello!)

Huān yíng, huān yíng! 欢迎, 欢迎! (Welcome, welcome!) 😀

Once upon a time, a banana went to China.

What’s a “banana”? Colloquially, a “banana” refers to a Chinese person who cannot speak Chinese, whether it’s Mandarin (the Beijing dialect) or Chinese dialects (Hokkien, Cantonese, Hakka, Hainan etc).

“A Banana in China” is born when I felt that our Chinese-speaking, food, shopping and travel adventures in China needed its own space.

What will you find here?

A food blog. How to shop for fresh food. How to prepare healthy Chinese food.

You will also find blogs about my trips to the wet market, the supermarkets or restaurants and hanging out with my kids. 

Yup. In reality, I spend spent most of my time in the kitchen.

I *love* being in the kitchen, thanks to years and years of helping my beloved grandmother and mother cook 🙂

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I also tried running it as a travel blog with my kids but I only managed:

What then?

A fish out of water. A square peg in a round hole.

I thought I’d man up and try to learn 300 Chinese characters. Unfortunately, Chinese characters are too darn complicated for me to blog about especially as I was copying and pasting the Chinese characters >_<

I hope that you’ll find some of the blogs useful. ^_^ and I would love to hear from you. Please contact me here.

Zài jiàn 再见 (Goodbye)!

Kit