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Nǐ hǎo! 你好 (Hello!)

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

Can you read or speak Chinese? You’ll need to if you want to visit China. Check out my washing machine:

Let me introduce myself…

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 adventures with Chinese food and culture needed its own space.

What will you find here?

You will find simple and healthy Chinese food recipes for my baby and toddler.

When we first moved to China, we ate like we have always did i.e. bread, pasta, cookies and of course, fast food like KFC and McDonald’s.

As the days passed, we realized that Western-style foods were expensive!

Besides, the mainland Chinese were tucking into platefuls of leafy green vegetables, snacking on fresh fruit and looking young and healthy ^_^

When my son developed food allergies (swollen eyes and hives), especially to artificial food coloring, I became careful of the food that I bought and prepare. I had to read food labels and check the list of ingredients. 

When my daughter developed swollen eyes and broke out into rashes, I had to be careful of her skin care. She seemed to be allergic to additives in body oils, body lotions and even laundry detergents. 

When beloved family members and friends started succumbing to ill health, I decided that I have to make a change.

The Real Food Challenge

Join us in the greatest adventure of your life:

The Real Food Challenge <— TAKE UP THE CHALLENGE!!!

Check out my first “salad” below, which consists of processed cheesy sausages (!!!)  during our salad days.

You will also find posts on learning Chinese and English, with my kids!

I hope that you’ll find something useful. I would love to hear from you. You can contact me here.

Zài jiàn 再见 (Goodbye)!