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Why You Should be Choosing Antibiotic & Hormone-free Poultry

Arguably, antibiotics were 20th century medicine’s crowning glory. But today, they are becoming increasingly ineffective in human medicine. So much so in fact that America’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lists antibiotic resistance among its “top concerns.” Read more>>

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5 Eateries to Satisfy the Foreign Palette in Hangzhou HOT

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There is no shortage of Asian cuisine in Hangzhou,that much is obvious. However, not all of us want to eat Chinese food day in, day out. So without further ado, let’s look at the restaurants that can sate our urges for something that little bit different. ... Read More>>

Lakeside Sippin’: 5 Great Teahouses in Hangzhou HOT

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With more than 700 teahouses, Hangzhou is a tea-lover's paradise. It's hard to find a better backdrop for your tea-sipping (or dim-sum-ing) experience than the famous West Lake. Take a stroll along its banks and neighboring roads and you're guaranteed to ...... Read More>>

Hungry in Hangzhou: The 10 Best Food Streets HOT

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Lines of small square tables crowd the street as hungry tourists and locals feast on regional specialties and old favorites amidst shouts of "fuwuyuan!" and bursts of laughter. The food streets of Hangzhou are full of life and boast some truly ...... Read More>>

Fine Dining at Satine, Hangzhou’s Premier French Restaurant HOT

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Have you tried Hangzhou's premier French restaurant yet? For the ultimate, romantic fine French dining experience, Satine will be your top choice.... Read More>>

Shuyu Café: A Place With More than Just Good Coffee HOT

A place for everyone, the exchange of culture, a warm environment to meet friends, or escape to find that perfect writing space, Shu Yu Café has so much more to offer than that perfect cup of coffee. ... Read More>>

Western Breakfasts in Hangzhou? They Really Do Exist… HOT


Eggs. Bacon. Home fries. Sausage. Toast with jam. I don't know about you but simply reading these words makes my mouth water. I am what you may call a "breakfast person" and until recently, I was bitter about the slim pickings of Western ...... Read More>>

Heavenly Hangzhou: Enjoying Traditional Chinese Food at the Bai Yun HOT


The Banyan Tree has opened a Chinese style resort on the outskirts of the Xixi Wetlands. The resort has created an elegant pairing of nature and classical Chinese style architecture. Arching bridges give access to the spacious villas scattered around the ...... Read More>>

Serving More than Just Meat: Hangzhou’s CRU Steak House HOT

With the large red and white wine cellar available, as well as delicious high quality dishes from all over the Western world, we feel certain you will not be disappointed in your dining experience at the CRU Steak House. ... Read More>>

Date Night: How to Impress in Xihu Tiandi HOT

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Congratulations! You’ve got yourself a hot date tomorrow! But now the big questions set in: Where to go, what to do? If you’re in Hangzhou, Xihu Tiandi is a safe bet for those looking to impress dates, friends or visiting relatives. Situated downtown on ...... Read More>>

Hangzhou’s Happy Hour Hotlist HOT

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It has been a long day, perhaps even a long week, for many.. You feel overworked and underpaid. If you find this description suits you, keep reading. This article will tell you more about two words everybody on a low budget salary loves to hear: “Happy ...... Read More>>

Where to Find Good Burgers in Hangzhou HOT

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It didn't take me long before I started to crave a really good, juicy burger. I tried asking for guidance from Chinese friends and they all pointed me towards the world-famous chains (McDonald’s, KFC, Burger King) scattered around Hangzhou. When I told ...... Read More>>

7 Best Thai Restaurants in Hangzhou HOT


Over the past year Hangzhou has practically doubled its number of Thai restaurants. We were on a mission to find the best one in town and found seven that each have something unique to offer. ... Read More>>

Welcome to Zheda: A Guided Tour for Yuquan Students HOT

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So you’ve just arrived in beautiful Hangzhou for your term studying abroad at Zhejiang University. You’re tired and a bit overwhelmed by everything around the Yuquan campus and don’t know where to get toilet paper. If you’re anything like I was as a ...... Read More>>

Breaking Chains: Best Pizza in Hangzhou HOT

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You’re hungry. It’s Sunday afternoon; you’ve just woken up after a late night or early morning and you need to eat off a wicked headache and put something in your somersaulting stomach. What better choice than something doughy and cheesy? Pizza – ...... Read More>>

Hunting Spices: International Grocery Shopping in Hangzhou HOT

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Expats can say what they like about Chinese food: it is sometimes mysterious, and even risky – but nevertheless it’s generally delicious and inexpensive. It’s also intimidating to cook, especially for those of us who haven’t been properly initiated. I ...... Read More>>

Hangzhou’s Heavenly Cuisine: Where to Find the Best Local Food HOT

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Hangzhou cuisine not only has a long famous history, but it is considered one of the eight great cuisines of China, famed for its focuse on fresh delicious flavours. Below we recommend a few of the best places to have Hangzhou cuisine in the city that gives ...... Read More>>

Sit-and-Sippers: 5 Great Independent Cafés in Hangzhou HOT

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As more and more foreigners and Chinese in Hangzhou require their early-morning coffee jolt, more and more coffee shops are popping up to fill that demand; however, not all of these are the ubiquitous Starbucks, C. Straits, or even McCafés. Hangzhou has ...... Read More>>

A Guide to Hangzhou’s Less Obvious West Lake Cafés HOT

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If it wasn’t for West Lake, Hangzhou just wouldn’t be what it is; namely one of the most beautiful cities in China. But it’s not only the lake itself or the numerous historical sites scattered along its banks that makes West Lake such an idyllic spot. ...... Read More>>

Western Dining in Hangzhou HOT

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Although Hangzhou has many delicious local specialties and a rich culinary history, a pricey trip to a Western restaurant often fills that occasional void most of us feel at one point or another while in China. However, unfortunately such endeavours often ...... Read More>>

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