Fetured Q&A


How is the situation of Coronavirus in China? And locals in Wuhan?

4 Answer(s) $ 2

Vivian Yan: What I heard from my friends in Wuhan:

Her whole family stayed at home all day.
They cannot drive cars to get more groceries anywhere, and they are waiting for proper arrangements shortly.
They still held strong hope as the whole of society is helping them. At least today, Alibaba started to provide necessities for Wuhan, especially for the doctors and nurses.

WorldwideFood & Drink

What food in your country looks bad but tastes good?

5 Answer(s)

Charlotte Zhu: 皮蛋 preserved egg

A kind of cooked egg which can be eaten directly after removing the eggshell.
It is quite popular and well-known and you can find it everywhere in China.
The best way to eat it is with tofu, soy sauce, and vinegar.

ChinaFood & Drink

Where to get Beijing local food?

3 Answer(s)

Cell X: As a local I would say, since Beijing has a very distinctive four seasons, people tend to eat by season:

Eat at least once the copper hot pot in winter for Lamb mutton: at Donglaishun (东来顺) or Jubaoyuan(聚宝源)

Eat Skewers with cold Yanjing beer in summer

Eat handmade dumplings especially during winter

Eat Lamb Spine Hot Pot (羊蝎子) at Lao Chengyiguo 老诚一锅 or Luyuexuan 卢月轩 in winter

Eat Zhajiangmian 炸酱面 or Majiangmian 麻酱面 in hot days


What to do when travel to Shanghai?

7 Answer(s)

Charlotte Zhu: Can’t miss:
The bund, especially in the evening.

Luxury shopping mall:
Henglong Plaza

Art/authentic district:
Nanchang Road - Former residence of Sun Yat-sen

Renmin Park
Luxun Park

The local’s story & recommendations

NetherlandsFood & Drink

What restaurants in Amsterdam can I try as a vegetarian?

7 Answer(s)

Alexandra Gudowski: I would recommend the "Foodhallen", this classy indoor food market and bar serves high-end street food and they have lots of vegetarian options as weel. Some food stands are offshoots of popular Amsterdam eateries and breweries. It's located in Amsterdam's hip Oud West neighbourhood. Enjoy!

ChinaClimate & Weather

How's the weather / climate in Shanghai?

1 Answer(s)

Charlotte Zhu: For me, it’s horrible in summers and winters (December-February; July-August).

In winter, it’s cold and wet. And one of my Iceland friends said he felt it’s colder than Iceland.
In summer, it’s super hot and wet. Sometimes it’s raining for weeks.

Other seasons are pretty nice. Enjoy the short spring and autumn in Shanghai!


What flea markets in the Netherlands are interesting?

4 Answer(s)

Alexandra Gudowski: This is where you should go in Amsterdam:

1. "IJhallen", it's the biggest flea/vintage market in Europe, check their website for dates
2. "Noordermarket", only on Mondays and Saturdays
3. "Waterlooplein" (Monday - Saturday) but a way smaller choice then the first two options

These second hand and vintage stores are also awesome in Amsterdam:
1. "Zipper"
2. "Episone"
Please google their exact locations.

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