26 Chinese Dramas and Shows to Learn Mandarin

Here’s a list of my favorite binge-worthy Mandarin Dramas from Taiwan and China. Watching Mandarin language dramas can help expand your Chinese vocabulary and introduce colloquial terms that you don’t often learn in textbooks or novels.

How to Add Pinyin in Microsoft Word

This is a step-by-step tutorial on how to add Pinyin in Microsoft word. Adding Pinyin is useful for creating flashcards, labels, worksheets, and any documents for learning Chinese. Pinyin is a Phonetic system that helps Chinese learners sound out the characters and aids in better pronunciation.

How to Add Zhuyin in Microsoft Word

This is a step-by-step tutorial on how to add Zhuyin in Microsoft word. Adding Zhuyin, also known as Bopomofo, is useful for creating flash cards, labels, worksheets, and any documents for learning Chinese. Zhuyin is a Phonetic system used in Taiwan that helps you sound out the characters and aids in better pronunciation.

Bilingual Posters Giveaway

Excited for my first ever GIVEAWAY! This Thanksgiving holiday, I have partnered with A Little Chinese to giveaway a set of 10 bilingual posters. Giveaway ends 11/30/2020. Enter for a chance to win!

Taiwanese Sticky Rice Recipe

Taiwanese sticky rice, or 油饭 (Yóu fàn), is one of my favorite dishes and the ultimate Taiwanese comfort food. Learn how to make 油饭 with this easy Instant Pot recipe.

Kabocha Pumpkin Pie Recipe

What’s the best pumpkin for pie? I have 3 pumpkins from Halloween that I’m going to roast and bake into pies for a fun cooking experiment. Two varieties I selected are common during the fall season, a sugar pumpkin and a white lumina. The third variety,  kabocha squash, is frequently used in Taiwanese dishes. Can you guess which pumpkin wins?

Dumpling and Potsticker and Recipe

Dumplings, or 水餃 (shuǐ jiǎo) in Mandarin, are meat and vegetables in a noodle wrapper. Potstickers, or 鍋貼 {guō tiē), are pan-fried dumplings. The perfect food! This recipe will make a big batch to store in the freezer. Frozen dumplings are fast and easy to cook, a last-minute meal the whole family will enjoy.

Tang Yuan Recipe

Looking for a warm dessert for these cold winter months? Try this simple tang yuan recipe to make Chinese glutenous rice balls. It’s a fun activity for the kids too!

Chinese Exercise Videos Kids Love

Congrats if you have made it past the first couple weeks of distance learning. Those PE videos have got to go though, am I right? When possible we go outside for PE, but these raging fires in California have made the air outside unsafe. Here’s a list of exercise videos in Chinese to replace those awful PE videos.