With the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor, coming in November, October seems to be a big month for Blizzard in China. The company's doing everything to drum up hype for the game, from an online cosplay contest to now an offline promotional partnership with fast food giant, McDonald's.
Hot dogs are great! I don't care what anyone else has to say about them, but I enjoy eating hot dogs. Well, it seems I'm not alone in this world as one young man in China has gotten all frank to propose to his girlfriend.
Over the weekend, fast food companies in China have come under attack after an undercover report by the media revealed that the companies could be serving expired meats — some that may have been expired for over a year!
Transformers is big in China. In fact, I'd say it's huge! Being as popular as it is, the movies are a giant marketing opportunity for advertisers, especially advertisers in China. This year's Tranformers: Age of Extinction will be no different, and it's expected that the Chinese advertising will be stronger.
As someone who travels by plane at least eight times a year, I consume a lot of airplane food. Of the variety plane food I've eaten over the years, Chinese airplane food has been probably on average the worst. Well, according to Chinese social networking site Weibo, I'm not the only one who feels this way.
Simple dough, made from flour and water is used for everything from feeding the masses to making toys in China. Highly personalised toys. Personalised toys made out of what can be cooked and eaten.
You read that headline right. Chinese internet giant NetEase will soon be selling pork.
I seriously hope you're not eating breakfast while reading this post. In fact, if you are, I apologize.
Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt is said to be a big fan of pork. It's also been said that when Bolt was in Beijing for the 2008 Olympics, he ate nothing but McDonald's Chicken McNuggets. Now with McDonald's China introducing the lovechild of pork and McNuggets, maybe Usain Bolt might just come back to China.
Later this week, millions of ethnically Chinese people will celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival by getting together and having large family meals. Fast forward to the following week, millions upon millions of gifted "moon cakes" will be rotting away in the trash. Even the ridiculously cute and ornate ones.
From toys to snack cakes, Sanrio's ever-famous cat can be seen peddling everything. Including beer.
Around this time last year we brought you images of McDonald's Black and White Burgers—two small "half burgers" that come in a tiny box. Originally a limited one-time deal (like so many of McDonald's China's usual offerings), these tiny round bi-colored sandwiches of weird meat, flavourings, sauce and veggies are back…
On the streets of China, street vendors sell a delicious flatbread called "shaobing". This wonder of creation is incredibly cheap and incredibly filling—they come in all sizes and shapes as well as a with a variety of fillings. These little flatbreads have also helped change the life of one Chinese game programer.
So...A few days ago I purchased some "farm fresh" eggs from my local grocer. I purchased a carton of 15 randomly selected eggs. *A little context here, I've been buying these eggs since 2010 and they've always been "fresh".
I got home and was making some eggs for dinner. I cracked open two of the eggs and they were…
Last week on Kotaku we talked about China's Pepsi-cooked chicken wing potato chips coming out of China as a weird but delightful snack. Well, being the resident China hand, I can say without a doubt that Pepsi in its 30 years of history in China has been anything but conventional in terms of its products and…
Food safety has been a huge concern in China as of late. Ever since the melamine dairy scandal broke in 2008, Chinese people have been on the up and up on food safety, so much so that China has even rejected 6 brands of Korean made instant noodles due to allegations that the noodles have carcinogens. However food…
Summer in Beijing is hot, really hot, and it is quickly approaching. For a fat Asian American who grew up in New York City, the summer is a season of pain and moob sweats, and walking around in office clothes does not help. Thankfully a new ice cream sensation has swept over Beijing and much of China resulting, the…
For Chinese who grew up in the 80s and 90s, Japanese anime had a profound impact on their lives. You can walk along any Chinese university and see someone wearing a Rukawa Kaede basketball jersey from the basketball anime Slam Dunk. Walk down to some young hangout areas, and you'll see Chinese girls wearing Arale-chan…