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Culture Corner

Scroll down to see a hodge podge of all things Chinese

Li Hing Mui

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We've eaten this snack for years but what are its origins?

Chinese Tea Explained

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What color of tea would you like?

How Macau Got Its Name


How the Portuguese came up with this name.

Chinese New Year

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In China it is known as "Spring Festival"

Ching Ming Festival

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Paying respect to one's ancestors

How to Bai San

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Instructions provided to preserve this tradition

Chinese Zodiac

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How these animals influence your life and why the rat is first.

Hakka People

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Are you Hakka or Punti?

Mid-Autumn/Moon Festival


The legend behind one of China's most important holidays.

8 Immortals

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This group of people are legendary in China.  Find out why.

Water Chestnut Cake

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Here's a recipe on how to make this delicious gelatin...  made from water chestnuts...

Dr. Sun Yat-sen

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Sun Yat-sen, father of modern China, had many ties to Hawaii.  

Chinese Religion and Culture


How the "Three Teachings" shaped Chinese culture.

Dragon Boat Festival


Explanation of this ancient Chinese holiday.

Lunar calendar, Solar calendar and Chinese calendar


Understanding the differences.

Hungry Ghost Festival

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What we do when the ghosts come to visit.

National Hero
Lin Zexu

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China's fight against opium drug use

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