My name is Ran. I am 32 years old and I’m from Israel. I have been living in China for just over seven years now. Like many other of my fellow laowai expatriates I never planned to stay in China this long. Initially all I wanted to do was to travel in China for a couple of months before heading back home to start my grownup life. Instead I found myself on a never ending quest to master the Chinese language. I spent most of my time in Beijing but I also lived in Shanghai for several month while working at the Israeli pavilion in the 2010 World Expo. Currently I am back in Beijing doing a bachelor in Beijing Language and Culture University, majoring in Chinese teaching, and work as a part time English teacher.
For too long I listened to people complain how they had a really hard time finding good food in China. Every time I hear this sort of complaint I say the same thing: “Chinese food is great, you just need to know what to order”. Finally I decided to be more proactive and that’s why I started this project. If you agree with this and want to help me there are a couple of thing you can do.
It’s always nice to find more people who share your passion, and the value of positive feedback can never be underestimated. I encourage to encourage me by helping to build a community around this idea. You can start by joining FOODragons on Facebook and inviting others who may also find it interesting and useful.
If you have stories, photos or tips you would like to share I would be more than happy to publish them here. You can write about pretty much anything as long as it is somehow related to China or Chinese food. All you have to do is to contact me via the form below.
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When it comes to languages I only know human ones. I am not a programmer and can’t really talk to computers. That’s why this project consumes not only a much of my time but also my money. Trust me when I tell you, a niche app such as this doesn’t pay the bills, it mostly creates new ones. I am student and a part time English teacher (what else…) but I wish to channel more of my time to this project. A small donation from you will be a step in that direction, and it will also put me in a great mood. And if not, that’s also fine. Nobody tips in China anyway…