24 Hours in Shanghai

Shanghai is often a quick stop-over for travelers that continue their trip further into China or SE Asia. It can be overwhelming to choose what to eat and see during your short stay, so we’ve put together this 24 Hours in Shanghai guide to help you experience the most impressive …

Chengdu Restaurants – Best Restaurants in Chengdu

Kung Pao Chicken, Mapo Tofu, Dumplings, Noodles, the list goes on forever. Chengdu is often referred to as the culinary capital of China, and it is full of amazing restaurants offering all of the classic Sichuan dishes. Our Chengdu Food Tours offer the best of the best, but to round …

Happy (Chinese) New Year!

If you are reading this, it means you were part of an incredible year for Lost Plate. 2016 was big for us. Really big. We expanded into two new cities (Chengdu and Beijing), grew our team immensely, and had a blast while doing it. Our mission is to change the …

Top 3: China’s Winter Treats

China isn’t known for its sweets, but as the temperatures drop and we approach the winter holidays, there are a few special treats that start appearing on the streets of each city. Here’s a list of the top 3 seasonal treats that you’ll find all over China in the winter. …

Chengdu Hotels – Where to Stay in Chengdu

Chengdu is a chilled out place to hang out, and the city holds some of our favorite hotels in China! Our guests are staying here every night, and we hear all about their hotel experiences. So here’s a list of our favorite Chengdu hotels, keeping location, feedback, and foodie-interest in …

Beijing Publications Feature Lost Plate

We’re happy when our guests are happy. We’re even more happy when word about what we do spreads so much that we are featured in not one, but three premiere publications in Beijing! That’s right…Time Out, The Beijinger and That’s Beijing featured Lost Plate in their publications within our first …

Hiking Xian’s Huashan Mountain

The Qinling mountain range is one of the largest in China and many people are surprised to see how close they are on a clear day in Xian. Hua Shan’s jagged peaks and stunning landscape are one-of-a-kind and hiking Huashan Mountain is definitely worth adding to your Xian itinerary. For …

Guide to Chengdu Hotpot

Everyone knows that they need to try hotpot when visiting Chengdu, but few people know about the different types of hotpot the city has to offer. Take a look at the different ways locals enjoy this insanely spicy soup and the best places to find it! Updated October 15, 2016 …

China Travel Tips

There are a few good things to know before you travel to China that will prepare you for the unexpected and make your trip a lot easier. To avoid surprises, take a look at our China Travel Tips to make your trip more successful! Updated Feb 24, 2017 Top 3 …