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 …

Traditional Chinese Dumpling Recipe

Everyone around the world loves dumplings, but in China they have a very special meaning during the holiday season. The Chinese word for dumpling (Jiǎo-zi, 饺子) sounds very similar to the phrase for “changing time” (Jiāo-zi, 交子). They are often eaten during both Chinese New Year and Western New Year …

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 …

Lost Plate Interviewed on Beijing Radio

The excitement and attention just keeps rolling in for Lost Plate. This week we were interviewed by Gail who hosts a radio show in Beijing called FM Lifestyle which is focused on introducing lifestyle, entertainment, services and creative projects around China. The 25 minute interview touched on everything from who …