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 …

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 …

Lost Plate Launches Beijing Food Tours

China’s top-rated food tours are now available in Beijing! For two years, Lost Plate has taken guests on culinary adventures in both Xian and Chengdu. They have their own tuktuks that zoom through the narrow streets and alleys of the city to get tourists off the beaten path and eat …

Xian Restaurants – Best Restaurants in Xian

One of the most common questions we receive is: “Where can we eat in Xian during the other days of our stay?” It’s a really good question since most places have no English options (like the amazing places we selected for our Morning and Evening Food Tours!). With that said, …

Xian Hotels – Where to Stay in Xi’an

No need to stress about where to stay in Xi’an; we’ve done the work for you! We have guests staying in the city every night, so here is a list of their favorite Xian Hotels and places to stay…all of which we recommend and are especially great for foodies. Keep …

United Hemispheres Magazine Features Lost Plate

United Airlines made an exciting announcement this year when they created America’s first direct route between the USA and China.  Starting in May, United will offer this flight three days a week on their state-of-the-art 787 Dreamliner. If you have traveled to Xian from the US, you know it’s not …