Tag Archives: Beijing

A City Within A City: Beijing’s Forbidden City

A 164-foot wide mote and 33-foot high wall with a perimeter of roughly 2.25 miles encases The Forbidden City in the center of  Beijing.  It features about 800 buildings and almost 10,000 rooms, over a 7-million square feet area, and … Continue reading

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Who is General Tso?

Come into any Chinese restaurant in the U.S. and you will probably find a dish named after General Tso. But, who is he and why are these dishes named after him? Tso Tsung-t’ang or Zuo Zongtang (左宗棠) was born November … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from China’s Miao Ethnic Group

The Miao ethnic minority in China celebrates their new year in the 10th lunar month, typically after the rice harvest. This year, the celebration is on November 12, 2015. The Miao are a collective group of about 5-million made up … Continue reading

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At Yu’s New Beijing in Glen Ellyn, We are Celebrating Mid-Autumn Moon Festival under a Moon Struck September

As fall is descending down in the Northern Hemisphere, Mother Nature presents us with one of the most beautiful moons of the year.  True, there is only one Moon and here on Earth, we have the privilege of sharing it.  … Continue reading

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Chinese Valentine’s Day: Qixi Festival, also Known as The Night of Sevens or The Double Seventh Festival

Valentine’s Day is traditionally a western holiday, but as in the case with many other holidays there is a somewhat comparable holiday in China called the Qixi Festival or 七夕节 “The Night of Sevens,” or “The Double Seventh Festival.””  The … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Colorful Ice Sculptures! Yu’s New Beijing in Glen Ellyn, IL Celebrates the Harbin Ice Festival and DYI Ingenuity

January 2014 – In the Chicago area, after snow following snow for the last month, we are bracing for some really cold weather  arriving very soon, with lows dipping below -20F!  Yes, that is cold for Chicago! However, that’s a … Continue reading

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The National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) Celebrates Art

Yu’s Garden Chinese Restaurant in Glen Ellyn, IL is happy to introduce to you to one of the treasures of China, The National Art Museum of China. The National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) in Beijing, China, is a national … Continue reading

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Yu’s Garden Chinese Restaurant in Glen Ellyn Introduces You to Beijing Opera 京剧

Yu’s Garden Chinese Restaurant in Glen Ellyn, IL would like to introduce you to the intricacies of the Beijing Opera so that you can appreciate one of our cultural icons. Beijing Opera or Pekin Opera is the combination of music, … Continue reading

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Yu’s Garden Chinese Restaurant in Glen Ellyn Introduces You to the Hua’er Festival

There are many different cultural groups in China.  The minority people groups of the Northwest Region have their own distinct folk songs, courtship traditions and festivals.  The most typical tradition in Northwest China is the “Hua’er,”  or Flower Ballad.  The … Continue reading

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Graduations? Father’s Day? Family Gathering? Yu’s Garden Chinese Restaurant in Glen Ellyn Caters to Your Occasion!

Let Yu’s Garden Chinese Restaurant cater your next summer event!  Starting at $6.95 per person! (Minimum 10 people.)  Our delicious menu is perfect for graduations, Father’s Day, family gatherings, first communions, confirmations, reunions, showers and just getting together with friends. … Continue reading

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