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Yu’s Garden Chinese Restaurant in Glen Ellyn Wishes You a Joyous Mid-Autumn Festival

As autumn approaches, Chinese throughout the world take time to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节).  Also known as the Moon Cake Festival, this is a time for gathering with family and friends to celebrate the moon at its fullest.  Traditionally, … 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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Yu’s Garden Wishes You Double Happiness on Valentine’s Day

In Chinese culture, the most important symbol for a young couple on their wedding day is the Double Happiness Character, stemming from a romantic centuries-old folk story. It is told that a young man was on his way to the … 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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Yu’s Garden Chinese Restaurant Introduces You to the Chinese Knot

Dating back to prehistoric times, the ‘Chinese Knot’ is a cultural icon that has had a variety of uses and purposes.  Yu’s Garden Chinese Restaurant would like to introduce you to the colorful and intricate art of the Chinese Knot. … Continue reading

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Yu’s Garden Chinese Restaurant 2013 Valentine’s Day Weekend Sweethearts Menu

Yu’s Garden Chinese Restaurant is located at 610 Roosevelt Ave. in Glen Ellyn, IL–just west of the northwest corner of Roosevelt Ave. and Park Rd., next to Fannie Mae Chocolates. We will serve our Special Sweethearts Menu from Thursday, February … Continue reading

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Yu’s Garden Chinese Restaurant Invites You to Celebrate Winter Solstice

As the days get shorter and we draw nearer to Christmas here in the U.S., the people of East Asia–especially China, get ready to celebrate Winter Solstice.  Although we give it a passing nod here, it is one of the … Continue reading

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Yu’s Garden Chinese Restaurant Introduces You to the Art of Chinese Calligraphy

In the Western world, to celebrate fancy occasions, “calligraphy” style of writing might be used to address invitations or other paper accessories to help decorate for the event.  In Chinese culture, calligraphy is an art form that is framed and … 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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