China Expats and Culture Blog

Crystal Ren

Crystal Ren is currently studying Applied Physics at Columbia University. In her free time, she's interested in exploring the dynamic and somewhat fraught space Asians inhabit in modern American society. (Mainly by watching TV.)

Recent Posts

Why We Love "Fresh Off The Boat"

Crystal Ren | October 11, 2016

The third season for Fresh Off The Boat premieres tomorrow, and I couldn’t be more excited. 

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Exotic and Weird Fruits People Eat In China

Crystal Ren | April 14, 2016

A Jujube a day keeps the doctor away. Jujube may be an exotic fruit to a lot of Westerners, but it is very common in China and other Asian countries. Due to different climates and geographical locations, fruits that are commonplace in China might be quite strange to people from other countries. After all, it is not every day you have spikes, fur, or tentacles as a part of your fruit.

We explore some of the odd-shaped and vibrant-colored fruits that are typically found in Chinese markets.

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