hui chinese

Wait, she understands? (College! AU)

Jun x reader (ft. Minghao)

synopsis: Jun and Minghao were having a conversation in Chinese and indirectly told you that Jun has a crush on you -without knowing that you had Chinese lessons since the age of 6. “(Chinese to English translations are in the brackets)”
word count: 1327

genre: fluff fluffy fluff // College! AU

It was unusual for the library to be this packed during school hours: sounds of doorsteps shuffling across the floor, students whispering to each other, padded bangs of books closing, and the dull beeping sound of books being borrowed. Nobody ever care that this place existed before, why is there suddenly so many people today? You thought as your gaze wandered around the library hall, searching for your friend who asked you to join her in the library to finish some homework.

Grabbing your shoulder from behind, your friend had already spotted you, she called “Y/N! Hey, we’re sitting over there.” She greeted you while pointing towards the table around the corner, with only two empty seats. “Ugh, the library is so packed today. All because of that new foreign kid.”

“Vernon?”

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American foodies tend to assume that Halal is only middle-eastern and of the rice or gyro variant. However, the Hui ethnic Chinese, who hail from Northwestern China are one of the biggest Islamic populations in East Asia. With a 10 million population (though not all Huis are Muslims) the Hui Chinese carry their own Halal cuisine traditions.

Lamian 拉麵 is a type of Chinese noodle that is made through constant twisting, stretching, and folding of the dough into strands. Often served in a noodle soup, the majority of Lamian restaurants in Eastern China are owned by Hui Chinese, thus beef or lamb are the choice meats.

However, Lamian is prepared in many different ways and there exists Lanzhou, Xi’an, and Fuzhou variants.

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Dungan Mosque and Russian Orthodox Wooden Church

Karakol (Каракол), Kyrgyzstan

The houses of the two big religions of Karakol (Orthodox Christianity and Islam) are both made of wood and thus very interesting buildings. The Dungans are Muslim Hui Chinese living in Kyrgyzstan. Their Chinese provenience obviously also influenced the architecture of their mosque.

Apart from the Dungan mosque and the Orthodox church, there are a lot of old, colourful houses in Siberian style in Karakol – unfortunately in a very neglected state.

by Danielzolli