What we're about

Hi foodies!

This is Heyni Chinese! We organize Chinese language learning events and activities for Chinese learner from Vancouver and all around the world. Our Chinese language learning events centre is located in Vancouver, Canada.

We are soooo excited to start our new plan: Explore Richmond!

Richmond is known as the North American Chinese city, because it runs thousands of Chinese restaurants which serve the REAL Chinese cuisine, and it is also the place for immigrants who are specialists and artists of Chinese culture and language!

What we do

This group is for enjoying Chinese food in Richmond, practicing Chinese pronunciation and sharing the story of Chinese food we are going to try.

During the weekly group event, you will enjoy the taste of Guangdong, Hongkong, Taiwan, Sichuan, Beijing, Shanghai and more cities!
Every weekend day, we will guide you to a highly recommend Richmond restaurant to try their food, or you can comment a restaurant you want to try.

We also will invite Chinese specialists in Ceramic art, tea art, calligraphy and technology to have lunch with us time to time.

When we have an event

Every Sunday, start at 12:00pm

Who is the host

Bella Chen is the founder of Heyni Chinese and she is also the founder of Chinese Language and Chinese Education Foundation. Bella is a certificated Putonghua teacher.

Bella is passionate about exploring Chinese food. In China, Bella was used to be a television host of a traveling TV program, worked in Jiangsu Television Station. Because of her job, Bella discovered diverse local food in Chinese cities. When Bella moved to Vancouver, she became a Mandarin anchor of Fairchild Radio.

During our lunchtime, catch the opportunities to talk with her, and tell her your challenges of Chinese learning! Bella has sweet voice and honey smile,and she is the best storyteller, Mandarin teacher and listener we’ve ever seen.

See you every Sunday!

Upcoming events (1)

Eat and Drink - Dim Sum with HEYNI Chinese

Hong Mao Seafood Restaurant

STILL WANT TO MORE DIM SUM? WHY NOT EAT DIM SUM AND DRINK TEA AGAIN! As traditional Chinese dishes, Dim Sum is becoming so popular that not just Oriental restaurants but even other multi-cuisine eateries are putting them on their menus. Before we enjoy the second dim sum time, HEYNI want to you know more about dim sum. What is Dim Sum【点心】 The word dim sum is Cantonese and refers to small bite sized dishes that are served in bamboo steamer baskets or on small plates. These small portions of food can be savory or sweet and prepared steamed, baked or fried. The small size allows the customer to order a great variety of dishes, creating a banquet of different tastes and flavors. While having Dim Sum, people always drink tea, such as jasmine tea and chrysanthemum tea. 5 Most Popular Dim Sum Dishes 1. Pork and shrimp dumplings (siu mai). It is shaped into a small cup and topped with mushrooms. 2. Barbecue pork buns (char siu bao). It can be steamed or baked including pork, shallots and dark sweet barbecue sauce. 3. Phoenix claws (fung zao) or chicken feet. It might seem like an odd treat, but after deep frying, boiling, marinating and steaming they become a local delicacy. 4. Congee (zuk) . It is savory rice porridge that can be served as is or with meat and vegetables. 5. Rice noodle rolls (cheong fun) . They have different fillings like beef, eggs, pork or shrimp are rolled inside wide steamed rice noodles. Who will be our host? Bella Chen is the founder of Heyni Chinese and she is also the founder of Chinese Language and Chinese Education Foundation. Bella is a certificated Putonghua teacher. Bella is passionate about exploring Chinese food. In China, Bella was used to be a television host of a traveling TV program, worked in Jiangsu Television Station. Because of her job, Bella discovered diverse local food in Chinese cities. When Bella moved to Vancouver, she became a Mandarin anchor of Fairchild Radio. During our lunchtime, catch the opportunities to talk with her, and tell her your challenges of Chinese learning! Bella has sweet voice and honey smile,and she is the best storyteller, Mandarin teacher and listener we’ve ever seen. Agenda: Part One: Time:12:00pm – 2:30pm,Sunday, Oct 20th Duration: 2.5 ~3 hr Location:Hong Mao Seafood Restaurant. [masked] No 3 Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 2C1. We will meet at the front door of Hong Mao Restaurant. Fee: $35 [ lunch fee + Chinese learning tutorial] Part Two: During the dim sum time,Bella will introduce and recommend some dim sum that Chinese people usually order. Bella will also tell the method of making dim sum, and the story and history of dim sum. During and after the dim sum time, Bella will teach some basic and practical Chinese words you could use in your daily life, and she also will 1 on 1 to correct your Chinese pronunciation. The fee of Explore Richmond is $45. For appreciating your support, the first 10 events fee is $35. For guaranteeing the Chinese tutorial quality, our group is unable to be registered by 10:30 am at Oct 20th, thank your for understanding!

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