For secure and private Internet connections in China and around the world, try Kovurt VPN.
June 2010
S M T W T F S
« May   Jul »
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930  

Recent Comments

  • Mila: Hello there! My name is Mila. I got job in Beijing. I will arrive to China on October 6 and will live there for...
  • Helen: I shall be visiting in October 2015. What are the times for Mass on a Sunday please?
  • Risa Suparman: Address of the church in english please
  • DONIMC: Dear brethren in Christ, our hearts is spiritually touched with your encouragement reading from your website...
  • THOMAS OMWOYO: Dear servants of the most high God, Praise God! To God be the Glory! Great things He Hath Done!Thank...

Christian Pizza in Beijing

Wine and wafers are not on the menu at this restaurant I found a couple months ago in Beijing, but finally had time to visit this weekend: Premium Christian Pizza.

Premium Christian Pizza

It is on the ground floor of a parking garage in the Xiyuan Sanqu area of Wangjing in Beijing. I did not eat there when I visited, since they had not officially opened for the day, but the woman inside told me they used all fresh ingredients.

parking garage

sign

Most importantly, I wanted to know why they had the name “Christian” in their name. If it was not because of religious reasons, I thought maybe it was supposed to be someone’s name, but they failed to add the apostrophe and s to create “Christian’s Pizza”. I asked the woman and she said the English use of “Christian” was unknown to her and she was not aware of any relationship to the Christian faith. The Chinese name of the restaurant sounds like a phonetic representation of “Christian” rather than a translation of it into “Ji Du Jiao”, which refers to Christianity.

Chinese sign

Wangjing is home to lots of Korean expats, so the signage and menus for the Christian Pizza have English, Korean, and Simplified Chinese. At the top of the menu they say “Happy Christian Pizza”.

menu

Happy Christian Pizza

I will try to find out if “Christian Pizza” has any intention of using our word in its literal sense. But I can be sure that 1, the pizza is not made of Christians; 2, You don’t have to be Christian to eat it.

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>