Beauty Travelogue: Beijing

Chinese women are famous for their ageless skin and healthy hair. We go on a search for their hidden secrets.

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February 22, 2012 11:00 AM
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Drink Up

It all sounds like my daily Yogi tea, until they get to what look like bars of chocolate. My sweet tooth starts to ping. Actually, I'm told, it's dried donkey skin called ejiao. When cooked in a soup, it helps regulate menstruation. I decide to pass — my Western stomach proving weaker than my bruised body. But rest assured, Beijing, I'll be back. Until then, at least I have NYC's Chinatown to make me more beautiful and brave.

Restaurateur JinR at Green T House.