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Storytelling has formed part of human culture long before we were able to write. People were able to share experiences, build learning and skills, and many times, to inspire.

Our stories of culture are here to help share more about Lu Ban, about our inspirations in Tianjin, community, history and cuisine. 

Adenanthera pavonina - red love beans.

Valentine’s Day

The legendary love story behind “love beans”. The beautiful hard and shiny red beans have been used to create jewellery that conveys a longing emotion between lovers and friends.
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Banner Lu Ban Restaurant Year of the Rat

2020 – the Year of the Rat

The zodiac is an important part of the Chinese culture and depending on which animal represents you, can depend on your fortune for the year, marriage compatibility, career success and more.
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Lu Ban Chinese New Year Red Envelope

Chinese New Year Customs

During Chinese New Year there are various customs and traditions to learn if you're not familiar with the celebrations
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Banner Lu Ban Restaurant Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Chinese New Year is a time of family reunions, delicious food and joy amongst communities. This special time of year is considered the grandest festival in China
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Small Plate Dining at Lu Ban Restaurant

Small Plate Dining

Small Plate Dining ‘Small Plate’ dining is a style of dining that is tremendously popular all around the world. Typically, small plates allow diners to select a number of dishes
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lu Ban Liverpool Restaurant - Chinese temple in Tianjin

Some Tianjin Basics

Tianjin is the inspiration for the Lu Ban Restaurant - read more about the history, the culture and cusine of one of the largest cities in the World.
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