Hi! I’m Ellen, or Zhang Xuan (张绚) in Chinese, welcome to Chengdu! I am born and bred in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan and home to China’s tastiest and of course spiciest cuisine! I’m also a member of the Hakka people, who, strangely are not recognized by the Chinese government as one of the official 56 ethnic minorities of China. Actually, the Hakka people have their own language and cuisine and lengthy history of more than 1000 years covering multiple migrations to both south China and later Sichuan.
I started housing guests in Chengdu in 2009 when a few friends and I, all living in the same building near a few popular Chengdu nightclubs, began housing DJs in our various bedrooms when they came from out of town to play Chengdu’s nightclubs including Xiongmao, Jellyfish, Paname and many more. We would just rent out our bedrooms or apartments and crash with each other. Before we knew it a little business was borne of it. I never really saw it coming. Anyways, more than 4 years later, HakkaHomes manages a bunch of apartments all in one great and uber convenient location in Chengdu.
Nowadays I am really busy managing my rooftop bar, Hakka Bar, and my restaurant, The Living Room, which serves traditional European fare. Oh, and by the way, my restaurant AND my bar are both in the same building as all of our HakkaHomes apartments. So when you stay at HakkaHomes, good food, fun parties, and lots of new friends are very closeby! We have had all kinds of guests stay in HakkaHomes apartments. From DJs and artists to entrepreneurs and engineers to students and interns. Considering how long I’ve been in this town, I’ve come to know a few people to say the least. Therefore guests should always let me know what kind of connections you are looking to make, because I may often know good people to introduce you to.
Anyways, Chengdu rocks, we’re always having fun in the neighborhood, and there is a reason they call Chengdu, “The city you can never leave”!
目前，我还同时忙着管理和公寓同一栋楼的顶楼酒吧（院吧 Hakka Bar) 以及我的西餐厅（The Living Room)，餐厅提供各种传统欧洲菜。因为酒吧、西餐厅及公寓都在同样的大楼，所以，你得知道，你住在客家公寓时候，很特殊的欧洲美食，酒吧派对以及很多新的朋友就在隔壁！
客家公寓接待过各行各业的客人：旅行者和访友者， 企业家和工程师，DJs & 艺术家，学生及实习生。考虑到我在成都发展了这么久，我认识的人也有点多 ：）。不管你到成都干什么，我很有可能可以给你介绍更多的资源。