Living in, Traveling around, and Eating my way through Asia and beyond

Food

15 Easy Vegan Recipes to Kick Off the New Year

15 Easy Vegan Recipes to Kick Off the New Year

Hello everyone! Happy last day of 2017! I hope everyone has had a wonderful year and is looking forward to the new year to come! My 2017 has definitely been an exciting one; I had the opportunity to go on holidays to the Philippines, back […]

Beijing Duck: where to go, how to order, and how to eat it

Beijing Duck: where to go, how to order, and how to eat it

Oh, Beijing duck, what a beautiful and wonderful thing. Today I’m here to teach you just a little bit about Beijing duck. I’ll fill you in on where and how to eat Beijing duck. I’ll also tell you some of the best places in Beijing […]

Mom’s Apple and Herb Stuffing: an easy to make dish for any holiday meal

Mom’s Apple and Herb Stuffing: an easy to make dish for any holiday meal

There is no better time to celebrate with food than the holiday season, and today I’m here to share with you the recipe for my favorite holiday dish: stuffing.  Ever since I was a little girl, stuffing was always my favorite part of the Thanksgiving […]

Feeling Fancy at Fresh Mandarin Oriental Sanya: the new seven course Christmas tasting menu

Feeling Fancy at Fresh Mandarin Oriental Sanya: the new seven course Christmas tasting menu

If you want to treat yourself during the holiday season, Sanya has an endless supply of options for beautiful hotel events, tree lighting ceremonies, brunches, buffets, and dinners. Over the past few years, I have been very lucky to try many of these wonderful options, […]

Kisaku Sushi: a Wallingford, Seattle Gem

Kisaku Sushi: a Wallingford, Seattle Gem

You would never believe how hard it is to find decent sushi in China, especially on an island.  You’d think for how close China is to Japan in comparison to the US, that the sushi would be absolutely amazing, but actually, the sad truth is […]

Dongbei Round 2 : Di San Xian Recipe

Dongbei Round 2 : Di San Xian Recipe

Hello everyone! Today I’m here to share another one of my Dongbei favorites, Di San Xian.  In my last Dongbei post, I told you all about my favorite Dongbei foods, as well as included a Guo Bao Rou recipe, found here, but I failed to […]

Malaxiangguo ( Dry Hot Pot ) : A How To

Malaxiangguo ( Dry Hot Pot ) : A How To

Oh the wonderfulness that is Malaxiangguo.  Today I’m here to help you navigate through the simple, but seemingly daunting task, of preparing and ordering Malaxiangguo.  Malaxiangguo is a Sichuan dish that literally means “hot and numbing fragrant pot”.  It is made up of an self chosen […]

Daring to try a Donkey Sandwich : Lurou Huoshao

Daring to try a Donkey Sandwich : Lurou Huoshao

It’s been a year in China now, yet I’m still finding new foods. With a country this large, the variety of regional cuisines is endless.  There are so many uniquely wonderful foods on every corner, down every alley. Just a few weeks ago a friend of […]

10 of the Easiest Cheesiest Holiday Dishes

10 of the Easiest Cheesiest Holiday Dishes

Hi everyone! I apologize for the long hiatus, but don’t worry, I’m back just in time for the holidays! I’ve spent the past few months settling into a new semester teaching, as well as raising a new puppy! But blogosphere, I’m back. In honor of […]

Chow Mein: Authentic vs. Americanized

Chow Mein: Authentic vs. Americanized

Growing up in Southern California with a Burmese father, our family had Chinese takeout on a regular basis.  Our takeout orders always had to include the staples: Chow Mein, Kung Pao Chicken, Orange Chicken, Beef & Broccoli, and of course, Cream Cheese Wontons.  As I […]