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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 […]

A complete guide to Bantayan Island, Philippines: the best places to eat, drink, and sleep

A complete guide to Bantayan Island, Philippines: the best places to eat, drink, and sleep

The Philippines is a beautiful country boasting some of the most idyllic and isolated beaches that I have had the pleasure of visiting. For my last trip to this country, my boyfriend and I chose to holiday on one of this country’s lesser known islands. […]

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, […]

When in Portland, Food Cart at 28th and Division

When in Portland, Food Cart at 28th and Division

Yes I know, i used food cart as a verb. But is it not completely fitting for a city where the food carts are not only abundant, but all so insanely and absolutely DELICIOUS! My brother now lives in Portland, and so during my last […]

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 […]

Autograph Brunch: the Perfect Way to Spend Your Saturday

Autograph Brunch: the Perfect Way to Spend Your Saturday

Another weekend, so why not another brunch?  We were lucky enough to spend this past Saturday at the beautiful Autograph Hotel in Dadonghai, Sanya.  This relatively new hotel puts on a special occasion brunch about once per month, which is filled with delicious bites, seafood, […]

Living the High Life : 57 Stories Up at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore

Living the High Life : 57 Stories Up at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore

My boyfriend and I went to Singapore in April to celebrate his 30th birthday. He had a plan to visit 30 countries before turning 30, and as April approached, he had made it to 29 countries. So the answer was easy. Where could we go […]

Hong Kong : The Ultimate Girl’s Weekend Destination

Hong Kong : The Ultimate Girl’s Weekend Destination

I absolutely love Hong Kong. For any girl who lives in China, especially the more remote parts…cough, cough, Hainan Island, Hong Kong is an absolute god send. It’s the perfect answer to a quick getaway from China, especially if you’re craving Western home comforts in […]

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 […]