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

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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 […]

Dongbei Every Day: Guo Bao Rou Recipe

Dongbei Every Day: Guo Bao Rou Recipe

Hi everyone!!! Today I’m here to tell you about my new favorite Chinese food, Dongbei! Dongbei is a style of Chinese cuisine that originates in the Northeastern part of the country, but lucky for me, there are plenty of Dongbei style restaurants to choose from […]

Quick and Easy Vegetarian Egg Hash

Quick and Easy Vegetarian Egg Hash

When I first came up with the idea to start this blog, I thought, how fun would it be to post both food I find while eating out as well as what I can create at home in my kitchen.  Two months later, I’ve realized […]

“Red’s” Best Customers

“Red’s” Best Customers

We’ve officially been living in Hainan for one month now, so why not celebrate with my first Chinese food post! Our first month has felt more like an extension of our vacation than it has starting a new job. In quick summary, our new lives […]

Sightseeing and Sushi Sampling in Seattle

Sightseeing and Sushi Sampling in Seattle

After a fun filled week of soaking up the California sun, we were off to Seattle to visit my mom and see her new home in Mukilteo! My mom moved to Seattle for work while I was living in Korea, so this was my first […]

Amazingly Authentic Fish and Chippy

Amazingly Authentic Fish and Chippy

My apologies for the too frequent postings, but you have to hear about this delicious fish and chippy! I was beyond excited for my first trip to Ireland, and Europe, for that matter, and I couldn’t wait to spend two weeks in Derry seeing Connor’s […]