Green Papaya Salad

Last week during the extremely uncomfortable heat, I tried to stay away from the stove but still managed to get into the kitchen to whip up some food for me and David. Green Papaya Salad is really great for the summer time because it’s not labor intensive and you probably already have all of the [...]

How to Make Zongzi

A couple of weekends ago, I went home to North Carolina for the Dragonboat Festival. The Chinese Association was having a large party and wrapping zongzi for the occasion, so I decided to fly home to learn how to make the rice dumplings and also to spend time with my mom and her wonderful friends. [...]

Shanghai – Day 1

I finally found my pictures from the first night in China so I can finally do a recap of our first meal in Shanghai. After we checked into the hotel, David and I went to check out the pool and gym and then got ready to meet up with my mom’s friend for dinner. Dinner [...]

Shaved Ice

Happy Summer! The New York Times recently did an article about shaved ice, so I figured I’d post my favorite shaved ice from my trip abroad. The night markets all have shaved ice, but the best I’ve had was at Shilin night market. My aunt used to take us there when we were kids and [...]

Late Night Food in Guilin

One of the university officials invited us out for a late night snack because he wanted to drink with David. He even prepared for the occasion by getting a driver to take him to the restaurant so he could drink freely! He wanted to see how much David could drink and invited us along – [...]


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