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From the monthly archives: June 2011
Feeling a little better after two days of an energy-draining flu. I was pretty low on energy this morning when I received a call from my friend who lives in the adjacent building of my compound. Kristine is a mix of Laotian, Chinese, Thai and possibly more. She had just cooked [...]Continue Reading →
In China, it is common to see vendors sell yóutiáo (油条, deep-fried twisted dough sticks), dòujiāng (豆浆, hot soybean milk) in a plastic cup, xiàn bǐng (馅饼, buns with different fillings), or jīdàn guàn bǐng (鸡蛋灌饼, naan-like bread, grilled and stuffed with egg, lettuce, and/or or ham (火腿, huǒtuǐ). in many streets of Beijing. Many office workers eat these street snacks [...]Continue Reading →
Beijing, China — Four years ago, I joined a group of 10+ for a dinner at Bei restaurant. The Japanese minimalist chic and maximist price didn’t justify the experience I had so I never returned except for a tofu soup three years later that made me wonder ‘Should I give this place [...]Continue Reading →
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — I heard about bak kuh teh (肉骨茶) from a colleague who told me it is a MUST try in Malaysia. The name bak kuh teh literally translates to ‘meat bone tea‘. According to Wikipedia, bak kut teh was first introduced to the Malay region during the 19th century [...]Continue Reading →
Kalyanee Mam is a woman who never ceases to wonder and amaze. Ms. Mam is an independent filmmaker living in Cambodia for the duration of her present project, Land/Water/Rain. Her repertoire includes recent film Between Earth and Sky, documenting hopes and struggles of Iraqi refugees and [...]Continue Reading →
Beijing, China — Duānwǔ jié (端午节) or Duānyáng jié (端阳节) is celebrated on the 5th day of the 5th month of the lunar calendar. This is one of the most important Chinese traditional festivals of over 2,000 years. Many traditional customs for this holiday have disappeared, but two customs that have survived the test [...]Continue Reading →
On June 5, 2011 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
Beijing, China — I just finished a beautiful ride with friends Joanna and Ryan on our motor-scooters, through several Beijing hútòngs. ‘Hell’s Scooters’ we were, as Ryan called us!
We started through Dongcheng district and serendipitously followed one wide [...]Continue Reading →
On June 2, 2011 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
Beijing, China — My favorite Shaanxi restaurant serving fat, chewy noodles has just opened another location in Shin Kong Place (新光天地店开业大吉)! Yellow River Noodles (黄河水) is a family brand of over 20 years with a venue next to the National Art Museum (美术馆店) and a second [...]Continue Reading →
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主题思想 写一个跟美食相关的故事 做一道菜的全过程，从买原料到上桌 与家人或者朋友相关的美食故事或者经历 为特别的人做一道特别的菜的故事 特别场合的美食经历 食谱 一道中国肉菜的素食版； 从您家附近的菜市场的原料想到的中国风的文化； 富有您家文化传承的一道菜。什么方面的文化都可以。 格式 美食故事 介绍段落 每一段都配个图片 总结 食谱 菜的图片 介绍段落 原料（如果你有原料的图片可以展示） 做法 相关的注释（如果有的话）
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