From the monthly archives: December 2011

Today, my grandmother, my last grandparent, passed away.

I have my gratitude and memories to carry with me. As I spend time with family, the more I covet the stories told and wish to know the stories no one remembers. While we step forward into our next days… into 2012… let’s think about the stories [...]

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Taipei is a bit rainy, so a small trip out to Tainan where the weather is sunny, though cool, was in order. Tainan is a city known as “the City of Snacks” (小吃城). In addition to the wide variety of food available at night markets, the city also has an abundance [...]

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Eat well and be well,

Shanti

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Hong Kong – Hong Kong airport is not a bad place to be stranded. Fortunately, I’m not stranded and just here for a seven-hour lay over. In the meantime, I’ll nosh on my favorite Cantonese foods, window shop, eat a little more, and muse over free Internet (sans the ‘Great Firewall’).
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我非常喜欢面食,馒头面条都是我都喜欢。其中面条是我的最爱。平常经常吃煮鲜面条,有时会煮意大利面吃。这次,用了妈妈的做法做了煎茄子,与番茄一起做成酱料,浇在煮好的通心粉上,算是中西合璧吧,非常好吃!

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Beijing, China — I just posted a blog about Lapsang Souchong and mandarin peel infused Laphroaig scotch whisky entwined with memories each element brings to mind. While beautiful little things inspired my day and danced like sugar plums in my head, news [...]

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A go-to soup for warmth — When I was little, each time I caught a cold I’d ask my mom to pick up some wonton (dumpling) soup from Dave Wong’s Deli, in Stockton. Today, I know it as húntun 馄饨 soup. Still just as comforting especially in the Beijing winter.

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Beijing, China — While traveling through Yunnan, I stayed at a hostel in Kunming in a co-ed dormitory. One backpacker, now friend, took notice of me editing food and family photos I’d taken. Allex Fereira (www.allexferreira.com.br) is a portrait photograph and [...]

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