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 

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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 [...]

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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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 (

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