Posts by: Shanti Christensen (湘緹)

By way of a friend who knows about my love of homestyle recipes, I’ve discovered this great project What Grandmothers Cook Around the World. So colorful, rich in culture, and heartwarming! I’m particularly tickled by the Filipina grandmother who prepares [...]

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In case it hasn’t been obvious from my tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts, I’ll announce it formally now… I left Beijing a month and a half ago and have returned to the ocean-air and green living of [...]

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Original post on SmartBeijing.com, Dec 13th, 2012 | In Dining

There are a lot of quote-unquote “tacos” available out there in Beijing — a lot of almost-tacos, sort of-tacos, not quite-tacos. A lot of tacos we eat and, [...]

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Originally published on SmartBeijing.com, Jan 21st, 2013 | In Dining Huguosi Jie is an ancient street named after the no-longer-existing Huguosi Temple in Xicheng District. During the Qing dynasty, the Huguosi Temple Fair was held on the eighth day of every month of the lunar [...]

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Original article published on SmartBeijing.com, Dec 12th, 2012 | In Dining

It’s Saturday morning, whether you caroused about Beijing, merrily mixing the wrong drinks (or the right ones) and danced your way into appealing antics (or unappealing ones), [...]

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The annual Capital M Literary Festival begins March 2, celebrating the best in fiction, literary non-fiction, journalism, arts, poetry and more with a glorious mix [...]

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Sitting at home tonight in my apartment in Sanlitun neighborhood of Beijing, I sit with a glass of Laphroaig, listening to The XX‘s album CoExist, while fireworks crack and pow through the night and bounce off [...]

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Beijing, China – I asked a handful of chefs for their favourite spots around town to take friends from out of town, go on a date, comfort their appetites, or let loose after a day in the kitchen. Here are a few of their responses which lend great insight as to where else their seasoned [...]

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