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On 17 March, 2011 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
Beijing, China — After a few winter holidays from Christmas, New Year’s and Chūnjié (Spring Festival, 春节), friends return from abroad and the calendars quickly fill. Time to reconnect and catchup over home-cooked meals. It’s part of my new year’s resolution to dine in more as it truly nurtures a sense of quality time, quality […]Continue Reading →
Toron — a favorite my Filipino mother made for me as a kid. It’s like lumpia, but sweet.
Ingredients: As Asian a ripe banana as you can find, sliced lengthwise Fresh jackfruit, canned will do Brown sugar cooking oil, I use sunflower Method: Wrap one banana slice, two pieces of jackfruit, and a sprinkle of […]Continue Reading →
The 15th day of the lunar year is called Yuánxiāo Jié (元宵节, Lantern Festival). In Chinese, Yuánxiāo (元宵) means the first full moon night of the year.
Tāngyuán (汤圆), also called yuánxiāo (元宵) in some places. Tāngyuán’s pronunciation is similar to tuányuán (团圆, to come together). In the past, people only ate tāngyuán on the […]Continue Reading →
On 14 February, 2011 By Shanti Christensen