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I’m back. Back in San Francisco, in my element, to live. And living here is sweet! Not surfer-sweet, but sweet as in the air beneath brilliant blue skies is sweet, with the scent of the ocean. I walk into a cafe, a bar, or just down the street, and strangers say hello then strike up [...]Continue Reading →
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 calendar. Today, the fair no longer occurs, [...]Continue Reading →
After all the carcinogens I consumed from writing Pit Stops: Beijing’s Best Barbecue, you’d think I’d had my fill. While the weather is hot, I’ll flock with the lot towards open flame grills charring flesh. Chances are, you’re no different.
Just around the corner from Qingdao’s old Catholic church on the hill, locals [...]Continue Reading →
Tainan, Taiwan — Tainan has great eats! Peikwen’s friend from university has a father who lives in Tainan and much to our luck… he’s a foodie. Uncle Yang is from Tainan. He knows the good from the mediocre and how many generations a shop has been around with their zǔchuán [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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’).
On August 29, 2011 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
My favorite Chinese cuisine is Sichuan, but when it comes to comfort food and nostalgia, I love Cantonese Hong Kong style. First meal off the airport express train brings me to the IFC mall, level P3 at Tasty Congee and Wantun Noodle Shop (正斗粥麵專家). This is usually my last meal before I [...]Continue Reading →
On July 24, 2011 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
Singapore — I’ve been to Singapore once before. Last year I visited a friend who was working here for a 6 month project and she toured me to her favorite food stalls. One spot I remembered and wanted to return to was the Thunder Tea Rice stall at Lau Pa Sat (stall 12). [...]Continue Reading →
On July 21, 2011 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
Singapore — I wake up happy. The air, noticeably humid, might make the day go south for some, but I like humidity. I tend to think it does good things for my skin. I start with an hour of Nike Training in the living room. Sliding doors open to [...]Continue Reading →
My husband spent the night researching at the lab. As a budget-conscious young couple, trying something delicious is always a good way to reward hard work and replenish energy. Usually, I like to cook for him, but recently I noticed near our apartment there is a Hubei-cuisine restaurant, called Jiǔ Tóu Niǎo (九头鸟, nine-headed bird) restaurant, northeast [...]Continue Reading →
Posted: Jun 2011 |Last update: 06 Jun 2011
Some good things never happen twice, and so it is with Three Guizhou Men reopening as Three Guizhou Men Repulse Bay. The new owners’ mistakes began with a name that desperately hangs on the coattails of their forebears’ glory. Its allusions to Hong Kong are misleading [...]Continue Reading →