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Salt brings out the flavours in our creations, but now there is a line of flavoured salts available at THE drive-thru, a shop specializing in imported beers (they deliver!), herbs and spices, and customized fixed gear bikes – special stuff! Here’s a list of the salts available in different flavours. Have you [...]Continue Reading →
I found a most enticing event pop up on my Facebook feed and found myself craving papaya salad. My friend since high school, Siamphone Louankang, is hosting the National Papaya Salad Contest at Lao New Year in San Francisco on April 28th, 2012.
Check out the beautiful photos taken of making papaya salad [...]Continue Reading →
My friend at Hias Gourmet (hiasgourmet.com) is hiring food guides in Beijing!
Hias Gourmet is a Beijing-based specialist culinary excursions and events company. We specialize in:
Walking Food Tours
Food-Focused Team Building
Creative Dining Events
HIRING: FOOD GUIDE
Are you passionate about Chinese foods?
Do you [...]
Wanting to return a favor for providing cardboard moving boxes, Greg and Candice asked what they could do in return. Peikwen suggested a home-cooked double date. These days, I find home-cooked meals a truly, dear currency and something we can all consider doing more. I am looking forward to a [...]Continue Reading →
On February 26, 2010 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
I’m half Filipino from my mother’s side, and my other half is mostly Danish American. I like to talk about my family a lot on this site because a lot of things in life I associate with my family. There are a lot of things our parents try to teach us, but when you’re young [...]Continue Reading →
I live in Beijing; my neighborhood is a concrete jungle and there are no plots to muse a community garden anywhere in sight. I’m really starting to want my own garden, right about now. I regret how much I took my parents’ garden for granted. What [...]Continue Reading →
To answer a fellow tweeter’s question, yes, the Beijing IKEA also serves Swedish Meatballs.
Smirk if you will, but during my trip to IKEA for organization boxes and pantry containers, I envisioned a calm day at the IKEA cafeteria. As I left my [...]Continue Reading →
Shanghai, China — Brunch just before flying back to Beijing.
Quite possibly my last shrimp meal with mystery origins. Why? Answer
New location in Shanghai, next door to the Starbucks at THE PORTMAN RITZ-CARLTON SHANGHAI 邮政编码:
Nanjing Xi Lu, Shanghai, China, 200040Continue Reading →
Shanghai, CHINA — Lunch at a restaurant serving Shanghai cuisine
Grandma’s Red Braised Pork Belly (外婆红烧肉, Wàipó Hóng Shāo ròu) — The flavor was right, it looked perfect, but it didn’t fall apart, melt in my mouth, or make me believe I’d died [...]Continue Reading →
Happy New Year! 新年快乐!
Happy 2010 and happy year of the Tiger! Through the ShowShanti project, I have visited 17 families in 2009. I look forward to bridging more relationships with families in China, learning their favorite recipes.
Wishing everyone a successful year [...]Continue Reading →