A grey autumn day didn’t keep me indoors this past Saturday.

Wine seminar at Temple Restaurant

A wine seminar held at Temple Restaurant Beijing woke up my senses with Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs from Burgundy, taught by Marco Caschera, directeur of export for

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Beijing, China — Always something new, same place, same time. Another walk to the market brings in new experiences…

I ordered a kilo of lamb leg meat and asked for him to cube the pieces for me. The [...]

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About the author: Wén Xiāng Mógu (闻香蘑菇) is a girl who lives in the lower reaches of Changjiang river in China. She loves writing, photography, eating, and embraces a joyful sense of life! Read her blog at blog.sina.com.cn/u/2012228677 or follow her on Weibo weibo.com/2012228677.

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It’s officially autumn, but here in Beijing the nights have been falling to 0°C — it’s freezing already. Change of climate means pack on the Vitamin C. I bought a beautiful pomelo to do just that. In Chinese, the fruit is known as yòuzi (柚子) which is synonymous to the [...]

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Hóngshāo ròu (红烧肉, red-cooked pork belly) is one of my favorite classic Chinese dishes. After learning a few variations of this timeless recipe from a few families in China, I created my own and was invited by my friend Bee to guest blog it on her amazing Website, RasaMalaysia.com.

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There has never been a more simple hóngshāo ròu (红烧肉, red-braised pork belly) known to me until the day I visited Chen Chen’s family in Shanghai. Deliciousness is the result after braising pork belly in soy sauce, sugar, ginger, and star anise. This recipe is for a hóngshāo ròu of a sweeter flavor. For my friend’s [...]

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Beijing, China — After catching glimpses of popup cafes in California and New York via Twitter or blogs, I felt inspired to participate in one, but wondered how. Beijing Design Week offered that opportunity.

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Beijing, China — Last Saturday, I ‘popped’ into Kupa Studio’s Sky Light Pop Up Café during Beijing Design week. Co-founder, Rania Ho, invited me to cook what I please. I felt inspired! Come share the inspiration this weekend as I share one of [...]

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