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 vendor pulled a leg off the meat hook, [...]

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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.

Not long ago, when I went to a supermarket, I [...]

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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 word ‘blessing’ thus used [...]

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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.

Here’s

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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. Kupa Studio’s Raina Ho and Wang Wei set up Sky Light [...]

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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 my favorite recipes from Guangdong — Sand Ginger Chicken (沙姜焗鸡).

More eats and [...]

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Cris Alvarez, a California-born native of Mexican heritage, recently visited Jordan and I in Beijing. Cris and Jordan attended culinary school together in San Francisco. In his repertoire are a handful of Mexican home style recipes. He shared a few with me while he was in Beijing (See Mexican [...]

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