Lively, bold, and unconventional Spirited stories from the women of Hua Dan.

Guest speakers Caroline Watson (CEO, Founder) and Dong Fen 董芬 (Operations Manager)
tell the stories behind the organisation using theatre to inspire
the full potential of migrant women and children.

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Last week, I finally had the privilege of trying out Shanti’s sand ginger chicken over a girly dinner. Needless to say, I stuffed myself . The next day as I was grocery shopping, I came across half a chicken looking [...]

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While I’ve explored and eaten my way through my past five years in China, I’ve developed more than my palate. Tonight at The Bookworm, as I sat over a plate of ribs and a couple glasses of wine, I chanced upon a realization worth sharing. My journey these [...]

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Beijing, China — As I was featured Playdate for February’s issue of The Beijinger, Tiffany Wang (style and living editor) tagged along with me one crisp morning, to my neighborhood market.

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Great start of the day…

Crisp blue Beijing day, a dash of catharsis, a mixup over a Misto, a trip to Sanyuanli market, Miles Davis blaring through the house, sun pouring through the windows, tidying [...]

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Beijing, China — I hadn’t seen my friend Cristina in a while. 2011 was a magically prolific one for her as she zipped about Asia, touching down in Beijing for 24 hours at a time. Somehow, Cristina found time during her jetset lifestyle to start her beautiful food blog

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I learned this intoxicatingly delicious dish in Chengdu, Sichuan. The recipe is from Shandong, but Jiang Yi, the home chef, is from Sichuan. Jiang Yi’s friend once cooked this dish for [...]

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One of my favorite things to eat at a Sichuan restaurant is liángfěn. Liángfěn is a starch jelly made from mung bean. It is a cloudy, translucent white jelly sold like tofu then cut into pieces adequate for chopsticks to [...]

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