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On November 8, 2011 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
85 Broads Beijing presents an inspiring dinner with guest speaker May Xue, CEO of premier contemporary art institution UCCAin the 798 art district. Creativity extends to the dinner menu. Please join us.November 15, 2011
6:30 p.m. – Registration
7:00 p.m. – Opening Remarks & Speaker Introduction
7:30 p.m. [...]
On November 7, 2011 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
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 Vincent Girardin. The event was coordinated [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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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On October 19, 2011 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
Beijing, China — This past week, my nephew Jordan Wittrock had his friend Cristobal Alvarez visited Beijing. Cris and Jordan attended culinary school together in San Francisco. While Cris was here to explore Beijing culture, history, scale the Great Wall, meander through hutongs, and bike to the markets, he [...]Continue Reading →