Eat well and be well,

Shanti

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Hong Kong – Hong Kong airport is not a bad place to be stranded. Fortunately, I’m not stranded and just here for a seven-hour lay over. In the meantime, I’ll nosh on my favorite Cantonese foods, window shop, eat a little more, and muse over free Internet (sans [...]

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我非常喜欢面食,馒头面条都是我都喜欢。其中面条是我的最爱。平常经常吃煮鲜面条,有时会煮意大利面吃。这次,用了妈妈的做法做了煎茄子,与番茄一起做成酱料,浇在煮好的通心粉上,算是中西合璧吧,非常好吃!

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Beijing, China — I just posted a blog about Lapsang Souchong and mandarin peel infused Laphroaig scotch whisky entwined with memories each element brings to mind. [...]

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A go-to soup for warmth — When I was little, each time I caught a cold I’d ask my mom to pick up some wonton (dumpling) soup from Dave Wong’s Deli, in Stockton. Today, I know it as húntun 馄饨 soup. Still just as comforting especially in the [...]

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Beijing, China — While traveling through Yunnan, I stayed at a hostel in Kunming in a co-ed dormitory. One backpacker, now friend, took notice of me editing food and family photos I’d taken. Allex Fereira (

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My nephew and aspiring chef, Jordan, taught me how to break down a chicken properly. In the past, I’d hack up a chicken and throw the whole thing in my pressure cooker, add some celery, carrot, and onion then let it boil for an hour. I decided [...]

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Nanjing, Jiangsu — While I sampled the home style cooking of Jiangsu province, I made the mistake of spending only 24 hours in Nanjing. This former capital city of south China (‘nan‘ meaning south, whilst ‘bei‘ means north for Beijing) undulates [...]

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