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 the ‘Great Firewall’).
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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. While beautiful little things inspired my day and danced like sugar plums in my head, news [...]

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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 Beijing winter.

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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 (www.allexferreira.com.br) is a portrait photograph and [...]

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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 it was about time [...]

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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 with hills while the sunlight flickers through tree-lined [...]

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Zhengzhou City, Henan Province — Farmer, Hán Gǎng (韩岗), harvested a bumper crop from over 80 mu (0.05333 km²) of radish in the suburbs of Zhengzhou. However, the large radishes weighing around 3 kilos each are less in demand. He haggled persistently with buyers for days, but the wholesale price they offered maxed [...]

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