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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 FlavorfulFilipina. Even while [...]Continue Reading →
Beijing, China — House smells lovely! I just made chili oil using chili flakes, chili powder, ginger, Sichuan peppercorns (both fragrant and numbing types), and sizzled it all in a Pyrex dish using a blend of peanut/sunflower/dash of sesame oil. Family meeting tomorrow; making Biáng Biáng noodles (梆梆麵). Everything from [...]Continue Reading →
When I first moved to China, I shared the same assumption many express, “It’s hard to be vegetarian in China.” I’m not a vegetarian, but I enjoy many meat-free meals. I like cold noodles as a main on a summer day, but this colorful dish is a healthy way to start any meal year round. Hán Āyí taught me this simple recipe from her home in Tōngzhōu.Continue Reading →