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San Francisco, CA — I woke up this morning hoping to romance myself with crisp bay air and a modest-priced hole-in-the-wall on Polk Street. As much as I should have ventured out on my own for formica table tops and free-refill coffee, I waited for my husband [...]

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After four days in Vancouver for a family wedding (Chinese food throughout), my appetite is satiated from banquet gatherings. I love it here! Vancouver reminds me of my favorite place in the world, San Francisco. With ocean and nature nearby, the skies are typically blue when not foggy. From one [...]

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Beijing, China — This past Saturday, I rounded up my dearest and nearest in town and celebrated my birthday at Paper. Together, Shauna Cho (Operations Director at Paper, Beijing) helped me organize an evening to hold a smile on my face until I [...]

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7月10日是Shanti的生日。作为朋友的我,晚上七点多和朋友一起来到位于鼓楼大街的Paper饭店。Paper, 店如其名,真的就象一张白纸,从外面就看到了白色的店面,走进去一看,也是一片白色:白色的墙壁、白色的柜台、白色的椅子。似乎与外面的喧闹的大街是两个世界。

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Beijing, China – Wide, chewy, and over two feet long; there’s never been a more satiating noodle. I grew up in California thinking my favorite noodles were Chow Fun, but alas, there are wider and funner noodles to be had. Fun.

Biáng biáng noodles (梆梆麵) are a type of [...]

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Beijing, China — After a delicious celebration at Café Sambal, I was invited by the owner’s daughter, Shauna Cho, to taste dishes from the new organic/vegetarian menu. After eating such a healthy set of dishes, I felt [...]

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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.

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My friend Tranh is in town and it is more than my pleasure to introduce her to some of my recent favorites. We went to Haidilao Huoguo, a popular place for huǒguō (火锅, hot pot).

Occasionally, as a kid, 

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