Okay, so I know we’ve already posted an approximation of a Ma Po Tofu-like recipe (this Spicy Garlic Tofu from way back when, which is also delectable), but the truth of the matter is that that dish was a mere spin on this classic dish. This version is the true blue, authentic real deal—the spicy, tongue-numbing, […]
Most days during the week, I have a bowl of cereal or toast for breakfast. But on the weekends, I like to do something a little more extravagant. And after Skyping with the family in Beijing on Friday nights, wherein I inevitably get to see their Saturday morning Chinese breakfast goodies, I inevitably wake up […]
UPDATE: Check out the recipe for the marinade AND how to roast your turkey! (Note: in this recipe, I really should have pulverized the garlic until it really became a smooth paste, but the food processor I was working with wasn’t cooperative. Check out the other recipe for more info!) Ahh Thanksgiving. That sweet sweet time of […]
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! (中秋节快乐！) It’s that time of year again—the weather is just turning a little bit colder, at night the moon is clear and full, and the fancy-yet-slightly-tackily decorated tins of moon cakes start filling the shelves at your Chinese supermarket—it’s the Mid-Autumn Festival! Straight from Wikipedia, here’s the meaning of the festival: gathering, […]
This weekend, my sister and I decided to make a last-minute trek out to Flushing, NY, where my grandparents and cousins live. After a little bit of coordination on my and Sarah’s end to get into Chinatown from our respective locations, we hopped on a dinky shuttle into Flushing for a fun day of food […]
My first cell phone was a cheap flip phone that cost $10. I got it when I was in eighth grade, not too long after an incident at a large outdoor festival when I got lost and a little bit more than panicky, wandering aimlessly across the grass hoping to cross paths with my parents […]
This tilapia fish recipe kind of snuck up on me. It’s really simple to make and was my mom’s healthy, tasty, and no-fuss way of preparing those on-sale fillets that we had in the freezer. The first time my mom made it, I was like: “Hmm. This is kinda good!” Jokes aside…I quickly forgot about it […]
Found this picture from last spring break. Rockin’ the face mask because we were actually walking through a sand storm. (Hence the wild hair and slightly manic glint in my eye.) What better time to pause for a selfie and a little Asian peace-sign lovin’?