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’?
I’d never had a mangosteen until I came to China. I had no idea what it was, what it tasted like, or how to even eat it. Last year, during my first summer in Beijing, one of my colleagues at work sent me a batch of these fruits via mail order (I was surprised that they […]
This scallion and ginger shrimp dish is one of our favorite ways to prepare shrimp, and seafood in general. The combination of scallion and ginger in a hot wok really can’t be beat. Make sure your heat is pretty high for this one; that’s how you get the great seared flavor we’re looking for. Ingredients: 12 […]
Hi all. So you may have heard from our About page, not to mention that little blurbidy-blurb down there at the bottom of this here page that I recently graduated from college and now find myself in a…confused sort of situation. Of course, it’s common for a lot of recent grads to move back home […]
Chinese people love rocks. It’s also a well-known fact that Chinese people love gambling. (I hate losing so I don’t really gamble; my limit is maybe $20 at the slot machine and it’s never lasted more than 10 minutes.) If you’ve been to Vegas during Chinese New Year, you know what I am talking about. The […]
So previously, we discussed how to use Chinese to reference beverages of an…alcoholic nature. Well if that’s not your thing, then we’ve got the next best one, at least in China. Tea. Natch. 喝茶 Pinyin (i.e. the transcription of the Chinese words into Latin script): he1 cha2 The numbers indicate what tone each word […]
This past 4th of July weekend, blueberries were on sale at 6 pints for about $7. Which can only mean one thing: pie. It’s one of the best things about summer. In the fall, you’ve got apple, pumpkin, sweet potato, etc. etc. But once summer hits, you get all these fresh peaches, blueberries, and strawberries […]
If you like fava beans (and not everyone in this family does… *i.e. Sarah*), then you will probably very much enjoy this Stir Fried Fava Beans dish. Fresh fava beans will cook faster than ones that have been frozen, so take that into consideration! Ingredients: 1 lb fresh fava beans – cán dòu (蚕豆), or frozen […]