Living the High Life : 57 Stories Up at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore

My boyfriend and I went to Singapore in April to celebrate his 30th birthday. He had a plan to visit 30 countries before turning 30, and as April approached, he had made it to 29 countries. So the answer was easy. Where could we go from Hainan, China in a long weekend that we hadn't … Continue reading Living the High Life : 57 Stories Up at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore

Hong Kong : The Ultimate Girl’s Weekend Destination

I absolutely love Hong Kong. For any girl who lives in China, especially the more remote parts...cough, cough, Hainan Island, Hong Kong is an absolute god send. It's the perfect answer to a quick getaway from China, especially if you're craving Western home comforts in all forms: shopping, eating, drinking and pampering. I've been to … Continue reading Hong Kong : The Ultimate Girl’s Weekend Destination

Dongbei Round 2 : Di San Xian Recipe

Hello everyone! Today I'm here to share another one of my Dongbei favorites, Di San Xian.  In my last Dongbei post, I told you all about my favorite Dongbei foods, as well as included a Guo Bao Rou recipe, found here, but I failed to further expand on Di San Xian, hence today's post. Di … Continue reading Dongbei Round 2 : Di San Xian Recipe

Malaxiangguo ( Dry Hot Pot ) : A How To

Oh the wonderfulness that is Malaxiangguo.  Today I'm here to help you navigate through the simple, but seemingly daunting task, of preparing and ordering Malaxiangguo.  Malaxiangguo is a Sichuan dish that literally means "hot and numbing fragrant pot".  It is made up of an self chosen assortment of vegetables, meats, and more that is then cooked … Continue reading Malaxiangguo ( Dry Hot Pot ) : A How To

Daring to try a Donkey Sandwich : Lurou Huoshao

It's been a year in China now, yet I'm still finding new foods. With a country this large, the variety of regional cuisines is endless.  There are so many uniquely wonderful foods on every corner, down every alley. Just a few weeks ago a friend of ours discovered a new street food market, and oh have … Continue reading Daring to try a Donkey Sandwich : Lurou Huoshao

10 of the Easiest Cheesiest Holiday Dishes

Hi everyone! I apologize for the long hiatus, but don't worry, I'm back just in time for the holidays! I've spent the past few months settling into a new semester teaching, as well as raising a new puppy! But blogosphere, I'm back. In honor of the holiday season coming so quick this year, wasn't it … Continue reading 10 of the Easiest Cheesiest Holiday Dishes

Chow Mein: Authentic vs. Americanized

Growing up in Southern California with a Burmese father, our family had Chinese takeout on a regular basis.  Our takeout orders always had to include the staples: Chow Mein, Kung Pao Chicken, Orange Chicken, Beef & Broccoli, and of course, Cream Cheese Wontons.  As I got older, my love for Chinese takeout diminished, mostly because … Continue reading Chow Mein: Authentic vs. Americanized

Dongbei Every Day: Guo Bao Rou Recipe

Hi everyone!!! Today I'm here to tell you about my new favorite Chinese food, Dongbei! Dongbei is a style of Chinese cuisine that originates in the Northeastern part of the country, but lucky for me, there are plenty of Dongbei style restaurants to choose from right here in Haikou! While we have sampled a few … Continue reading Dongbei Every Day: Guo Bao Rou Recipe

“Red’s” Best Customers

We've officially been living in Hainan for one month now, so why not celebrate with my first Chinese food post! Our first month has felt more like an extension of our vacation than it has starting a new job. In quick summary, our new lives consist of hanging out with the cutest babies, and getting … Continue reading “Red’s” Best Customers