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Congee with Pork-Cilantro Meatballs

Nom nom nommmmm. Via NYT Recipes.

  • 2 large cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantroroots or stems
  • ½ teaspoon white peppercorns…
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When asked to describe her breakfast to the class, a young Kim Thuy obliges: soup, vermicelli or rice, pork. Teacher, Marie-France, is convinced there must be some mistake, some misunderstanding. 565 more words

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Dispatches from Abroad: At the End of the (Silk) Road

It took me a while, but on the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival, it finally occurred to me, when we reached Dunhuang with its massive sand dunes and crescent-moon lake presided over by a reconstructed temple, that all of the cities we’d stopped at on our nine-day circuit from Xining to Wulan to Dulan to Ge’ermu to Dunhuang to Shangye and back to Xining tonight were oases in an otherwise parched desert. 731 more words


Las Vegas: Handpulled Noodles at Beijing Noodle No. 9

On my last trip to Las Vegas, we stayed at Caesar’s Palace so we had time to explore a few new (to us) spots. One day, friends ate at… 302 more words


Asian Fritters

A few days ago, I wrote about congee as the “Asian equivalent of chicken noodle soup”. It’s a simple and comforting rice porridge which is great to eat, especially when you’re feeling the blahs. 400 more words


Congee - The Asian Equivalent of Chicken Noodle Soup

Soup, hot beverages, loads of vitamin C – all of these are great options when you are feeling under the weather, like me right now! I remember when I was in Mexico, I got laryngitis and happened to stumble randomly into a much needed soup that was so homely and comforting to eat. 343 more words


Hong Kong, China

The Cathay Pacific 10,091 km flight from Vancouver, Canada to Hong Kong, China takes approximately 12 hours.  I was lucky enough to upgrade our seats from Economy to Premium Economy, a decision which made a very long flight a lot more comfortable.  269 more words

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