explore ATX: Bouldin Creek Cafe

Bouldin Creek Cafe is probably my new favorite restaurant in Austin. I briefly mentioned it in one of my other Explore Austin posts, but I feel like I should do a separate post just on this cafe to do it justice.

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Sweet Tooth: Tian Jiu (Sweet Rice Wine)

Tian Jiu, otherwise known as fermented cooked rice, is a popular southeast Asian tradition, as it has many uses in addition to being a great-tasting rice pudding. Many people will eat it in the winter as a way to keep warm, and mothers who have just given birth will also eat it, as it’s said to be good for the body as it recuperates. (And apparently it’s good to use as a face mask!)

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explore CSTAT: Fusion Peru

One of my good friends and I decided to catch up during the last week of summer before school started, and she mentioned there was a really good Peruvian restaurant that she’d heard of in College Station. Of course, both of us being food lovers, we decided to try Fusion Peru, located in the mall at the intersection of Texas Avenue and Southwest Parkway.

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check out the latest volume of the Texas Undergraduate Research Journal

Shameless plug: This past year, I worked for the Texas Undergraduate Research Journal, a work of multi-disciplinary research entirely produced and edited by UT Austin undergraduates. The Journal is published annually & features incredible works of research conducted by UT undergraduates. This year, I had the honor of designing the journal in its entirety, and after a summer, the Journal has been published!

So if you’re even slightly interested in reading about the role of meatloaf in American culture or about the historical and literary symbolism behind LBJ’s inauguration speech, check out Volume 16 of the URJ right below!

Wanderlust: Guangzhou’s dim-sun, desserts & more (part four)

And finally, here’s the last post in the Guangzhou/Xiamen series (that, honestly, I should have posted a loooong time ago, but got caught up in some other things…) Anyways, on the rest of the post:

Dim sum is a style of Chinese cuisine prepared as small bite-sized portions of food served in small steamer baskets or on small plates and is popular particularly in Guangdong. Dim sum dishes are usually served with tea, and together form a full tea brunch, although nowadays it really doesn’t matter what time of the day you crave dim-sun; you’ll always be able to get some.

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Wanderlust: Guangzhou, the food city of China (part three)

I spent about a week in Guangzhou, China, last month (which you can read all about here and here). Guangzhou is the third largest city in China, but I daresay the food there is best in the nation. There’s a popular Chinese saying — 食在广州, which literally translates to eat in Guangzhou — that best testifies to the idea that the food scene in Guangzhou is spectacular.

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