Wanderlust: Guangzhou, the city of the five lambs (part one)

It’s been a while since I’ve had the opportunity to post about my travels, but now that I’m back home, I finally have some time to get all my photos sorted out. I spent the last three weeks or so along the Southeastern coast of China, in Guangzhou and Xiamen, so the next few posts will be sharing my experiences there.

Lingnan Impressions Garden

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Sweet Tooth: Double Skin Milk & Ginger Milk Pudding

Double skin milk is a popular Cantonese dessert made of milk, egg whites, and sugar, and my mom absolutely loves it. It kind of reminds me of panna cotta, because it’s essentially just a velcety smooth milk custard with two skins — the first one forms when the boiled milk is cooled; the second, when the cooked custard is cooled. I’ve also included another recipe for ginger milk pudding, since the two can often be eaten together. Ginger milk pudding is another popular Cantonese dessert made from ginger, milk and sugar.

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Sweet Tooth: Amber Walnuts

Here’s an extremely simple yet delicious lil’ recipe for Amber Walnuts to add a bit of spice and edge to your life! 🙂 Walnuts are a staple part of the Chinese diet, and we love to eat them as snacks (they’re said to be good for your brain and hair, too, but I cannot verify that statement…but I can verify that they’re extremely yummy!)

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Wanderlust: Jiuzhaigou (China) & Singapore

As I was sitting in my room, bored out of my mind and not quite yet ready to start studying physics, I decided to finally clean up my room/treasure-hunt in my closet. I found my old camera card from a few years ago, and there are some pretty interesting photos I took from my travels. Here are a few from China from a few summers back.

The Venice of China.

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Wanderlust: The Chinese & Their One-of-a-Kind Food

My latest travel post was about China, but who can post about China without mentioning its wonderfully crazy & delicious food? Here’s to fried scorpions, starfish, beetles (that taste like chocolate, but I promise are actually beetles…at least they were crunchy…), duck liver and more!

may it bring you good luck, prosperity, joy and contentment

Chinese New Year was actually almost a week ago, but the best part about it is the food (okay, and the family, friends and just overall happy atmosphere haha), and food is never too late to post about, amirite? On that note, hope y’all had an amazing Chinese New Year! 恭喜發財 and may the New Year bring you good luck, prosperity, joy and contentment.

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