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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a miracle that never stops amazing me

Thanksgiving’s always my favorite time of the year, because it has just the right combination of food, family, fun and fall!


Every year, my family hosts a big Thanksgiving dinner for my dad’s students, most of whom are international and don’t have a home to go to for the holidays. My mom will spend almost a week in advance preparing all the food, from the main dishes to dessert. We don’t really do the “traditional” Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes; rather, my mom likes to incorporate her own style into the dinner, which is an amazing mix of (mostly) Chinese & American food. For a lot of the students, this is probably the most legitimate Chinese food they’ve had in a while, haha. 🙂

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3-day Quote Challenge (day 2): live your dreams

I’m taking this 3-day quote challenge one step further for this quote. As I’m thinking about quotes that truly mean something to me, I’ve realized that a lot of it has to do with my current environment and feelings. I figured, why not build upon these quotes and tell y’all what they mean to me? So here we go, with quote number 2.

This quote is by Pearl S. Buck, an American missionary who spent almost forty years of her life in China. She later won the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature “for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces.”

Nothing and no one can destroy the Chinese people. They are relentless survivors. Pearl S. Buck 

Why this quote, you ask? Well, just last week, Fox News aired a segment of Watters’ World, where host Jesse Watters visits NYC’s Chinatown to ask how they feel about the upcoming election. This was an opportunity for Watters & Fox News to gauge how Asian-Americans view both the Republican nominee and the party itself, but what the segment turned into was a blatantly racist, stereotypical and downright rude and ignorant episode that should never had made its way to TV. Heck, it never should have even happened.  (You can watch it right here.)

reliving the silk road, with camels and all!

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