:: Shanghai :: Fresh Red Dates ::

Have you seen fresh red dates before? For more than thirty years, I never knew they look like this when they are fresh! My nice Shanghainese neighbor brought me these bright looking fruits the other day and I was stunned when they told me that they were red dates! They tasted like very very crunchy … Continue reading

:: Shanghai :: Hairy Crab Season ::

One of the comforts before the arrival of the grueling winter will be the Hairy Crabs season! Yes, it the most anticipated season of the year, when one gets to enjoy the succulent tiny little crabs blessed with a massive amount of golden creamy roe. And only, exclusively in China. During this season, in every … Continue reading

:: Easy Cookie Baking with Kids::

Hi friends, How was your week? Do you know that you can freeze unused cookie dough in the freezer? In our family, we bake cookies regularly but making the dough can be messy and take up some time. So, we like to make extra batches and freeze them in the freezer. The next time we … Continue reading

:: South East Asian Dinner ::

Hi my friends, Got over your Monday blues? Remember the south-eastern dinner I was telling you? We hosted about 10 people in our house last Saturday. Most of them are really close friends of ours in Shanghai and are from different part of the world. Here’s a fraction of the food we had that I … Continue reading