How has your week started off? It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow and Ollie is out of town, aw!
But on to more important matters (haha)… today’s Look of the Day! Got this oversized jacket during the Zara sales – it’s the best. A little tom-boyish, but I like that about it. Hope you like the photos – let me know what you think!
Cooking at The Hutong: Yunnan Cuisine
Happy hump day lovely readers!
Today I’m bringing you something slightly different – a food post! Yep, besides fashion I am also a huge foodie and loove eating… although I’m the first to admit I’m not the best cook in the kitchen (dammit!). Enter ‘The Hutong’. The Hutong runs superb cooking classes - among other activities – from hand-pulled noodles to spicy Sichuan fare, and even does ’culinary tours‘ of the local markets to teach you how to identify the many different spices, oils, garnishes, and various ingredients used in Chinese cooking.
I was invited by The Hutong to participate in one of their classes, and I chose to try Yunnan cuisine. It turns out Yunnan food (southern China) is similar to Thai and Vietnamese food – perfect for me! We made pineapple rice, noodle soup, and ‘San Hei Duo’ – all in less than 3 hours! I was pretty proud of myself by the end – as you can tell from the photos.. haha. The class was so much fun – the teacher was lovely and full of interesting tips and facts, and we made so much food I was able to take some home to show off to Ollie
If you live in Beijing or are ever visiting/passing through, I’d recommend checking out The Hutong’s calendar and joining a class – they offer a variety of activities, from photography courses, hutong tours, and tea tastings, to film screenings, and even speed dating!
I hope you guys enjoy the pictures, and a huge thank you to The Hutong for having me!
Year of the Dragon + a Temple Fair
Happy Tuesday all!
As you probably already know, 2012 is the Year of the Dragon according to the Chinese zodiac calendar – so today I want to show you the photos we shot at Ditan Park’s Temple Fair last week. Temple fairs are a Chinese tradition, particularly around Chinese New Year. For a week they are held in different temples or parks around the country, where you can watch traditional performances, try local snacks and delicacies, play games or buy cute little toys and souvenirs, and push your way through lots and lots of people! Ditan Park has one of the biggest temple fairs in Beijing, and we decided to check it out. I decided to bringing some of that New Year spirit into my outfit with these red stripes
How is your week going? I’m off to have Japanese ramen for dinner – this place near our apartment does the best ramen I’ve EVER had. Mmm!