Tag Archives: food

Chicken or Beef?

I’ve been on a lot of international flights in my lifetime, and because I am loyal to no one but my own wallet, I almost always fly on a different airline. Whatever is cheapest, that is what I fly. And sampling … Continue reading

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eating meat in the U.S.

While I was in China, I became a little (!) educated about factory farming. And I vowed that when I came back to the U.S., I would become an ethical meat eater (well, as ethical as you can be as … Continue reading

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Chinese food for Koreans

FYI if you’re on the prowl for some Chinese food in Korea: Chinese food in Korea ≠ Chinese food in America ≠ Chinese food in China. Please adjust your expectations accordingly. Describing Chinese food in China is too complicated (and … Continue reading

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food safety in China

Food safety in China is no joke — and it’s not a concern that’s limited to a handful of paranoid foreigners. It’s something that Chinese people also discuss constantly. Every other day, my coworkers would warn me about some random … Continue reading

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baseball games in Korea

Before this year, I’d been to baseball games just two times in my life, and they were both soOOOooo mind-numbingly boring. I’ve come to associate baseball with the highest level of boredom, on par with watching paint dry. No, wait, … Continue reading

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Binch by Lotte

I bought this box of cookies in Seoul not because it looked delicious, but because its name cracked me up. Binch. Looks a lot like that other word that begins with “Bi” and ends with “ch.” There’s also something about … Continue reading

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Hongdae area in Korea

Last time we were in Seoul, it was too damn cold to do anything. I feel like I complained the entire time and sat around my parents’ living room contemplating the miracle of ondolbangs for a month. This time, however, … Continue reading

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Watching “Food, Inc.” in China

Friday nights are movie nights at our school. Our friend EM, who shares my interest in ethical food consumption, was hosting a screening of “Food, Inc.,” so I went. And I winced, gasped, and cringed through the entire movie. Those … Continue reading

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exotic hot pot in China

Since coming to China, we’ve had hot pot on numerous occasions. The husband and I are actually not huge fans — most times, it’s just too damn hot in Shenzhen to be sitting around a steaming, boiling pot, and the super … Continue reading

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the most wonderful time of the year

There may come a day when I dread birthdays. There may come a day I think birthdays are unimportant and when I even forget that it’s my birthday. But for now, I still love love LOVE birthdays. I love all … Continue reading

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