If I have to describe myself in one word, it will be "foodie".. I am a grad student studying Food Science, collect cookbooks and kitchen gadgets, and bake pretty much everyday.. So, you can see that I am in love with food :)
My favorite things to cook
Cakes, cookies, bread, pastries, mousse, pudding. Pretty much everything that is sweet and involves baking.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I was born in a Chinese-Indonesian family. Every year, my family celebrates Chinese New Year and Lebaran (new year in lunar calendar). My mom usually bakes many different cookies to share with family and friends. I've always loved helping her shaping and mixing the cookie batter since I was a kid. I really miss that tradition since I'm in US now.
My cooking triumphs
Cream puffs that are very similar to Beard Papa's, chocolate babka (you can find the recipe in this website), green tea mousse cake, green tea opera cake, rose almond cake, chocolate pistachio mousse cake, pizzas, macaron (the French one, different from macaroon)
My cooking tragedies
The first cake I made was a Black Forest cake for my friend's birthday. The cake didn't rise, the filling was soupy, and both of them tasted disgusting.