Hi! I grew up in Hong Kong, where I attended an international school. After graduation, I spent 4 years doing my undergraduate degree in Toronto. Now I'm back home after graduating THAT, and gearing up to see what the future has in store for me! My life already is full of Asian and Western influences, and this is reflected in my diet!
My favorite things to cook
I started out with baking, and continue to enjoy trying out new cookies and cakes. During university, I usually ended up recreating homecooked/healthier versions of my favourite "Cha Chaan Teng" dishes for meals. Hong Konger born and bred!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite food-related memory of my childhood is when family friends would join us for a dumpling-making party. We'd have a big pot of stuffing, stacks of dumpling skins and a dozen trays sitting on the table while everyone chatted and folded the dumplings together. Then we'd cook a ton and have a big dinner. I've sworn to teach this tradition to any children I might have in the future too.
My cooking triumphs
Bringing my Canadian friends a taste of homecooked China to their Caucasian taste buds. Also livening up parties and road trips with cookies and cakes. One occasion resulted in my contribution being demolished under 15 minutes!
My cooking tragedies
Setting the fire alarm off, natch.