Weekday fun: Basil muffins

I had some basil leftover from a roast chicken dinner the other night. I didn’t want to waste it, so I thought I’d make them into muffins. I recently had a memory of these cheddar and leek scones I made once, and I got this craving for some savory muffins. After googling “basil muffins” and […]

A Chinese takeout in China!

Mom-and-pop restaurants are a-plenty in China — straight-up dives whose only characteristics are cheap and dirty. A lot of times they don’t even have real names, their signs simply stating 成都小吃 (Chengdu xiaochi, Chengdu small eats) or 家常菜 (jia chang cai, home-style food). They serve more or less the same food — staple cold dishes, […]

Haeundae Beach from a boat.

Korea, observed

So I made it to Korea and back. Since I was not even there for 48 hours, I don’t feel qualified to make an in-depth analysis. But below are some observations: The Internet really is super fast, which is indicative of how technologically savvy they are. Everyone on the subway seemed to have a Samsung […]