Wah Nam Hong food bloggers event

on Friday, June 24, 2016
Recently, I attended the Wah Nam Hong We love Asia food bloggers event at the Wah Nam Hong store in the Markthal, Rotterdam. Although I am Chinese myself, I personally don't know that much about the Chinese kitchen (besides eating it) as my mom is the specialist at home and I mostly cook Western food, some Japanese dishes, and lately a bit of Korean food (jeon and japchae). I do know most of the basics, but I still managed to learn a lot of new things at the event.  

Wah Nam Hong restaurant in Markthal Rotterdam

Recipe: Chinese chives and beef dumplings (+ instruction video)

on Thursday, June 23, 2016
In the video that you can find underneath, I will teach you how to make Chinese dumplings (aka 餃子, jiaozi). To be exact, my mom makes them from scratch and I will explain every step in English with my voice (but there is an extra footage spoken in Cantonese Chinese). You will learn how to make boiled Chinese dumplings, pan-fried potstickers, and a dipping sauce to go with them. The whole ingredients list can be found at the end of this blog post.

Review: ice cream from De IJssalon in the Markthal, Rotterdam

on Monday, June 06, 2016
Last Saturday, I went shopping with my brother in the city center of Rotterdam and I managed to make him spend a few hundred euro on clothing, which I picked out for him (and he is someone who normally doesn't like to buy clothes). I really think I should consider a second career as a stylist.

I don't know why but I find men's clothing more interesting than women's clothing. I guess it has something to do with the cool and manly vibe that it has, which contrasts with my girly fashion taste. I often buy clothing for my brother and little brother, while I am shopping for myself anyway, and it always seems to suit their tastes. My dad is more of a fashionista than I am, since he had a part-time job in a suit store, when he was young, so I have never bought a clothing piece for him before (except for the neck tie that I gifted him when I was twelve). I also like shopping with my mom, not only because she regularly offers to pay for my purchases, but it is also a fun challenge for me to make my mom wear more fashionable prints and colors.

review ice cream De IJssalon in the Markthal Rotterdam pistachio oreo cookies waffle ice cream cup