Sunday, January 15, 2017

Noodle in Burmese coconut and chickpea broth (Oh- no-khao-swe)

 I am going back to my hometown Yangon in a week. It seems unreal to me that I have been in the United States for 8 years. Seriously, 8 freaking years? Like I said in my IG post before, I have always wondered when I will become more American than Burmese. The other day I woke up, tripped and blurted out “Jesus Christ” rather than “ Lord Buddha”. I guess this is it. I am officially more American than Burmese. But, I have to admit though even before this life-defining moment happened, there were instances that served as warning signs. Below are a few:

Sunday, January 8, 2017

How to console a confused soul: Gluten-free kumquat almond cake

When I was little, my mother used to call me “hay fire”. When you light up a hay straw, it burns so brightly but only for a few seconds, until the whole hay straw turned into powder. Apparently, I was like that – I would randomly pick up a hobby or a toy, and be completely obsessed with whatever I chose for a brief moment. On time, I asked my parents incessantly for a watercolor set – one of those with 48 different colors that every artsy-fartsy child in Yangon wanted. I played it for two days, shoved it at a room corner until the set collected dust beyond recognition. From what I can tell as a kid, that habit was less than desirable. My grades would fluctuate from very good to bad in a matter of weeks up until middle school. My teachers were confused. I was confused as well.

Friday, December 23, 2016

GIVEAWAY: Tortilla press + dough = dumpling wraps

Ok, I promise I won’t be as verbose this time. I just want to drop by to let you guys know that I am partnering up with Victoria Cookware to give away a tortilla press. I use this to make dumplings, but of course, I think you may be able to use this to make....I don’t know....a tortilla may be? 

Haha, anyway, to enter, head over to my Instagram (Click Here), and follow the instructions. 

Good luck. The winner will be announced on the 29th, and will be notified via Instagram direct message. The winner will have 48 hours to respond.