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Nanjing: mooncakes

Happy Autumn Moon Festival: Mooncakes and corruption

These few days in Nanjing have been sickly humid and about 30 C, as is typical of these coastal Asian cities. Today, with the luck of the Autumn Moon festival, the temperature is a brisk, cool foreshadow of colder days to come. The mooncake market is for a large part a vehicle for corruption. Under [...]

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b'nut squash 'n shrimp, tofu stir fry

Emerging from a brief hiatus,

Finals week for the college folks. Need brain food: baked butternut squash lightly coated with a brown-sugar glaze and a shrimp-tofu-broccoli-mushroom stir-fry in infamous Chinese “brown sauce.” That’s merely: oyster sauce + soy sauce, for those not clued in. Other things to boost energy: brewing some Starbucks Christmas blend, and hitting the gym (favorite game [...]

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Boston Tea Party, a sequel

Boston Tea Party, a sequel

Last night, a few friends and I decided to cook some simple Japanese cuisine (tempura, udon, spam-musubi, gyouza,) so Tyler drove us down to Super 88, the closest Asian supermarket on Commonwealth Ave near Boston University. Although most of the food at Super 88 is as close to authentic as it gets without being in [...]

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