Holla at the Mala!
Although we’re no longer living in Sichuan we still crave the spice that is the namesake of this blog. So you can probably imagine our delight at the fact that its has recently been featured in the Huffington Post! If only Bangkok had a good chuancai restaurant to hit up for dinner tonight…I miss the ma la!
We’ve already gone on at length about ganguo or dry pot and how much we eat it. But one thing we haven’t gone on at length about is the endless possibilities of things you can fill your ganguo with. Really there are three players in my ganguo world: rabbit dry pot (ganguo tu), cauliflower dry … Continue reading
I learned this insanely catchy speech piece at a workshop this fall, my fifth graders loved it and I hope you do too: I love noodles! Give me lots and lots of noodles! I love oodles of noodles, pile them up to the sun! Noodles give me a happy moodle, cause they are my favorite … Continue reading
I’ve got a week left in Chengdu and I plan to eat Sichuan food a lot before I do. Consider it a culinary farewell tour. I hope to share a few of those meals with you on this blog, mostly to selfishly have a archive of all the deliciousness there was to be had this … Continue reading
It stopped raining here. I didn’t stop reading. I’ve spent the majority of my third day of summer engrossed in Mexican historical fiction/magic surrealism/one of the many things I inherited when many of my friends left Chengdu/aka perfect book to start the summer, Luis Alberto Urrea’s Humingbird’s Daughter. It’s good, read it. Yesterday I made … Continue reading
For being a food/travel/life-in-Chengdu blog, we don’t write about Chinese food that often. Have we become jaded? Disinterested in the bouquet of flavors that are the very namesake of this blog? Probably. Life is hard when you live in a city with an renowned food culture. What’s a girl to do but stay home and … Continue reading