currently live in boston. this blog has a collection of restaurant reviews, food adventures, and more, focusing on boston, NYC, and virginia area.made in china, raised in beijing, spent my teenager years in bedford, ma, graduated from syracuse university double majoring in accounting and finance and currently working as an accountant in boston and pursuing my cpa status. ive always been interested in arts from photography to designs.
i am no expert. never taken any courses on food, wine, photography, or anything related. i am biased because food is personal and simply a preference. i am not a fan of all pretencious bs. food should be fresh, simple, straightforward, available, and most importantly enjoyable. im not a critic; I just genuinely love to eat, drink, snap pix, and share with others. i appreciate all good food from fine french/italian to mcdonald’s ice cream cone to my grandma’s cooking. Extravagant tasting menus with unfamiliar ingredients open my eyes, but I appreciate more of the very well-made simple dishes that really tell about a culture and a story like Cacio e Pepe for the romans, beef noodle soup for Taiwanese, or zha jian mian for us Beijing’er. They don’t necessarily have mind blowing flavors, but they are the basic things that define who we are and always go back to no matter how great that tasting menu was.
this blog is a memoir. that moment i shared with that someone at the dinner table whether its porkbelly, a friend, family, an ex, or a stranger, that conversation after that bottle of wine or that 6 bottles of sake, that rude host ruined my night, that moment we all reached orgasm in our mouth together, that celebration and the toast, that laughter, that argument, that hundred dollar tip, that drunk friend and whatever happened afterwards, that dirty look when i busted out my dslr, that similarity i shared with a total stranger, that story behind that dish, that long walk on a hot summer night… all started or ended from that dinner table. food is bigger than food.