I live in the Bay Area and I like food.
👋🏼 Hi, it's been a minute. I hope everyone's STAYING HOME, staying safe and staying healthy. I'm thankful to be able to pass the time by working (and to have a job!), zoom chatting/FaceTiming family and friends, and eating, lol. Honestly, my day to day hasn't changed very much because apparently I don't go out much. 😂 And I started distancing myself from people awhile ago as an immunocompromised person + living with high risk people, sooo I've been home for awhile. Anyway, last week my sister and I put together an end of the week tea party! We made tea sandwiches, brownies, lemon cookies, and biscuits. It came together really well and it was a good way to pass time making all of the food. I'll be back with more food soon since I have a backlog of photos to share - I'm trying not to spend TOO much time on social media tbh, it wears me out. (Except TikTok, because it's hilarious and now I'm addicted, you were right, @city.en.vogue). ☕️
I tried Uyghur cuisine for the first time a few months ago - hidden in a strip mall in Union City. Ever since I saw their feature in the @sfchronicle, I knew I had to check it out at some point, especially since I know such little about their culture, aside from the fact that I knew there was a region in China with a Muslim population as a child, and now in more recent years, all of the news of their persecution in the country. Uyghur cuisine is an interesting mix of East and Central Asian flavors - I was reminded a lot of Turkish and Afghan food as I tried the dishes we ordered. Also, when you go, get the Ziq Kawap (lamb or meat skewers)! Learn more on the blog, link in bio. 🍢
Daylight Savings starting (shouldn’t be ending since the days are getting longer and we get more sun?) really messed me up today, so instead of a new blog post, here's some cheese board/charcuterie inspo. Now, I'm off to go bake a cake and hope I'll have it done and frosted by dinner time (we eat late lol). 🙈
It's been a blah few weeks with everything that's happening, so here's a pretty picture of my mom's freshly cooked biryani. 😍 Oh, and the recipe is on the blog (link in bio) if you want to try it out yourself! It's vegetarian too!
the prettiest shop for the prettiest macarons. 🌸
swapped out my usual coffee and had boba for breakfast today, instead. 🤷🏻♀️ Also, somehow I’m not that good at using Portrait Mode. 🤔