Alice’s Tea Cup, Chapter II in NYC

My fascination with Alice’s Tea Cup all started with a book. I know some of you may be thinking about Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, but it was actually the Alice’s Tea Cup cookbook by Haley and Lauren Fox that initially sparked my interest.  The book is written by sisters with a “tea turned on... MORE >>

The Tea Farm Cafe in Honolulu

Just a few minutes from the University of Hawaii campus is The Tea Farm Cafe. This cozy tea spot is a favorite among locals and students alike, a place where tea is approachable yet given its due respect. Even though The Tea Farm Cafe is a small shop, it boasts a large and eclectic menu.... MORE >>

Earl Grey Chiffon Cake

Last year, I made a Rainbow Chiffon Cake for my birthday. The cake had 5 pastel layers and was stuffed with juicy slices of fruit and whipped cream in between each layer. Because I spent so much effort on it, that cake definitely goes down in history as one of my favorites.This year, I decided to... MORE >>

Mini Pumpkin Mooncakes

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival to you! Another fall celebration means another year of mooncakes, and this time their filled with pumpkin and chocolate chips. Surprised? I’m betting you are. These delicacies are a nice change from your every September mooncake, and better yet, they’re delicious and in keeping with the season!Inside these mooncakes is a cake filling that’s moist and dense.... MORE >>

Dim Sum Recipe #14: Chinese Broccoli

After New York and my birthday last week, some calorie counting is definitely in order. Chinese broccoli is my favorite Chinese vegetable because it’s easy-to-make, delicious, and filling. The dish takes minutes to throw together and is best served with a hot cup of Chinese tea.I like to cut my Chinese broccoli in sections so that... MORE >>