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December 1, 2011

ChocoJing Cooking Class at The Hutong

Happy December fellow ChocoJingers! I’m excited to announce our first ever ChocoJing cooking class, we’re working with the fantastic chef Sue at The Hutong to bring about some early holiday cheer with an amazing menu of Chili Hot Chocolate, Chocolate and Orange Duck, and Banana/Chocolate Dumplings Sounds delish, non? Please RSVP with The Hutong directly [...]

October 6, 2011

Persimmoning up a new smoothie recipe

In an effort to cheer myself up after the devastating loss of my phone (my iPhone did a runner this past weekend, and my grief has only been heightened by the loss of Apple creator Steve Jobs) and the general stress of prepping for a play thats part of a Chinese theater festival… well, I [...]

March 6, 2011

Brunch the Fourth – Cafe Flat White

So I’ve impressed even myself and have managed to average more than once a month brunches with friends, exciting! And while Bridget here (on the right) may be making the finger-heart more for the sake of her delicious hot cocoa than for the sake of the fourth brunch, still, its symbolic of the happy-feelings one [...]

February 28, 2011

Brunch Numero Tres

Ok, so yes, I’ve been a little lax with some (ok, all!) of my new years resolutions this year but… I’ve had some pretty darn good excuses (hello, vacation, Chinese New Year, whirlwind trip across America with 150 Chinese millionaires). However, it was incredibly nice to see my peeps again this past weekend for brunch, [...]

February 3, 2011

The Perfect Aussie Lunch (biodynamic, healthy, colorful)

First day of wine tasting, we made sure to stop by Cullen Winery, one of the two oldest vineyards in the Margaret River area (the other being Vasse Felix). Not only were the staff incredibly cheery and helpful, but the wine tasted delicious. So, it was decided that we would do lunch there… and I [...]

February 1, 2011

Vineyarding at Vasse Felix and Xanadu in Margaret River

Have enjoyed incredibly visiting the vineyards down here in Margaret River. And no, its not just because of the excuse it gives me to do wine tastings and drink in the mornings… nor is it the fabulous weather (or the fabulous company!). Mostly its a blend of all of these things, plus fantastic service at [...]

January 23, 2011

The Second Brunch of 2011 (only a week late!)

As you may have noticed, one of my New Years Resolutions is to try to organize weekly brunches. Unfortunately, last weekend I was out of town for another Huatuo event (this time in Southern China — ie: the land of no winter heating, ugh). And unfortunately I had to miss out on the brunch. But… [...]

January 8, 2011

First Brunch of the New Year 2011年的第一个早午餐

One of my New Years Resolutions for 2011 is to have a weekly brunch with friends on Saturday (when I’m in town). For the first brunch, we picked the lovely French bistro, La Taverne, as they have a really nice set brunch (three courses for 88rmb!). Eggs and tomates parmesan, salad, bacon, fresh french bread, [...]

October 24, 2010

ChiFan for Charity: Cheeky Monkey at NOLA

Chi Fan for Charity Saturday, November 6, 2010 Dinner at the restaurant of your choice – 7:30 pm After-Party at Hatsune – 10:00 pm Join us for a fabulous evening! Good Eats. Good Times. Good Causes. NOLA restaraunt belongs to the style of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The two-story white building provide a great environment [...]

April 28, 2010

Cheeky Monkey’s fav new Beijing pizza place: La Pizza

So today was a fantastic (and fantastically busy) day, the highlight of which was the fact that someone in the EU decided to name Neapolitan pizza a cultural treasure, so La Pizza was giving away free pizza and beer at their Sanlitun shop. I stopped by in the hopes of a slice of pizza for [...]