MOVIE REVIEW: 12 Years a Slave (No Spoilers)

12 years a slave is a moving, almost disturbing true story of Solomon Northup, an educated free man from Saratoga, New York, who is kidnapped, drugged and sold into slavery. Like so many other movies, this one glamorizes hope. It offers a peek into the mind of someone who is resolved to his fate, but yet resilient and hopeful of winning his freedom back with dignity. … Continue reading MOVIE REVIEW: 12 Years a Slave (No Spoilers)

Tastiest Dessert EVER: Green Tea Donut – The General, New York City

It’s one of those desserts where you don’t believe that it actually tastes the way it does. ‘The Green Tea Donut with Mascarpone Cream’ attracts you like a sonnet at first sight. And later, it unfolds like an epic inside your mouth. One part of it melts in your mouth (the cream), while the other part of it (the donut) is heated enough to retain its … Continue reading Tastiest Dessert EVER: Green Tea Donut – The General, New York City

How to make Chinese Green Tea!

I’ve always been passionate about ‘Tea’ and it was apparently quite apparent to my friends from the middle kingdom. So, here are the different teas that our friends from China got us. I was told a lot of these are from the Fujian / Zhang Fu province, the home of authentic (high-altitude) Chinese teas. The image above shows the varieties of tea that we received – … Continue reading How to make Chinese Green Tea!