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OMG, We’re a Finalist!: Please Vote for Us in Saveur Blog Awards

One More Vote! Thanks so much to all of you who made time to nominate us for the Saveur Blog Awards 2015. Based on your nominations and the editors’ judgement, The Mala Project is one of six finalists in the BEST NEW VOICE category. Saveur is the preeminent magazine covering international cuisines, and I am thrilled and honored to be included by them in a field narrowed down from 50,000 submissions. The exposure from being a finalist will help tremendously in spreading the word about The Mala Project, but of course it wouldn’t...

Please Nominate The Mala Project

Saveur magazine is conducting its annual search for the best food blogs. I wouldn’t mind an award, but what I really want is more people who love Sichuan food to know about The Mala Project. It’s very hard for a new blogger to get the word out beyond her (and her friends’ and relatives’) circles. If you like The Mala Project, we Spicy Girls would be so appreciative if you could take one minute to nominate it for Saveur’s Blog Awards 2015, right here. Preferably in the Best New Voice category. Nominations...

Dan Dan Noodles: A Judgement on My Motherhood

Fong Chong, then 12 years old, had been my daughter for a good nine months before I ever made dan dan noodles for her—which is inexplicable, really, considering they are my favorite Chinese noodles. “You knew how to make this and you never made it for me?” she asked, incredulous and exasperated, after she took her first bite. I had been struggling to feed her all this time, trying so hard to please her by learning new dishes I thought she might like—Cantonese-style chao mian, glass noodles with shrimp,  Singapore-style...