TaiwanYes Houston

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"You are admired for your adventurous ways." If you've been following my blog, you know I traveled to Texas over spring break. When I heard there was a Taiwanese festival happening when I would be around, I went and checked it out. Hosted by the Taiwanese Association of America, Houston Chapter, the cultural event is called TaiwanYes Houston. It's inspired by the vibrant Taiwanese night market. Except it's held during the day. Yeah, that confused me for a bit, too. However, like a traditional … [Read more...]

Texas Trip

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"Adventure awaits you." Over spring break, I traveled to Texas. Though I expected to hear more twang, I got quite a few ma'ams and y'alls. People were very polite and hospitable there. Here are a few highlights: Spotted some longhorns:   Grabbed kolaches as snacks--there are quite a number of bakeries specializing in these Czech treats: Listened to live music: Watched bats fly out into the night: Crossed the border into Louisiana and went crabbing! Where have you gone … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday First: Queso

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Hi, y'all! I went to Texas for spring break, and I heard about... Queso: cheesy dip for chips So I checked out a local Tex-Mex place and dipped in. At first, I thought it was just like Velveeta (not my favorite). But the version I had was made from white cheeses. An addictive combination of cheese and peppers, it was layered with beef picadillo. The flavor wasn't too spicy but did add extra oomph to the chips. I also loved the creaminess of it. A thumbs-up from me for queso! (I'll be … [Read more...]

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