Daily Life Food Photos Yunnan

Afternoon tea, mountains, and love!

It’s Monday, and I’m feeling ready to take on anything, thanks to a rejuvenating weekend of adventures.

This weekend, Way invited us to his cousin’s beautiful home for an afternoon of tea and food. I was so happy to see her collection of little potted plants and handmade things. We chatted about Julia Child’s beef bourguinon recipe while sipping tea in tiny ceramic cups. I even managed to explain my mom’s kimchi recipe in Chinese, which I’m proud to announce, was a huge hit at dinner.

Sun-brewed red tea and a tiny plate of dried fruit

Pu-er tea from our province, Yunnan

Homemade layered chocolate cake

Dinner: braised firm tofu and pork belly, cold noodles tossed with vegetables, fried potato croquette, sweetened rice with raisins, Korean bulgogi + spicy marinaded pork + kimchi by me, veggie omelet, and chicken stewed in Dai spices.

For our fifth anniversary festivities, Taurin and I climbed the Xishan mountain and snapped lots of photos by the stone forest with my toy camera. After drinking some champagne and snacking on (never) too much brie cheese, we ventured far out to the suburbs for a Thai meal overlooking the city. It was a perfect day!

On the cable car crossing the Dianchi Lake, leaving the city

Duck in red curry


“…the most romantic times are when you’re sitting on the couch together watching your favorite show, not when you’re in a black dress at the top of some building. It’s never the thing you think it’s going to be.” – Mindy Karling


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    November 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    This post looks so delicious. Yummmm…
    You seem to have very happy days:)

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      November 21, 2011 at 2:37 pm

      🙂 Thanks, Koey. I’m in love with your wool mushroom things!

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    November 21, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    you two look so cute and the food looks yummy yet healthy. keep it up sewon! 🙂

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      November 21, 2011 at 2:43 pm

      Thanks, Gabbie! 🙂

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    November 21, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Nice to see that you had such a lovely time together! And btw, I love your black jacket! I am looking for one since two years now, where do you got it from?

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      November 22, 2011 at 1:24 am

      Hi Barbara! I bought my jacket from Uniqlo in Shanghai. I’ll keep my eyes out to see if I come across anything similar online.

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    November 21, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Woooo sounds like you had an amazing anniversary, yay! Glad to hear that you had such a good (and sunny!) weekend. ^^ Sweetened rice with raisins is so yummm.

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      November 22, 2011 at 1:28 am

      Thanks, Krys! The weather’s been strangely warm in November. I’m not complaining! 🙂

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    November 21, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    You guys make such a good looking couple! And I love love love the gorgeous light in those first pictures. Now I’m craving kimchi of course, haha.

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      November 22, 2011 at 1:29 am

      It was perfectly sunny with not a cloud in the sky! 🙂 Thanks, Lindsey.

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    November 21, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Wow, so beautiful pictures!! It’s so sunny, totally different from where I am.. Have a nice week 🙂

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      November 22, 2011 at 1:33 am

      Thanks, Anna. I hope you have a nice week, too!

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    Kelly Zarb
    November 21, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    That food looks sooo yummy Sewon what a shame I have been sick in bed all day,have a gorgeous week.

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      November 22, 2011 at 2:29 am

      Aw, I’m sorry to hear you’ve been sick! I hope you feel better soon. <3

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    November 22, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    happy anniversary! your photos always make me want to get out some more! and eat. a lot. hehe.

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      November 23, 2011 at 10:00 am

      I support that! 😛 P.S. I love seeing D.F. and Tokyo photos on your blog.

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    November 22, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    I’m truly happy for you.

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      November 23, 2011 at 10:01 am

      Thanks, Eileen.

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    November 22, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Happy anniversary! Looks like you had a great day! Your photos make me miss having chinese tea with locals when I was traveling in China last year and also that Thai curry looks absolutely delicious!

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      November 23, 2011 at 10:03 am

      I love the tea culture, though I still need my mug of coffee in the morning. Thanks, MK!

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    Emmie Rae
    November 24, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Sewon this is a beautiful post. Warms my heart, it does look like the perfect day! Oh and I’d love some of that sun brewed tea. I’ve never made it before, I think I’ll have to try that one out. xxx

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    Pink Ronnie
    November 26, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Those pot plants are just delightful – loving how you captured all that bright, golden sunlight!
    View from the top looks amazing…
    Ronnie xo

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