Hong Kong in 2021

Hong Kong’s autonomy has been the subject of heated debate for years and has inspired multiple protest movements, the most recent flaring up in late 2019. Last July, BAISmag interviewed Gina van Ling in order to gain a better understanding of the ongoing situation in Hong Kong (read the full 2020 interview here). Half a…

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Buckeye Balls

Buckeye Balls are small balls of chocolate-dipped peanut buttery goodness, which I look forward to every year around Christmas. Mainly, because I am obsessed with peanut butter, but also because it signals that much Christmas baking has taken place. However, buckeye balls are good year-round, so don’t be shy to try them after the season…

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A Simple Bulgogi

Bulgogi (불고기, bool-goh-gee) is an extremely popular dish, originating from the Korean Peninsula during the Goguryeo era.  Interestingly, it was mainly served to the wealthy Korean royalty due to the fact that beef was quite expensive back then. Its meat generally needs to be marinated in a special BBQ sauce mixture for a day, however, there…

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Fried Cassava and Peanut Sauce

Fried cassava finds its origins in South America. The dish is enjoyed in various ways, all over the continent. Our recipe is based on a Surinamese version of the dish in which the fried cassava is paired with a sweet and spicy peanut sauce. Liked by many, it’s a simple but delicious welcoming snack that…

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