I am an American freelance journalist.


Currently based in Los Angeles. 

My goal is to eventually visit all the provincial-level administrative units in China. There are 34 official ones. So far, I've visited 17. Alhambra Source interviewed me on my trip here. 

I've written stories for VICE, Eater, Mashable, LA Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Village Voice, BBC, CNN, CBS Los Angeles, Town & Country, USA Today, First We Feast, Food Network, Time Out Los Angeles, Serious Eats, Bold Italic, KCET, Brit + Co, Discover Los Angeles. 

I've contributed to Fodor's Los Angeles and wrote the food and beverage sections for the Louis Vuitton's forthcoming Taipei guidebook. You may have seen me on Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, CBS Los Angeles, or on CCTV talking Chinese food. I used to lead food tours in Los Angeles. I was a former food columnist for KCET and was a regular food writer for the Village Voice. 

Once I gave a speech to NASA about Chinese food.

Fluent in Mandarin Chinese. 

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Los Angeles-born and raised. Obsessed with the great outdoors.

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