What is your favorite holiday meal?
Thanksgiving. Hands-down. My mom’s turkey with gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and mashed sweet potatoes! Favorite sides are Brussels sprouts, creamed onions, and a green bean casserole. I love a good classic pumpkin pie and I always bake one from scratch. For a quick slice for a snack, City Bakery has unreal pumpkin pie.
What do you love most about the holidays?
The best part of the holidays is that they seems to bring out the best sides of people. The holidays tend to give people more patience and generosity.
What is your most favorite holiday tradition?
Picking out a Christmas tree and decorating the tree and apartment. We love to make everything feel cozy and festive.
Your greatest achievement:
Opening Mimi Cheng’s Dumplings with my sister after talking about it for so many years. It’s surreal to see our dream actually manifest.
Your dream dinner party guest:
Tina Fey or Meryl Streep.
Skincare product you can’t live without (and why):
Organic rose water. I mist it on before putting on lotion or just to refresh myself. It smells so good!
Your (real life) hero:
My real life hero is my mom. She’s a saint and a pillar of strength for our family. She is also fearless, speaks over 7 languages, and is an amazing cook (especially of Chinese-Taiwanese and Thai food). She can do anything she puts her mind too and makes it look easy!
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Your favorite restaurant for brunch and your go-to order:
My favorite brunch is Locanda Verde. Always start with the ricotta dip and then get a fresh juice, soft scrambled eggs crostini, and take home a blueberry muffin.