About Grits & Chopsticks

This site has been a passion project since 2009. It started as a chronicle of food and travel stories while I was on an extended break from my career as a lawyer. I got married, quit my job, moved to Kuala Lumpur all in a 3 month time period. Suddenly, I found myself with nothing to do but eat and talk about eating.

Grits & Chopsticks provides recipes, restaurant recommendations, travel guides and tips about life at home, with over 1.5 million site views to date.  The name is an homage to my Chinese-American heritage and childhood spent in South Carolina.

In addition to the attention this site has received over the years, keeping this blog has inspired me to try my hand at freelance food writingget a professional certificate from a culinary school, take better photos and generally soak up every minute of life abroad. For these reasons alone, I am so grateful for your visit to my site.

These days, I’m living in São Paulo, Brazil. It’s our first time living in South America and we are enchanted by the culture and people we’ve met here.

Prior to São Paulo, our family also lived in London, Charleston (SC), Kuala Lumpur, and the DC suburbs. Along the way, we’ve been exploring the world through food. We’re able to do this by wearing very comfortable, stretchy pants.

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All of the views expressed on this website are solely my own.

I take all of my own photos unless otherwise noted, and where applicable I credit the websites and/or blogs from which I draw inspiration for my own recipes. You may link to my photos and recipes as long as you credit me as the source and link to the original blog post (whether Grits & Chopsticks or its predecessor, The Gravy Train) in which it appears. For commercial use, please get in touch.

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