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Hello from a blog dedicated to the 5 spices of food and life: sweet, salty, spicy, sour and bitter.
Born in a little town on the east coast of China, Min found her passion for cooking while making scrambled eggs on a play date when she was 9. She has always enjoyed the sweet and savory flavors of Zhejiang and Shanghai, the bold and spicy dishes of the central region of China, the light and fresh taste of Guangdong (Canton) cuisine, as well as the hearty and rustic flavors of northern China.
In 2000, Min ventured to Boston to pursue her American dream. She obtained her MBA from Boston University and works as a finance manager at Children’s Hospital. In her free time, she enjoys recreating the flavors of China for her family and friends. In 2014, Min started crafting latte art at home with some basic tools: Italian Moka Pot, hand-held electronic milk frother and Stainless Steel milk frother. She started roasting her own coffee beans with a Behmor 1600 plus coffee roaster in 2016, and creates her own espresso beans mix with six different types of beans from across the world.
In June 2017, Min earned a spot as one of the top 5 semifinalists for Hallmark Channel’s Best Home Cook of America Contest, where she prepared her Chinese dumplings on the nationally aired Home and Family Show.
With the launch of “5 Spice Café”, Min hopes to share her flavors, experiences, and recipes with you!