Frances Ren Huang is an acupuncturist and yoga instructor living in Buenos Aires. Aside from her day job, she takes pictures, exploring, eating, and cooking- experiencing ways to live healthier and happier. Through these writings- sharing, reflecting, and laughing- she hopes to amuse and inspire anyone who is reading, to enjoy life to its fullest.
Her writings about Traditional Chinese Medicine can be seen at

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wendy - July 2, 2014 - 10:19 am

Hi Frances,

Lovely website ! I am a Singaporean about to relocate to Buenos Aires in July. How coincidental that you will be coming to Singapore. It’s a pity I will not get to try your Hidden Kitchen. Hope you enjoy the culinary culture in Singapore as much as you did in Buenos Aires!


Lalala - May 20, 2013 - 8:53 pm

What a great site and mouth watering intro to food in Argentina! I’m an Asian woman who will be traveling solo to Buenos Aires very soon. I was wondering about your experience when you first moved there. As an Asian, I’m assuming it will be impossible to blend in as a local. What did you do to at least feel comfortable when your appearance makes you stick out? I’m good at traveling light and hiding valuables, but I’ve never been to a place that has lots of theft AND few Asians (one at a time, but not both…haha). Thanks

sandra bao - January 24, 2013 - 7:29 am

Hey Frances, it’s Sandra Bao. I emailed you but no response – not sure I have your correct email. Send me a note, I ‘d like to ask you something!

Gustavo - June 4, 2012 - 12:01 am

Dear Frances,

Just love your blog The Lost Asian.
I enjoy hanging out with friends tasting new experiences in BA, but so far, your culinary wisdom enlightens and turns on my imagination and senses on food.

I just came into your blog by chance, no regreat at all.
Thank you so much to share your food experience in BA.

dad - April 13, 2012 - 6:37 pm

Great pictures, enjoy reading your comments & now I’m hungry.

FrancesRenHuang - March 2, 2012 - 12:06 am

Hi Lili. Unfortunately we got there via our own car. I have heard there is a bus stop right outside the restaurant. On a Sunday it only took us 15 minutes to get there. Good luck and tell me how it goes!

Lili Kocsis - March 1, 2012 - 11:36 pm

Hi Frances,

I really want to visit Las Talas del Entrerriano after reading your review but I do not drive.
Is there ANY way to get there, do you think, via train/bus?
I have a high tolerance for discomfort when it comes to transportation…food looks so worth it…



Jenn - February 22, 2012 - 4:23 am

Hi there Frances,

Have you ever been to Casa Coupage? We are debating between there and Aramburu?

Thank you!!!

Becky Wilcox - December 9, 2011 - 3:01 pm


My name is Becky Wilcox and I would love the opportunity to write on I love to blog and prefer to do so on a verity of sites vs a single location. I just like the idea of reaching a wide range of readers.

Please let me know if you ever entertain this type of thing. If you do, be sure to let me know your guidelines. I would love to hear more.

Thanks so much :)

FrancesRenHuang - December 2, 2011 - 1:56 pm

Send me an email. :)

Diane - November 30, 2011 - 8:46 am

Hi! I was doing some websurfing and I found your blog. I’m thinking of going to BA for about a month by myself. Is it safe for a single Asian woman? Also, are there any areas that you would recommend renting an apartment? I think that might be cheaper than staying in a hotel or hostel…would love any feedback you can give me. Thanks!

sandra bao - October 27, 2011 - 3:10 pm

Hi frances,
I had dinner with angela the other day and she said I should meet you and find out more about your acupuncture services. I´m in buenos aires now and through next week – we probably know a few people in common. I will also be checking our natural deli in canitas, if thats a good place to meet.

Elena Turrisi - July 29, 2011 - 6:33 pm

I’ve been reading your notes while at work. I also enjoy a lot getting to know new and out of the blue places, enjoy food and talking to people asking if I may get some recipe!
Are you staying here in Argentina for long? Hope to go discover some lunch/dinner place together!
Take care,

FrancesRenHuang - July 13, 2011 - 8:19 pm

I don’t know if I posted this too late and if you are still here but you can buy it in Casa China in Chinatown in Belgrano. I hope that helps!

Maraliz - July 11, 2011 - 11:41 pm

I’m staying at the San Telmo Guesthouse. Angela mentioned your blog tonight, and I’m very glad she did! Do you know where I could buy some matcha (green tea powder)? There isn’t much culinary diversity in Paraguay, so I’d really like to get some matcha before we travel home.

Thanks for posting so many great reviews! Your blog is very thorough.


Andi of My Beautiful Adventures - July 2, 2011 - 1:53 am

OMG this picture is GORGEOUS!!!!!!! Love love love it!

FrancesRenHuang - May 30, 2011 - 12:05 am

Thank you! I use canon 5D with a few great lens. :)

Franco - May 28, 2011 - 3:42 pm

Hola Frances!
I really enjoy reading about your adventures in Buenos Aires. Great blog! And I love your photos! I like photography and I wanted to know what kind of camera you use. I hope you find this well.

FrancesRenHuang - May 13, 2011 - 11:40 am

I’m happy you enjoyed it. Will you guys be traveling to Buenos Aires?

Michael - May 10, 2011 - 6:42 am

Hi Frances,

Great site. I came across it while searching for options for the inevitable Asian food craving my fiance and I get while traveling. I was happy to see that there seem to be some good RBM (rice-based meal) options. Living in San Francisco, it was also great to see references to some local favorites like Saigon Sandwich and Pizzeria Delfina. With all the recommendations I feel like we owe you something and, while the dry fried chicken wings from San Tung probably wouldn’t travel that well, let us know if there is anything we can bring you from San Francisco.

Michael and Cecilia

Asia - May 4, 2011 - 6:29 am


After reading your blog, I am truly inspired. I am a student at the University of California, Irvine and I am currently planning a 3 month trip to Buenos Aires for June of this year. I was hoping to chronical my journey and possibility publish the details of my experience as an African-American, vegetarian and politically left-leaning woman in a nation that is historically not quite any of those things. I just wanted to learn more of your background information, and how you found yourself blogging about life in Argentina. What are some of the things I can do to have a successful travel blog, and maybe get my blog featured on major news sites, etc..? I would really appreciate any advice you can give, as well as any contacts you would be able to provide.

Thanks so much!


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