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/wän . twäns/

Noun (plural)

A portmanteau to describe a person or persons who loves dumplings, gastronomy, and staying up late at night discussing the pleasures and prospects of food. 


Hi. I'm Isabel Twanmo, also known as Wontwans. 

Wontwans started as an Instagram page in 2017 to showcase my favorite restaurant food finds. I knew I loved to cook, talk about food, and learn about anything related to food, but I found myself stuck in an unproductive “foodie” mentality posting any food I ate that looked “instagramable”. When I was laid off from my museum job in March 2020 due to the pandemic shutdown, many of the restaurants I loved to support closed, too. With so much free time at home, I started cooking more seriously, creating comfort and a means of creativity during a seemingly unstable and unpredictable time.

Today, Wontwans has become so much more than a foodgram. It's a place to record recipes I've enjoyed putting together at home during the pandemic, a motivating space to share my self-taught cooking and amateur food photography journey, and a way to reconnect with my Chinese roots through cooking, ingredient exploration, and technique. 

The recipes and photos I share are all of foods I like to make on a regular basis, some that remind me of home, and some that I just think other people might enjoy learning about too. And I really want to learn about them with you! Please don't hesitate to shoot me a comment, email, or question using the channels below, and make sure to follow @wontwans on Instagram for more.

<3 Isabel

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