Ginger and Scotch family photo

About Ginger and Scotch

Hi there!

I’m Sandy (aka “Ginger”). I’m a New Yorker at heart, Chinese and Vietnamese by upbringing. My husband “Scotch” hails from Scotland and we have been expats in Dubai since 2007.

I write about my noodle obsession, expat life in Dubai, our travels, and the challenges of raising third-culture kids.

I believe in slowing down, relishing time spent with our children and loved ones, and living our best life now.

All recipes and photos are my own unless otherwise stated. Please do not use them without permission or without linking them back to this site. Read our policy here.

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