"How am I supposed to be whole without you?"


Meet Mei, a shy, Chinese-American high school student dealing with the sudden passing of her mother. After losing all of her mother's recipes, Mei embarks on a train...only to realize her ancestors have boarded as well. She must uncover her mother's recipe for traditional noodles while learning about self-love, grief, and healing.

Experience a story of growth through reliving precious moments with family and cooking. A Taste of the Past is a relatable and touching journey about holding those you love close.


  • Complete cute cooking minigames. Gather ingredients from your ancestors to chop vegetables, fry noodles, and wrap soup dumplings.
  • Experience a cozy, heartwarming tale. Write poetry, talk about boy troubles, and re-discover why you started painting.
  • Stylized hand-drawn art.
  • Original voice acting, writing, art, and music.

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*Our WebGL version does not support full-screen. In order to experience our game full-screen, please download the version for your computer!

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Contact: sonderingstudio@gmail.com

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It was very beautifull!

Thank you!

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I keep playing this game over and over its just so pretty!

Thank you!

Hi! I've run into a bug in the game where it will not allow me to progress pass the washing hands mini-game. No matter how long I click and hold and allow the bar to fill up, the mini-game never completes. I've also tried downloading the game on steam and itch, as well as trying to play it in the browser but I still got stuck at the washing hands mini-game. 

You're only supposed to wash your hands up to the black line!

Yes, I know that. I always allow the bar to pass the black line and I’ll continue to hold but I’m still stuck as the mini-game never completes.

It is not supposed to pass the black line. You let go at the black line.

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The game is so nice! The minigames are well-made and the story is bittersweet. <3

Aw thank you!

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very sweet, the minigames were incorporated well and were very effective for how simple they were

even though i havent had the same experiences the writing made me emotional u_u

Thank you!

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i'm not a person to cry at games but this one really got me

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Thank you :)

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ok, you got me, i'm crying TT

this game served as a cute little reminder to just hug the people you love extra tight... the writing, art, and voice acting were all so beautiful and emotional. great job on this game!

as someone who also dealt with the loss of a parent at a young age like mei, a lot of the things she said resonated with me. it was kind of like, "wow, it's not just me that thinks that?" haha, and so it was both rly relatable and comforting.

p.s. the little minigames were so cute, too!

Thank you so much!