Red Onion Jam
Red Onion Jam
This onion jam is super versatile and delicious, which is why I always like to have a jar in the fridge. It makes for a delightful contrast to a spicy Indian cu...
Bánh Mì Thịt Xá Xíu
Bánh Mì Thịt Xá Xíu
I’m not a sandwich person, or at least I wasn’t… In high school, while my friends were piling into cars headed to Subway for lunch, I could be...
Huevos Rancheros
Huevos Rancheros
I’m a savory breakfast person, for whatever reason I just can’t get behind the idea of scarfing down something sweet first thing in the morning. Tha...
Kaleslaw
Kaleslaw
I’ve always been a firm believer that if there’s a dish I categorically don’t like, it’s because it’s been prepared wrong. That...
Fresh Strawberry Liqueur
Fresh Strawberry Liqueur
With strawberry season in full swing, I was passing by a fruit stand the other day when the intoxicating aroma of strawberries led me to a stack of strawberries...
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Red Onion Jam

Red Onion Jam

This onion jam is super versatile and delicious, which is why I always like to have a jar in the fridge. It makes for a delightful contrast to a spicy Indian curry, and is a delicious sweet condiment slathered onto a bacon cheese burger. It’s also great to have on hand when you have last-minute…

Bánh Mì Thịt Xá Xíu

Bánh Mì Thịt Xá Xíu

I’m not a sandwich person, or at least I wasn’t… In high school, while my friends were piling into cars headed to Subway for lunch, I could be found walking alone to a nearby taco truck. For a long time, I just thought I didn’t like sandwiches. But as I grew up and had a…

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros

I’m a savory breakfast person, for whatever reason I just can’t get behind the idea of scarfing down something sweet first thing in the morning. That’s probably why I tend to gravitate towards dishes like Eggs Benedict or Monte Cristo Sandwiches when I go out for Brunch. But it’s Huevos Rancheros that holds a special…

Kaleslaw

Kaleslaw

I’ve always been a firm believer that if there’s a dish I categorically don’t like, it’s because it’s been prepared wrong. That’s why I always give foods I don’t like a second, third, fourth…. try until I find a version that I do like. Such was the case with this Kaleslaw. I’ve never been a…

Fresh Strawberry Liqueur

Fresh Strawberry Liqueur

With strawberry season in full swing, I was passing by a fruit stand the other day when the intoxicating aroma of strawberries led me to a stack of strawberries which had just been marked down to ¥500 (about $4.20 USD) per case. The reason? They were all different sizes, a big no-no in quality conscious…

Arroz Amarillo

Arroz Amarillo

Arroz Amarillo or “yellow rice” is a playful and delicious Latin American dish that makes for a visually stunning side to dishes like Picadillo. Sadly, it often falls short on flavor, relying too heavily on instant mixes and flavor enhancers rather than the handful of basic ingredients it requires. Head over to PBS Food for…

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noma Japan

noma Japan

Those of you who have been reading this blog for long know that I don’t do many restaurant reviews. But it’s not everyday that I get a chance to eat at the Best Restaurant In The World, with food prepared at the hands of one of the most influential people in the world. So here’s…

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The House in Hong Kong

The House in Hong Kong

Walking through the doors of The Upper House, life slows down a beat or two. The minuscule lobby is more like a decompression chamber to shed a little energy before taking a serene ride up an escalator designed to mimic a row of torrii gates. There is no front desk in the traditional sense because…

Dueling Wontons

Dueling Wontons

When I mentioned on Twitter that I’d be heading to Hong Kong for a few days, the food recommendations came pouring in. Everyone had a favorite, but the one place I consistently heard as a must-go spot was Mak’s Noodle for their Wonton Noodles. It’s a third generation Hong Kong institution and while the one…

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