Island Burger
Island Burger
One of the great things about being a full time food blogger is that I can work from anywhere. At least in theory… The reality is that it’s not all ...
Tropical Beef Salad
Tropical Beef Salad
I love me some hangar steak, but it can be a bit tough. The marinade for this salad, with lemon grass, garlic, kaffir lime leaves and kiwi not only tenderizes t...
Banana Fritters with Vanilla Caramel Sauce
Banana Fritters with Vanilla Caramel Sauce
Simple and yet utterly irresistible, fried dough has to be one of the most inspired culinary innovations of all time. Whether it’s a light-as-air donut wr...
Sriracha Chicken
Sriracha Chicken
This easy hot, sweet and savory chicken is glazed in a caramelized coating of piquant sriracha and pungent ginger with a subtle sweetness from the addition of m...
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...
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Island Burger

Island Burger

One of the great things about being a full time food blogger is that I can work from anywhere. At least in theory… The reality is that it’s not all that different from any other job in 2015. Sure, I get to spend some of my time in the kitchen, but between writing, editing, retouching,…

Tropical Beef Salad

Tropical Beef Salad

I love me some hangar steak, but it can be a bit tough. The marinade for this salad, with lemon grass, garlic, kaffir lime leaves and kiwi not only tenderizes the meat, it imparts some marvelous flavor that’s the perfect savory accompaniment to the sweet mango and creamy avocado in the salad. Hit the link…

Banana Fritters with Vanilla Caramel Sauce

Banana Fritters with Vanilla Caramel Sauce

Simple and yet utterly irresistible, fried dough has to be one of the most inspired culinary innovations of all time. Whether it’s a light-as-air donut wrapped in a glistening maple glaze, or a crisp beignet piled high with a mountain of powdered sugar, when done properly, these caloric treats can be divinely good. But as…

Sriracha Chicken

Sriracha Chicken

This easy hot, sweet and savory chicken is glazed in a caramelized coating of piquant sriracha and pungent ginger with a subtle sweetness from the addition of maple syrup. It comes together in less than 10 minutes and makes for a delicious weeknight meal along with some veggies and a bowl of steamed rice. Head…

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…

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Working From My Happy Place

Working From My Happy Place

I was recently given a HP Stream 8 with Intel Inside®, along with an opportunity to work from my happy place. I accepted the challenge and used the chance to escape the orderly chaos of Tokyo, temporarily relocating my office to a secluded stretch of beach just outside Kailua on the Hawaiian island of Oahu….

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…

Mario Kart is REAL
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…

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