The Lisboa Recap | 2022

The Lisboa Recap | 2022

I was going to start this out by saying that I didn’t even do a blog post when I was last in Lisbon in 2017! But after a quick search, I realized I did. Having spent a month there (and also having a bit more Read More

Tofu Cucumber Salad with Chili Crisp Vinaigrette

Tofu Cucumber Salad with Chili Crisp Vinaigrette

This combines two of my favorite things, cold tofu salad and marinated cucumbers, into one protein-packed, refreshing dish! I used: 1 english cucumber half block firm tofu, cubed 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 tbsp rice vinegar 1.5 tbsp soy sauce 2 tsp sesame oil  2 Read More

What I’m getting my friends for the holidays

What I’m getting my friends for the holidays

I view gifts as an opportunity to get someone something they may not think to spend/splurge for themselves, often times these are something yummy that they’ll hopefully love and use often. As a consumer, it’s also important for me to support small businesses with my Read More

Rabokki (ramen + tteokbokki)

Rabokki (ramen + tteokbokki)

Rabokki is a Korean dish that combines two of my favorite things – ramen + tteokbokki! Other times I’ve made this, I’ve started off with a traditional Korean anchovy stock as the base and wouldn’t use the ramen seasoning packet at all. Then, I saw Read More

Where I tell my friends to eat when they visit San Francisco

Where I tell my friends to eat when they visit San Francisco

There’s a lot of great spots but these are the ones that I think are most memorable to someone visiting and/or unique SF-only food experiences! Everyday Spots: El Farolito: When I lived in New York, the first place I’d go from the airport was for Read More

Pork Chop Rice (Pai Gu Fan)

Pork Chop Rice (Pai Gu Fan)

Growing up, the other kids my age on the street were Taiwanese. After school, their moms would bring us bian dangs (lunch/bento boxes) that they’d pick up from neighborhood Taiwanese cafes. Pai Gu Fan was always one of them. Thinking about those boxes makes me Read More