What I’m getting my friends for the holidays this year [2022]

What I’m getting my friends for the holidays this year [2022]

Every year I struggle with the best format to deliver this quasi-gift guide. Ultimately I just want something that you can scroll through quickly to see if any of my gift ideas resonate with the people on your list, and hopefully this fits the bill! 

Creamy Mentaiko Udon

Creamy Mentaiko Udon

A few weekends ago, I finally ate at Udon Mugizo in San Francisco and tried their creamy mentai udon and omg, I was mindblown by how good it was!! I immediately knew I had to try to recreate and in all humility.. I think I 

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 

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 

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 

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