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

That Dinner Party: Taco Fiesta

That Dinner Party: Taco Fiesta

Hello hello! As many of you already know, I love to have people over. Intimate dinners, larger parties – I love them all. I am convinced that in a former life I was an Italian grandmother who loved to feed people. I constantly get asked, Read More

A sliver of Rome: Tomato Ricotta Pasta Recipe

A sliver of Rome: Tomato Ricotta Pasta Recipe

Rome is a walking museum. The entire city is filled with historic monuments, sculptures, buildings, and cathedrals at every turn – history is everywhere. I still remember walking through the streets of Rome, past the Roman Forum, rushing to catch the Colosseum at sunset. Waiting Read More