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Udon Noodles with Spicy Minced Pork

Udon Noodles with Spicy Minced Pork

There are few things I love more than noodles, especially spicy noodles. These noodles are made from ingredients you can always keep in your pantry and fridge for a quickly weeknight dinner, or a potluck crowd pleaser. The cucumbers and water chestnuts add a crunch […]

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 […]

Eat & Explore: New Orleans

Eat & Explore: New Orleans

New Orleans has been at the top of my intra-US travel list for a while. And it finally happened, though it nearly didn’t. Let’s just say, trying to make a 7am flight after landing past midnight from a different trip isn’t the world’s best idea. […]

Barcelona: Donde para comer

Barcelona: Donde para comer

After my first trip to Barcelona last year, I had drafted up a “places to eat” post that I never got around to finishing and publishing… well, second time’s the charm, right? During my first trip, I stayed near the city center which was great […]

Puttanesca Pasta Recipe

Puttanesca Pasta Recipe

I’d been eating a ton of olives, anchovies, and other ‘smelly’ foods while in Spain and my jetlagged self remembered that these were also the key ingredients to puttanesca at around 3am while unable to sleep. I went to the market the next morning (read: […]

Scenes of Saigon [photo diary]

Scenes of Saigon [photo diary]

Sharing some moments I captured during my week in Saigon. They don’t do the craziness of the city any justice.