Quick sauce recipe: Nước mắm

Nước mắm (pronounced like “nuh-k mah-m”), or fish sauce, is a staple of Vietnamese cuisine. It’s used a lot in cooking and serving in various forms. In cooking, you’d probably use pure fish sauce. You’d use this type of fish sauce as seasoning for soups and braised dishes. In serving, you’re more likely to useRead more

Sugar and spice and everything nice!

I don’t know about you guys, but one of my favorite thing mall foods when I was a kid was cinnamon rolls–specifically cinnamon rolls from Cinnabon. Those giant fluffy pillows of bread smothered in thick, decadent cream cheese frosting made for a delicious treat to share with a friend (because we all know from LouisRead more

Japanese curry – revisited!

Happy October! 🎃 It’s only been a few days since October’s started but it’s already been quite busy for me. Can you believe it? It’s been a little over month now since I’ve made the move over to Colorado! I know you guys have only known me briefly, but I was born and raised aRead more

The Big Move, Pt 2: Salt Lake City to Denver

Day 2! I have never driven so far and so fast in my life. I definitely left a little too late this morning, but I arrived safe and sound in Denver just 10 minutes before the leasing office close. WHEW! Let’s go over the fun (or rather, not so fun) stuff from today. I arrived lastRead more

The Big Move, Pt. 1: Sac to Reno to Salt Lake City

Hi, guys! It’s been a while, I know! It’s officially been 1 week and 1 day since I’ve arrived safely in Denver, Colorado. So far, I love everything! It was quite an adventure driving from my hometown of Sunnyvale, CA all the way to Denver, CO–a total of almost 1300 miles! Let me tell you allRead more

Where am I now?!

If you haven’t already noticed (and I hope you have!), I’ve started organizing and adding more things to the blog. Slowly but surely, I’m hoping to have everything so you guys can see organized food and travel categories, which will show things from my adventures to recipes I’ve tried (both original and stuff I’ve foundRead more

Day 35 – Lobsters galore!

Day 35. The big day I’ve been waiting for this entire trip: the day I go to Lobster Fest. It’s also the last full day I get in Maine, so I knew I had to make it count. What better way than to go stuff my face with lobsters? Alas, a couple days before the event,Read more

Day 15 -The Beginnings of a NYC Food Tour

The Big Apple. The Concrete Jungle. Gotham. Out of all of my stops, New York City is the one place that makes sense to everyone (because everyone goes, ‘What? Why?’ when I mention Pittsburgh). Due to the higher price tag on Boston accommodations, my stay in NYC was going to be an extended 10 days insteadRead more

Day 14 – Last Day in Philly!

Last full day in Philly today! It’s been a blast, and I’ve been able to see so much cool stuff! So far, the ranking is 1. Philly, 2. Pittsburgh. Sorry, Pittsburgh! Philly just has more food, which is almost an automatic win in my book. Despite spending a lot of my time eating out (myRead more

Day 13 – Killer Philly Heat

Something I’ve noticed about myself is that I’m super ambitious early in the week, and as the week winds down, my schedule becomes less packed and much more chill. Either that or these heat has really slowed me down. Today was one of the hottest days I’ve experienced so far: 91F-95F. While that may notRead more