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

Eggs Benedict with Roasted Peach and Garlic Sausage

It’s Mother’s Day weekend! If you haven’t already booked a brunch place for your mom, you’re probably out of luck. No worries though—I got your back! Make this lovely eggs Benedict breakfast for your mom and all will be forgiven. Brunch at restaurants are overrated and overpriced anyway 😉 I’m not sure if this isRead more

Roasted Peach and Garlic Pork Sausage

If you’ve ever wanted to be fancy and make your own sausage, this is your recipe! This recipe came about on whim, really. I found myself walking around the Los Altos farmers’ market on Thursday and came across some really pretty stone fruits—peaches, plums, and apricots. Since I make a lot of food choices accordingRead more

Pad Thai with Shrimp and Tofu

When I was re-watching Cutthroat Kitchen the other day during my usual Netflix food show binge, I came across an episode where the contestants had to make their best pad Thai. Seeing how simple the dish was (minus the 5 billion sabotages that some of the chefs had to go through), I thought, “Hey, maybe I shouldRead more

Mussels and Shrimp in Romesco Sauce

Earlier last week, I went to get some shell-on shrimp to try a pasta recipe I had in mind. I found myself over at Whole Foods, since the markets in my neighborhood are only open until the early evening, around 6PM or so. While scouring the seafood section for the shrimp I wanted, I saw thatRead more

Katsu curry

Ah, curry! Curry is definitely one of my favorite foods due to the numerous variations—Indian curry, Thai curry, Vietnamese curry, Burmese curry, Hmong curry… you name it! There’s thinner, soupier curries, and there’s thicker, heartier curries. There’s curry you eat with rice or noodles and there’s curry you can dip your fries in (or chips,Read more