Leftover turkey ideas: turkey pho!

It’s been 3 days since Thanksgiving, but do you find that you still can’t get rid of your turkey? I was joking with some friends that it’s never ending–for every slice you eat, it feels like two more pop up in its place. It’s baffling! After being injected with cream and butter for several daysRead more

Turkey leftover ideas: Vietnamese bì cuốn!

Happy (belated) Thanksgiving! Sorry I’ve been lax about posting! The holiday weekend has given me a bit of free time, so I’m back with another recipe! Hope you guys had a wonderful holiday stuffed (heh) with lots of turkey, potatoes, green beans, and copious amounts of gravy. I’m flying home in a couple weeks, so I figuredRead more

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

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

Day 12 – Rainy day at the Haunted (?) Penitentiary

Today was a lazy day. I feel like I say that a lot. Do I say that a lot? Anyway, today was a lazy day because I didn’t have too much planned. I wanted to take a break from all the eating because as much as I love food, there’s only so much I canRead more