A taste of Japan: Kikunoi Ryotei

Two years ago, I had the pleasure of dining at Kikunoi in Akasaka. The two Michelin star restaurant absolutely blew me away. Every other Michelin star restaurant I…

A taste of Japan: Osaka

Second to Tokyo, Osaka may be the second well known city in Japan. The commercial center has an astonishing 19 million citizens roaming the streets; don’t be surprised…

Miso Salmon with Ikura and Mushroom Rice

Miso Salmon. Ikura. Mushroom rice. This may be one of my new favorite dishes so far. While browsing through Instagram the other day, I came across a picture…

Brown Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Sticky Pecan Topping

The older I get, the faster time seems to pass by. As work continues to take over my life, I live week by week, planning only as far…

Chili Garlic Basil Fried Crab

It wasn’t until I graduated culinary school and started my first restaurant job that I discovered soft shell crabs. People were going crazy over these crustaceans and I…

Mexican Carnitas Tortas

These past two months have probably been the busiest months during the whole year. After almost one year, my second business as a school lunch meal delivery program…

Strawberry Rosewater Tiramisu

Every kid has their favorites, favorite movie, favorite book, favorite TV show . I don’t recall a lot of my favorite things when I was young but I…

Lemon Basil Mascarpone Fettuccine with Shrimp

The other day I was watching an episode of Masters of None where Aziz Ansari was making fresh carbonara. Now I’m not a huge fan of creamy pastas,…

Greek Chicken Pita Wraps

The first time I had a Mediterranean chicken wrap, I was blown away. Roasted chicken wrapped in a warm pita topped with garlic sauce, hummus, and pickled onions…

Goat Cheese, Chive and Smoked Salmon Dutch Baby

The biggest problem I have when I go out to brunch is deciding what to order. I love my savory egg dishes, but I also crave a bowl of…

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