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A Bite Out of Thailand: Shopping in Bangkok

Whenever I travel, half the time is spent visiting tourist sights while the other half is spent shopping and eating. Shopping in Bangkok is a must when visiting…

A Bite Out of Thailand: Bangkok Highlights

After seeing pictures of beautiful islands in Thailand and amazing sights in Bangkok, I decided I had to visit this country sometime soon. Fast forward 14 months of…

A Taste of Japan: Exploring Osaka

During my two visits to Japan, I’ve only stayed in Osaka for a short period of time. That meant I had to carefully select my activities when exploring…

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…