A fav noodle joint in my ‘hood changed (recipe or chef) and it’s became inedible. So I decided to recreate their beef soup and made my own beef balls. Close.

A fav noodle joint in my ‘hood changed (recipe or chef) and it’s became inedible. So I decided to recreate their beef soup and made my own beef balls. Close.

What to do with left over paella? Add green tea and turn it into a paella ochazuki!

What to do with left over paella? Add green tea and turn it into a paella ochazuki!

Pickled grapes with cinnamon and mustard seeds.

Pickled grapes with cinnamon and mustard seeds.

Spent thanksgiving in Austin with my family.  Turkey (thanks Hai!)  and fried chicken (thanks Johnn!) completed our festive meal. (oh yeah and mom showed up with her spring rolls.)

Spent thanksgiving in Austin with my family. Turkey (thanks Hai!) and fried chicken (thanks Johnn!) completed our festive meal. (oh yeah and mom showed up with her spring rolls.)

Just in case there’s a herb shortage this winter: pineapple mint, parsley, rau ram, cilantro, sage, rosemarry, & thyme.

Just in case there’s a herb shortage this winter: pineapple mint, parsley, rau ram, cilantro, sage, rosemarry, & thyme.

Inspired by a recent trip to Maine where I had popovers for the first time. Aren’t they tall and handsome?

Inspired by a recent trip to Maine where I had popovers for the first time. Aren’t they tall and handsome?

Cassava bars w. almond crumbs. A simple desert made w. just three ingredients: grated cassava, condensed milk, & coconut milk. The almond adds texture but not necessary.

Cassava bars w. almond crumbs. A simple desert made w. just three ingredients: grated cassava, condensed milk, & coconut milk. The almond adds texture but not necessary.

Le Bernardin | Midtown

Slow poached egg w. caviar. Got so excited and snapped before they pour the sauce on. Egg, caviar, butter; what’s there to complain about?

Le Bernardin | Midtown

Slow poached egg w. caviar. Got so excited and snapped before they pour the sauce on. Egg, caviar, butter; what’s there to complain about?

Hide-Chan | Midtown

Another new ramen kid on the block. Pork cheek tonkatsu; cleaner flavor but still can’t beat Ippudo.

Hide-Chan | Midtown

Another new ramen kid on the block. Pork cheek tonkatsu; cleaner flavor but still can’t beat Ippudo.

Making mango popsicles at home.

Making mango popsicles at home.

Butter pecan and root beer ice cream at Blue Marble in Brooklyn.

Butter pecan and root beer ice cream at Blue Marble in Brooklyn.

Made dinner for a friend tonight and no pictures in the haste of things. But the biggest discovery was: sea urchin + mushroom + pasta = heaven.

Made dinner for a friend tonight and no pictures in the haste of things. But the biggest discovery was: sea urchin + mushroom + pasta = heaven.

These okra and shrimp beignets were inspired by our trip to Charleston back in March. So easy and dellicious.

These okra and shrimp beignets were inspired by our trip to Charleston back in March. So easy and dellicious.

The subject of our 8-hr drive to Toronto. If you don’t know what it, you’re missing out on the world’s tastest fruit- mangosteen.

The subject of our 8-hr drive to Toronto. If you don’t know what it, you’re missing out on the world’s tastest fruit- mangosteen.

Lobster dumpling at Lai Wah Heen in Toronto, almost too adorable to eat.

Lobster dumpling at Lai Wah Heen in Toronto, almost too adorable to eat.