eat. drink. travel. blog.

Recipes

Sandy’s Pipikaula-ish Ribs

Sandy’s Pipikaula-ish Ribs

If you’ve been to Honolulu, it’s very possible that you’ve eaten at Helena’s. The first time I ate there was over a decade ago before they renovated and expanded. I wasn’t quite sure what the hub bub was going to be about – all Hawaiian […]

Butterfly Pea Cheesecake

Butterfly Pea Cheesecake

Fall and winter are my favorite seasons, but dangnabit, it still feels very much like summer in San Francisco. I have sweaters and boots ready to go once it gets cooler. I’ll have to settle on my summer dresses and shorts for a few more […]

Fig and Cheese Custard Tart

Fig and Cheese Custard Tart

So the husband said this is by far the best tart crust I have ever made. I’m flattered, and also a bit sad because I’ve made SO MANY TARTS BEFORE. He told me this has been the flakiest crust I’ve made. And quite honestly, it […]

Matcha Butter

Matcha Butter

I’ve always wanted to make my own butter, and I’m so sad I didn’t start sooner. It was so easy and the final product was super soft and creamy. I didn’t even need to use any special tools or equipment. All I used was an […]

Cured Salmon with Lemon

Cured Salmon with Lemon

I love my cured salmon. I eat my weight in salmon when I’m in NYC at Russ & Daughters. Often at grocery stores, you can only find smoked salmon. But that’s not the same. I was binging on The Chef’s Line on Netflix and one […]

Corn Chowder

Corn Chowder

I love September. I’ve always been a fall and winter kind of girl, but these next three months are my favorite of the year. September is one of the best times in the season for produce. We still have the amazing summer produce but the […]

Matchazuke with Sous-Vide Salmon

Matchazuke with Sous-Vide Salmon

The first time I had chazuke, I hated it (lol). I had it in the States and the restaurant used hot water over the rice, which is how the dish was originally served when it was created. I thought it was so bland. However, I […]

Dutch Baby

Dutch Baby

Not many people know this, but the perfect weekend brunch can be made at home with just a handful of ingredients you already have in the fridge. All it takes is less than an hour of your morning to make this. Let’s be honest, that’s […]

Matcha Latte

Matcha Latte

Hindsight is always 20/20 and luckily I foresaw the future and prepped appropriately 😉If you’ve been following my Instagram stories this weekend, you know I was at Outside Lands eating all of the food (and also volunteering at a food booth). I took today off […]

Ube Cream Pie

Ube Cream Pie

Ube is having its moment right now. It’s been popular in Asian cuisine for a long time but currently trending as a popular flavor. No complaints from me since I love ube. Even Trader Joe’s has jumped on the band wagon with their ube ice […]