• A Tasty Miami Craft Brewery

    A Tasty Miami Craft Brewery

    Visit this locally owned and small-batch craft brewery a quick ride from the Miami Airport.

  • Cocktails for End-of-Summer Sipping

    Cocktails for End-of-Summer Sipping

    Welcome the new season with three cocktails made from Noble Oak’s double-oak matured whiskies. They remain refreshing for the last few days of summer but are hearty for when the thermometer starts to drop.

  • Where to go for a good bowl of ramen

    Where to go for a good bowl of ramen

    Four addresses, spanning three continents, where you should go for a comforting bowl of ramen

  • Cherry Julep

    Cherry Julep

    If you need a cocktail that’s as refreshing as it gets, look no further than a cherry julep. This interpretation takes the already-delicious mint julep and adds the tart flavor of cherries.

  • Lobster Bisque with Shrimp and Crispy Prosciutto

    Lobster Bisque with Shrimp and Crispy Prosciutto

    One of the best things about summer—and this is a big deal considering I have constantly voiced out how it’s my least favorite season—is that lobsters are wonderfully cheap. My local grocery store has been running a $6/pound promo on these delicious crustaceans for a few weeks now, so I snapped up the chance to…

  • Real Simple Treat: Mango with Sticky Rice

    Real Simple Treat: Mango with Sticky Rice

    This mainstay of Thai restaurants is surprisingly easy to make—most especially during the hot summer months. This recipe serves six as a dessert, but it’s not uncommon in my household to have this on its own, eaten with child-like joy.

  • Katsudon


    Happy 2021! For Christmas last year, I bought for myself an Oyakonabe (親子鍋, lit. parent and child pan) so that I can cook oyakodons and katsudons authentically. But by all means, any small pan will do.

  • Shrimp in Saffron Cream

    Shrimp in Saffron Cream

    This one came about one day when I had a hankering for paella but did not have the time nor most of the ingredients to make it. (Basically, I didn’t have the rice.) I was really in the mood for a saffron-scented, admittedly indulgent dinner, so I whipped this up. Who knew that it would…

  • Saltimbocca


    This dish reminds me of many trips to the region of Ticino, in the south of Switzerland. I’d get on the car from Germany and make the three-hour drive just to enjoy lazy days by Lago Maggiore.

  • (Cheater’s) Coq au Vin

    (Cheater’s) Coq au Vin

    This dish is literally me going through every nook and cranny of my fridge, trying to find something to make for dinner. It’s a loose interpretation of a Coq au Vin, but with normal people ingredients (for one, I don’t know where I can buy a rooster) and very lazy cooking techniques.

  • Boodle Fight: A Filipino Feast

    Boodle Fight: A Filipino Feast

    For many Filipinos, nothing brings people together than a shared dinner with plentiful portions of food.

  • India by way of Great Britain: Chicken Tikka Masala

    India by way of Great Britain: Chicken Tikka Masala

    Chicken Tikka Masala is said to have been invented in a British kitchen—the chef mixing tomato soup, spices typical of Indian cooking, with some cooked chicken pieces. Those who ate the dish loved it, and the rest is history.

  • An Exercise in Simplicity — Mori Soba

    An Exercise in Simplicity — Mori Soba

    Who knew the simplest dishes to prepare can be the most satisfying? Cold buckwheat noodles with a sweet-salty dipping sauce (tsuketsuyu) hit just the right spots. Although it’s best enjoyed in Japan, you can make them at home and let the taste transport you to the Land of the Rising Sun.

  • Have Carbonara, Will Travel

    Have Carbonara, Will Travel

    At all of the Airbnbs and VRBOs that I’ve been to, I always make sure to buy a few eggs, the local bacon (guanciale, pancetta, or just plain rashers), Pecorino Romano, and spaghetti. Whenever I feel like not eating out, I whip up a dish of Carbonara—and all is well.