Vietnam

  I LOVE Vietnamese food, more specifically, Southeast Asian food (Vietnamese, Thai, and Cambodian). These dishes are always bursting with flavor and the use of aromatics/spices are limitless. I was born in Vietnam and came to the U.S. at the age of 5. Since then, I have visited the motherland 3 times, the latest time…

Barcelona- Galician Octopus with potatoes (Pulpo a la gallega)

Ohhhhh Barcelona!! this should have been the first post but its been difficult for me to write. Maybe because I have so much to say, maybe because I don’t even know what dish to start off with since I loved all of them, my thoughts are everywhere. All I know is this trip is dear…

Hawaii- Garlic Butter Shrimp

As gorgeous as pictures of Hawaii are, it’s probably even better in person. Everywhere you go, you’re surrounded by mountains of lush trees and plants, with beautiful beaches stretching for miles and miles. Each coast has something different to offer- North Shore is known as surfer’s paradise with its enormous waves, South Shore (Honolulu) is…

Puerto Rico- Sofrito Chicken with Stewed Beans and Tostones

This is a super simple meal but left a lasting impression on me. This day started off with hiking through the El Yunque forest in Puerto Rico, then rappelling off a 50 foot cliff, and finishing off with zip lining over breathtaking views of the mountains. The excursion concluded not with a restaurant styled meal…