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Vegetarian Japchae: Korean glass noodles

Vegetarian Japchae: Korean glass noodles

I first discovered Japchae ages ago at an all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ restaurant in Los Angeles. The side dish consisted of sweet potato “glass” noodles that were perfectly coated with soy sauce and sesame oil and tossed with an array of vegetables. I was hooked. I […]

Be Enchanted by Seville, Spain

Be Enchanted by Seville, Spain

When I visited Seville (or Sevilla), I was incredibly lucky that my friend Lorena, a true blue local, showed me around and gave me tips about the city. Seville is as unique as it is beautiful, with a colorful history spanning Roman rule, Muslim conquest […]

Malaysian Festive Leftovers Stew

Malaysian Festive Leftovers Stew

  Every Chinese-Malaysian or Singaporean Peranakan family has their own version of Kiam Chye Boey (translated to salted vegetable leftovers). It’s basically a stew with leftover meats boiled with salted mustard greens, other fresh vegetables and assam (tamarind), and it will be cooked after a […]

Chinese Roast Pork Belly

Chinese Roast Pork Belly

  I had to post this recipe ASAP because it’s just that good and so easy to make! Chinese roast pork belly is one of my favorite dishes to eat, but I always thought it was difficult to make. Crispy skin and succulent meat? How […]

Roasted Lemongrass Chicken Thighs

Roasted Lemongrass Chicken Thighs

This has become my go-to dish when I want a twist to the usual roast chicken recipes. It’s a culmination of Southeast Asian flavors such as lemongrass, fish sauce and soy sauce, with the sweetness of honey and a dash of tart lemon. Enjoy with […]

Spring into Anchorage

Spring into Anchorage

Late spring is the perfect time to travel, especially to places with colder climates like Alaska. The weather is starting to warm up, you’ll experience days that don’t get dark until after midnight, and hotel and car rental prices are much lower than in the peak […]

Thai Pumpkin & Chicken Curry

Thai Pumpkin & Chicken Curry

There’s something comforting about a hot steaming bowl of Thai curry when the weather gets cooler. These curries are loaded with sweet, salty, spicy and fresh flavors that ignite your taste buds. Pumpkin in particular adds a kick of natural sweetness and lots of nutrition […]

New Travel Articles on GPSmyCity App & Free Upgrade!

New Travel Articles on GPSmyCity App & Free Upgrade!

I’m excited to announce that two more of my articles will be featured in GPSmyCity, a travel app that turns your smartphone into a personal tour guide. These articles focus on the thing that is near and dear to my heart – food! Download my […]

Escape to Nature in Singapore: Bollywood Veggies

Escape to Nature in Singapore: Bollywood Veggies

There are many places to go to escape the hustle and bustle of a cosmopolitan city like Singapore. The city-state prides itself as a “clean and green city” with more than 300 parks for everyone to get in touch with nature. Travelers would be most […]

Roasted Turmeric Cauliflower

Roasted Turmeric Cauliflower

I have to confess, I’m not a huge cauliflower fan especially when it’s served raw or steamed without any other flavoring. However, a beachside café in Australia served up a roasted cauliflower dish that knocked my socks off! This may not be an exact recreation […]