Do you ever have one of those days where you walk into your kitchen, look in your pantry/fridge, and wonder what you can make that will use all your odds and ends while still being edible? This meal stemmed from one of those days. I picked through my veggies and put random combinations into google […]Read more "Quick Post: Thai Long Bean, Tomato, and Cucumber Salad"
One of my favorite things in the world to do is to go grocery shopping. Probably not much of a surprise seeing as how I’m obsessed with food and all but whatever, it’s my favsies. I always try to go for groceries at LEAST once a week because there are always sweet new weekly bargains […]Read more "Gone Fishin: Black Bean Whole Trout"
As I grew up and my exposure to Burmese food increased, I discovered that salads are a fundamental part of Burmese cuisine. There’s tea leaf salad, rice salad, ginger salad, and so on and so forth. Many of them are mixed by hand and include fish sauce, oil, and a variety of aromatics. Some of […]Read more "Burmese Days: Gin Thoke (Ginger Salad)"
While I was home in California neglecting you all, I made a variety of delicious Burmese dishes that I want to share with you now. Burmese food can seem a bit involved but it is delicious and worth any extra effort it may require. My mom is burmese and she has seven brothers and sisters. […]Read more "Burmese Days: Ohn no khao swè (Coconut Chicken Noodle Soup)"
To get home to Berkeley by the 11th (and my dad’s 50th bday party) I had to switch around an exam and schedule my flight for about 24 hrs after my last exam. As you can imagine this left very little time for goodbyes, cooking, and life in general. Still, I wanted a chance to […]Read more "Simply Lovely: Hot Apple Cider"
I’m baaaaaaaaaack. These past four days have probably been the longest, worstest, and blog-less this year. Back to back papers, sub-zero temperatures, and a cold that has lingered far too long almost did me in. BUT I survived by clinging to the light at the end of the tunnel. “Once I finish this paper and […]Read more "Prodigal Chef: Mulligatawny Soup"
I like to eat. We know that, right? Cool. I’ve always liked eating and for a long time I was only really interested in how food got from the grocery store to my house and eventually into my mouth. In the past few years however, my interest has extended beyond consumption and into production. It […]Read more "Two Timing: Roasted Squash and Kabocha Ginger Cake"