New San Diego Magazine Post

Hi all. For those interested, I have a new post for the Sweet Tooth section of San Diego Magazine, recommending some sweet Hawaiian treats from Lappert’s Ice cream. You can read the full post...

Sushi Ninjas

If you love sushi and you love a good bargain, check out Sushi Ninjas. Sushi Ninjas is a new food truck that recently debuted in San Diego. While I’ve been turned off by food...

Pumpkin cakes with Nutella filling

Can you believe it’s October already? It really snuck up on me. I hurried to the supermarket this weekend to buy some pumpkin puree to get started on some fall baking. First up, these...

Pineapple cakes and other goodies from Taiwan

I always have to save a lot of room in my suitcase for snacks from Taiwan on my trip back. The prohibition on meat and fruits and vegetables limit my options greatly, but I...

Chocolate Mug Cake

As I settle back into reality, I’ve been trying to take things easy in order to maintain the relaxation glow from vacation for as long as possible. I originally wanted to make another dessert,...

Soup Dumplings (Xiao Long Bao) in Taiwan

Soup dumplings (called Xiao Long Bao) are quite popular in Taiwan. Thin skinned dumplings are filled with pork and steamed. When they are steamed, they produce a lot of broth, causing a juicy morsel...

Bacon Chive Puffs

Jetlag from my vacation has left me pretty tired the last few days. I haven’t had much energy for cooking, but the other night, I mustered enough energy to make these puffs since they...

SD Mag Post on Bibimbap

Hello everyone. A new post I wrote for San Diego Magazine on Bibimbap and banchan came out today. You can read it in full here.

Various chip flavors from Taiwan

I’m back! Though you may not have even realized I left since I had a semi-regular post schedule going. Anyhow, I’m slowly trying to catch up on life again after two weeks of vacation....

Sargento Cheese

As part of the Foodbuzz publisher program, I recently was selected to sample Sargento’s Natural Cheese slices and see how they compare with processed cheeses. We were given a $25 giftcard to buy a...