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Radish Cake (Lo Bak Go)

Radish Cake (Lo Bak Go)

As a kid I actually hated radish cake, not because I’d ever eaten lobakgo (萝卜糕) but because I associated daikon with this thing that was bitter and spicy, not realizing that in the cooking process, all of that goes away. Anyways, glad I finally gave Read More

Where I tell my friends to eat when they visit San Francisco

Where I tell my friends to eat when they visit San Francisco

There’s a lot of great spots but these are the ones that I think are most memorable to someone visiting and/or unique SF-only food experiences! Everyday Spots: El Farolito: When I lived in New York, the first place I’d go from the airport was for Read More

Black Sticky Rice Pudding

Black Sticky Rice Pudding

Inspired by the dessert I had at Kedai Mekan a few weeks ago, this black sticky rice pudding reminds me of the sticky rice porridges my mom used to make for me as a kid, meets mango sticky rice. It’s topped with coconut cream and Read More

Strawberry Sandos

Strawberry Sandos

These Japanese-inspired strawberry sandos are just absolutely delightful and only require 4 ingredients! And who knew freshly whipped cream was SO good?? Peak strawberry seasons (read: now) is the perfect time to make these – you can also use other fruit like kiwi, oranges. I’ve Read More

5-Spice Braised Eggplant

5-Spice Braised Eggplant

July! Officially peak eggplant szn. Have never been a big eggplant girl but finally got around to learning how to eat it sometime in the last ~3 months. This is my go-to way for making eggplant at home. You can pan-fry or air-fry the eggplant Read More

7-Spice Slow-Cooker Braised Beef

7-Spice Slow-Cooker Braised Beef

This braised beef is perfect for assembling into baos or into scallion pancakes for beef rolls. It comes out of the slow cooker just ready to be pulled apart. Ingredients: ~1.25 pound beef shank, chuck roast would work to (you can also use a bigger Read More