Monday, November 4, 2013


I know I said that I would update this blog--like, every single day--but the combination of new time zones, sleep deprivation, and over-zealous travel plans made the idea of doing anything else but being in full-on travel mode a chore. So these are actually just my food photos from Singapore, but I've already moved on from there and blasted through two days in Yogyakarta (Central Java in Indonesia) and am finishing up my leg in SE Asia with eight days in Bali. I'm going to have to play catch up in the upcoming posts about everything else, so bear with me as I work backwards. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Sometimes, when I become extremely disillusioned by the general pollution/smog/dust that I live in and start to fight the urge to t-bone every single car taking an unprotected left turn, I feel like God is telling me that living in LA is not very good for my health (especially when I start to eerily objectify pedestrians in my car on a point-based system that usually has some macabre and violent format to it). Dire times like these usually make for a quick exit to another city, but it also helps if you have friends in high places. My friend Will graciously invited me for an all-expense paid weekend at the Oceana Santa Barbara, and me being asian and loving all things free, I threw myself at the opportunity to get out of my zip code and into beach town bliss.

Saturday, March 23, 2013


I've been long blessed here in Los Angeles by all the glories of amazing Mexican food that makes me want to jump for joy. However, despite the prevalence of this genre in the LA food scene, you can still make me do anything for carne asada. I'm probably addicted to El Taurino. I used to eat King Taco for lunch, every day

Anywho, I decided to take my addiction a step further and have a small get together at home with a little help from my friends. We had grilled carne asada, lime-cilantro-red onion-garlic-marinated grilled chicken over a bed of roasted bell peppers, and a DIY station for your choice of sope, torta, or burrito. Oh and we had helotes. "Gimme somma dat corn!" ... (psssst Nacho Libre)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Hello. I've been dead for the past few months, but with good reason. Kinda. I'm resurrecting myself in the form of this calorie-laden piece of pumpkin bread.

Saturday, January 7, 2012


Stopped by this diner-on-culinary-steroids with a friend during the holidays in a little cozy nook of Seattle's most flamboyant district--Capitol Hill. The food was comforting, coaxing you with familiar flavors and scents that waned of memories past. But what made this lil homeskillet stand out was all the random bits of surprises thrown into the mix, like the combo of fresh kale and fried chicken, or the orange zest and sage in the gravy for the sausage and biscuits.

Two words to describe Skillet Diner: Inspired simplicity. I dig it.

{ s k i l l e t  d i n e r }
1400 e. union
seattle, wa 98122


Thursday, December 1, 2011


I've been sitting here for the past hour, trying to regurgitate some fancy-gold leaf-saffron-carrageenan-gel-topped words to express the gastronomical orgasm that was Animal, but to no avail. In a really lengthy sentence, Animal was the execution of pure culinary gumption--it fused the elements of comfort food with an inventive flair, taking each dish to an unpretentious yet exorbitant level of taste and texture.

I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. 

435 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 782-9225

{ Hamachi Tostada, herbs, fish sauce vinaigrette, peanuts }
{ Barbeque pork belly sandwiches, slaw }
{ Marrow bone, chimichurri, caramelized onions }


Thursday, November 17, 2011


I'm just a tad obsessed with this woman. Just a tad. 

Okay, I admit it's borderline-lesbo, but how can you not meander across those lines when she looks this amazing? She's saying au revoir to Marie Claire as the Style & Accessories Director (Kyle Anderson has some huge yet sexy ass shoes to fill) to be the artistic director for the retail site Moda Operandi; how Marie Claire managed to royally fuck up and have this fiery beauty leave her post in all her street-style glory is beyond me, but I'm so excited to see what's to come from this Sartorial Goddess. 


p.s. I am the newest addition to HYPEBEAST. Woo. Thanks John
Hopefully I'll be able to confabulate some legit posts without embarrassing myself. 
Highly unlikely, but check it out.