Thai iced tea

Who else absolutely has to get Thai iced tea every time you go out for Thai food? I LOVE Thai iced tea! But did you know – because I certainly did not – that Thai iced tea is not actually very Thai? Apparently tea didn’t even make it to Thailand as a common drink until

Homemade Boba

Where all my boba lovers at? We LOVE boba. Pre-pandemic, every time we’d need to run errands, or visit the in-laws… OH LOOK there’s a boba shop on the way, guess we should stop for boba. Obviously there are a lot of big things I miss from before Covid, like family, and traveling… but the

Spinach and Chickpeas

It was on an art walk, the first time I ever saw an aerial arts studio. A couple of months later, I came across a Groupon deal for the same studio and thought… huh. This might be fun. I’m ordinarily not the kind of person to dive headfirst into unfamiliar things, so I don’t know

Mumallaengi-muchim (seasoned dried radish strips)

I never much cared for the circus, as a kid. My parents took us to see the Ringling Brothers once or twice, but… it just wasn’t really my thing. I’d much rather see ice skating or ballet or musicals… those were more my style. But the first time I saw Cirque du Soleil… I was

Tortilla Pizza

Sitting on a bench outside our local library, watching the clouds go by, we pondered on regrets. So many people, at the end of their lives, talk about how they regret not living their lives more. My dad, when he was sick before he passed away, told me he regretted that he didn’t travel more

Beet Tostadas

Did any of you – particularly those of you who live in drier climates – ever carry around a coin to diffuse static charges? This is something I always associated with my grandparents on my dad’s side. This wasn’t usually an issue in Southern California, where I grew up, but they live in a desert

Slow cooker “Vietnamese” chicken and bok choy

I grew up in Southern California, so I had a lot of friends who were fluent in both English and Spanish. I always thought being multilingual was the coolest thing ever! But… I am very bad at languages. In my GATE class in 5th grade, we had a section where we were learning French. I

Spicy Shrimp Inari Sushi

What is your favorite kind of sushi? I think when most people ask this, they often mean sashimi, and are expecting to get a response like tuna or salmon. But if you ask me, my favorite type of sushi is inari sushi. Sweet fried soybean curd pockets, filled with sushi rice. It’s often known as

Curry Beef

I know it’s completely impractical and there are lots of things I wouldn’t want on film, but. Sometimes, I wish there were a way to magically have video recordings of any point in your life. I’m sure a lot of people would love this for sentimental reasons, or to prove something happened, but… Y’all, I