geoduck clam | mango slaw

I can’t believe its been over a year since my last post! Nevertheless, with all this extra time I have this summer, I can’t help but to relive my days before medical school. In this post, I will try to make it short and sweet. Recently, as I exploring the jungle that is asian supermarkets, […]

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Miso Duck | Taro Purée

After an eight month hiatus, I am finally back to writing new posts. It has been so long since my last one that I think I am almost forgetting how to do these…. almost. As you can already tell, I redesigned the site a bit after taking in some feedback from everyone.  The general consensus was […]

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Brie Crostini | Apple Compote

So with this third post in the span of 1 week, I am officially back on track of posting at least once a month. To commemorate such momentous occasion, this post will not only be another appetizer that is easy to make, but also be VEGETARIAN. Something that people keep requesting of me, this dish […]

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Uni | Sea Urchin

Hey Y’all! After a three month hiatus, I’m finally back to writing new posts! To kick things off, I’m starting a new two part series called: Cooking Without Cooking. As the title implies, the dishes I create are simply done  by assembling ingredients together. In an effort to make cooking more accessible to everyone, these […]

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Maitake Gnocchi | Lobster Sauté

First things first, happy new year everybody! I hope y’all had a wonderful holidays with your families. To kick off the new year, I decided to make something inspired from a weekend excursion to SF. After impulsively buying a maitake mushroom  from the farmer’s market by the ferry building, I put on my thinking cap […]

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Pumpkin Creme | Puff Pastry

After a month long hiatus, I am glad to be back again! and on a special day I might add. Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the birth of this very blog.  How do i know? well, wordpress reminded me. Thank you wordpress. Over this past year, I would like to thank all my […]

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Fried Cod + Mango Salsa

So I’ve been pretty busy with applications lately, so I have to make this post short and sweet (no pun intended)! This awesome dish consists of a tempura fried fish with a mango salsa and cucumber aioli. Super fresh, super dlish. It’s kinda of like a fusion of cuisines from all over the world, which […]

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Back to Basics III: Nuts

Welcome to the final post of the Back to the Basics trilogy! For this last post of this special series, I decided to go with a nice and easy snack that goes well with beer. Especially on a nice hot summer day, what else is better than a nice cool beer with some flavorful crunchy […]

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Back to the Basics II: Purées

It’s that dreaded phase in everyone’s life, the one in which a person comes of age and passes on into adulthood.  No, I’m not talking about puberty. It’s wisdom teeth!  The 1 hour of painless euphoria followed by weeks of painful misery is a part of everyone’s life that no one forgets.  Unfortunately for me, […]

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Back to the Basics: Egg

Hey Y’all! It’s been more than month since my last post, but I’m back! Been quite busy these last few weeks, but I hope you’re all egg-cited for my newest post… about eggs!  I’m starting this new series called Back to the Basics, in which I will take a relatively simple ingredient and make it […]

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Pommes Frites

So…  I realized today that’s it’s been a month since my last post in February.  My apologies!  Been a bit busy I guess. Anywho, this week’s post is an appetizer inspired by a dish I had in Berkeley on Friday.  After my ambulance externship with Berkeley Fire, I met up with a friend to try […]

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Apple Pie

If you can’t tell from the pictures already, I am a Niners fan (although my friends will probably tell you otherwise that I’m a bandwagon fan…  i like to think of myself as a… normal fan).  If you were one of the 108.4 million viewers this past weekend of the Sup… I mean Harbowl, then […]

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Lemongrass Lamb Chop

When someone mentions cooking lamb, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?  More than half the time, the words it is associated with are “difficult, exotic, gamy, or tough.”  Trust me, I did a google search with words “cooking lamb” and those were first 4 adjectives I could find.  Although it may be true […]

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Rendering Duck Fat

As a Bay Area native and a Cal Bear, it is no surprise that I usually have nothing good to say about ducks.  Whether it’s watching the Oregon Ducks run the ball down our throats during a football game or the Anaheim Ducks upset the Sharks during the playoff, I am constantly tormented by the […]

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Pan Fried Asian Dumplings

♫ I’ve got two tickets to paradise, Won’t you pack your bags, we’ll leave tonight ♫  Although I am obviously no Eddie Money, let’s journey down the Silk Road and travel East to recreate one of Asia’s most easily recognizable delicacies.  Known as jiazi (餃子) in China, gyōza (ギョーザ) in Japan,  mandu (만두)  in Korea, […]

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Pork Chop | Mint Aioli

What does Homer Simpson and Curtis Payne (Tyler Perry’s House of Payne) have in common? They both list pork chops as their favorite dish! Although I know this is a lame intro to begin a post about pork chops, this pork chop recipe has nothing lame about it.  A synthesis of a variety of flavors […]

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Shrimp Marinara

Do you love bacon? Do you dream of bacon everyday? Do you have a disregard for clogged arteries? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you are going to enjoy today’s post.  After recuperating from my post-thanksgiving food coma, I went up to Berkeley this weekend to cook with some friends.  I […]

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11/22 Crème Brûlée

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I know most people were probably expecting a turkey recipe or something in honor of today’s festivities.  However, I decided to go on the nontraditional route and make a dessert dish instead (mainly because my dad took over cooking the turkey).  Fun fact though, this is my first dessert dish I have […]

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11/13 Pumpkin Soup

Hey Everybody! Now that November’s in full swing, I wanted to create autumn inspired comfort food that is both flavorful and quick to make.  The first thing that comes to my mind was pumpkin and the next thing was soup. I went to this place in Berkeley called The Melt when I was visiting campus […]

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