Yaki Onigiri

These yaki onigiri are delicious plain, since the rice is already seasoned, and the crispy crunchy rice bits are the stars anyways. #japanese #asian #rice

these yaki onigiri, or crispy pan-fried japanese rice balls, are so tasty that you (almost) don’t need to eat them with anything else. this post (originally posted in march 2016) was refreshed with new pictures. are you obsessed with dolsot bibimbap (the korean dish with crispy rice, sesame-flavored veggies and toppings, and spicy/sweet gochujang sauce)? […]

Somen Salad

Somen salad is one of those things that's perfect if you make a few hours ahead. The noodles start to soak up some of the salty/sweet/nutty dressing, and get super flavorful. #somensalad #pastasalad #fishcake #potluck

i think of somen salad as the hawaiian x japanese version of pasta salad. it’s hawaiian in some ways too, but mac salad screams hawaiian more than somen salad. anyways, i tend to associate pasta salad with summers (and leftovers lol), so it felt like a good time to give this post, originally published in […]

No Mai Fan

No mai fan, or Chinese sticky rice, is a dim sum staple and major comfort food. #nomaifan #chinesestickyrice #chinese

saghar of lab noon sent out a call for a virtual midsummer potluck for peace, and i was on board 3409%. i don’t feel as fragile now as i did back in november, in a post-election haze. you know, when my already tear-y instincts were heightened to the point where i almost started bawling in […]

Baba Ghanoush

Baba ghanoush, the quintessential Mediterranean dip, features smoky eggplant, nutty tahini, and fruity olive oil. It's perfect for any appetizer.

food is such a personal thing. do you like your brownies cakey or fudgey? your hamburgers well-done or raw? your sweet red bean soup with orange peel or without? (okay, that last one is probably not something you think about on a regular basis, but if you do, hmu. let’s have a red bean soup […]