Mango Pomelo Sago Recipe

A white bowl filled with pale yellow mango coconut smoothie topped with mango and pomelo chunks.

This mango pomelo sago is a fairly easy Chinese dessert to make, unlike some of the astounding pandemic bakes I’ve been seeing (Kinako chiffon roll cakes filled with red bean, whipped cream and mochi??? Strawberry genmaicha cream puffs?? Feed me please). You boil some chewy, bouncy sago and stir them into a mango coconut smoothie, […]

Watermelon Matcha

In the mood for something cold, fruity and colorful? Here's a watermelon matcha. #watermelon #matcha #greentea #nonalcoholic

this watermelon matcha is perfect for hot summer afternoons, when you need a caffeine nudge and plenty of fruity refreshment. we were spoiled at work last year, and got summer fridays for 3 1/2 months. we were blissfully off at 2pm every friday from memorial day until labor day, free to soak up extra summer […]

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)? […]

Yaki Manju

This flaky Japanese pastry known as yaki manju can be filled with sweet red bean, lima bean, sweet potato, etc. #japanese #hawaiian #yakimanju #manju #redbean

this post for yaki manju was originally posted in jan 2014! it’s been updated with some new pictures and new recipe copy. yaki manju is one of those desserts that might be an acquired taste for some. it has beans, and yes, it’s a dessert. however, it’s still pretty tame, and i’d recommend it for anyone […]

Coconut, Blueberry and Five Spice Popsicles with Sesame Seeds

We're celebrating #popsicleweek with these coconut, blueberry and five spice popsicles with sesame seeds! #coconutmilk #blueberries #fivespice #blacksesameseeds #popsicles

happy popsicle week!!! it’s been a little over 30 hours since graduation, which is still weird and surreal to think about. so, we’re going to distract ourselves by packing for a basic-for-others-but-exciting-for-me trip and with allllll the coconut, blueberry and five spice popsicles with sesame seeds. instead of coconut, blueberry and five spice popsicles with sesame seeds, […]