Thịt Kho Trứng (Caramel Braised Pork with Eggs)

This is what home tastes like. Every Asian household has a special caramelized pork recipe, and this is what I grew up with: Thit Kho, pork belly lovingly braised in coconut water. This dish is best enjoyed with copious amounts of rice, and trust me, just one whiff of this fragrant dish and you’ll be…

Bò Kho (Vietnamese Beef Stew)

Be prepared for one of the richest broths you can meet: Bò kho, aka Vietnamese Beef Stew! Perfect for soaking up a warm Vietnamese baguette, noodle or even fluffy jasmine rice. But I’ll always reach for a banh mi! The beef in this dish is very versatile and so easy to make. I used short…

Grilled Pork on Noodles (Thịt Heo Nướng)

If there’s any excuse to eat copious amounts of fish sauce dip, I’ll be there. Vermicelli rice noodles are just a vehicle for it. The star ingredient to a good vermicelli bowl is a well marinated meat to go with it – today’s pick is lemongrass marinated pork shoulder. I can’t tell you how many…

Onigiri Jasmine Rice (3 Fillings)

Making rice even tastier, with onigiri! Onigiri is a popular three-bite snack in Japan; iconically seen as triangular-shaped rice balls embellished with a rectangular seaweed strip. The onigiri is stuffed with savoury fillings. The rice ball can be seared, rolled in sesame or finished with seaweed. I created three varieties of this recipe using U.S.-grown…

Meet Your Next Brunch Spot: Carbon Bar on Queen East

As an iconic Canadian must, every brunch must begin with a caesar — it just tastes better that way! Carbon Bar, the spot on Queen East iconically known for their southern-style BBQ takes a whole unique approach on brunch food and drink-wise, spiking caesars with your choice of tequila, gin or vodka, then adorning it…

It’s the Feta Culture — Favourites Of 10-Courses W/ Krinos Feta

Experiencing the #KrinosFetaCulture I love feta, and it’s crumbly, milky and salty texture. But, I didn’t know the bounds of feta beyond the good ol’ Greek salad. To this, I was thrilled to be joining in on an evening with Krinos, where I learned about the beauty of feta cheese and all of it’s possible…

A Comic-themed Speakeasy in Yorkville: Figures Toronto

There’s a new restaurant in town, a comic-themed speakeasy. It’s a first in Toronto, a restaurant that combines superheroes and nostalgic cartoons into a bar. A playground for the eyes as we gander at the gigantic neon pac man in the ceiling. Welcome to Yorkville, Figures! The first sight is a wall pasted of comics…