Xīn Nián Kuài Lè!

Happy Chinese New Year! This is literally one of my favorite holidays. I like to throw down a nice little meal every year. Despite my penchant for food and cooking, I’m no good without recipes, so here’s what I’m planning to make. Pre-marinated stir fry beef from H Mart. Store bought frozen dumplings of some […]

New York City – Beyond Broadway…

Ahhhh, New York. How do you even begin to review the city that never sleeps??? Here’s how. I’m sure many of you have been to Manhattan, but have you spent much time in the other boroughs? As I have discovered, while Manhattan is of course an endless treasure chest of good times and great eats, […]

Le Fat Made All My Dreams Come True

Maybe it’s because of my epic trip last year, but lately I am crushing hard on Vietnamese food. Usually in order to get the good stuff, you have to venture into an international part of town like Norcross or Buford Highway. Not that there’s anything wrong with that – I do it all the time. […]

La Mei Zi – Works for me!

It seems like as soon as I discover and fall in love with a restaurant in this town, it changes its menu or closes. I loved the Taiwanese TJ House in Duluth when I first tried it, but before I could even return for round two, I heard that they had changed their menu entirely […]

Ba Bellies – Norcross, Georgia

I’ve been hitting up Norcross hard lately. My latest stop was Ba Bellies near Peachtree Corners. Described as an Asian gastropub, and affiliated with the delicious Vietnamese restaurant, Nam Phuong, also in Norcross, it basically sounded like heaven on earth to me. However, they inexplicably only serve brunch on both Saturday and Sunday (instead of […]

My Favorite Things about Krog Street Market

I have always loved Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward for its historic, laid-back charm. With the addition of Krog Street Market, it’s only gotten better. While the market is a bit of a destination, it’s just small and quirky enough to fit into the neighborhood and add to its charm versus detract from it. A modern-day […]

Caffe Bene and Sweet Hut — Two Delicious Asian Treats

Lately I am living for Asian bakeries/cafes. There are two in particular that have my heart. Caffé Bene I first discovered Caffé Bene in Flushing, Queens. My husband and I stayed at a boutique hotel there over Thanksgiving last year and noticed that this place was abuzz even on a holiday. I got a massive […]

The Top 10 Things I Ate (and Drank) in 2015

Between attending the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, taking a spontaneous trip to Vietnam, and trying a bunch of new restaurants, 2015 was an epic food year for me (hence I had to hire a personal trainer in December). I really stuffed my face good, so it’s hard to pick just a few of the […]

10 Amazing Things About Vietnam

If you read my last post, you know that Vietnam was the most awesome place I have ever been. That post provides an overview of my trip, and lists the top 10 experiences I had on my tour. In this post, I continue to tout the virtues of Vietnam by recapping 10 more amazing things […]