Taste of Home: Ginataang Manok with Jade Rice

I’ve been craving Filipino food lately, partially because I miss my parents, and partially because I see dishes I ate in my childhood splashed across videos and blogs everywhere. So I decided to branch out at make something I’ve never made before (and don’t remember tasting), because it’s rare that I see this dish amongst […]

Learning Kitchen: Ramen 100% from Scratch

There’s something really satisfying about making food from scratch, more so when the food you’re making is also a restaurant favorite. Magneto says the ramen we’ve been eating in restaurants this whole time pale in comparison to last night’s homemade five-protein ramen explosion – and, aside from my not boiling the soft-boiled eggs long enough, […]

Special Event: LP & EP (& Footloose) – Rooftop Cinema

Screenings of classic movies are becoming quite popular here, especially now that people are moving from the grassy but creepy setting of Hollywood Forever Cemetery and on to airy and inviting rooftop spaces like those in DTLA, Hollywood, and (now) Melrose. This week, Magneto and I went to the Melrose Rooftop Cinema¬†for Kevin Bacon’s breakout […]

Learning Kitchen: Singaporean Noodles

I have all these dishes in my head, things from my past, things I’ve dreamt about… But I don’t have recipes for any of them. So, here we are in the learning kitchen, trying to figure it all out. This time, it was the Singaporean noodles I first had at a random Howard Johnson’s in […]

Recreating the Recipe: Soy Ginger Fish Tacos

It’s not often that I find myself buying pre-marinated protein. Most marinades from stores have too much salt for my rather sensitive palate, and I’m wary of any protein that’s been sitting in a dubious mixture of sodium and sugar for days on end. However, Trader Joe’s has a few prepared and pre-prepped foods that […]

Recipe: Soy-braised Tofu and Ramen

Every once in a while, I go meatless. It’s important to have balance in one’s diet, and consciously focusing on plant-based meals for a while reminds me to eat more veggies. Sometimes, though…Well, sometimes I get tired of quinoa and greens and broccoli. Sometimes I want something a little heartier, a little meatier. And that’s […]