Tokyo is for Egg Lovers

There’s a reason why the egg salad sandwiches in Japanese convenience stores have a cult following. There’s always been a sort of magic around Japanese convenience stores in general. They’re just better. But back to the sandwiches. People, including myself, have an undying love for them, which is why trendy places like Pillow Talk and…

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Taipei: What to Eat, Where to Stay, What to Do

Having spent most childhood summers in slower-paced Taichung (although this isn’t really the case anymore) – Taipei was always the more fast-paced, big-city destination up north. Kind of like the LA to San Diego. Or a mini Vegas, at least in terms of the nightlife. This latest visit was my husband’s first time, and we…

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Taiwan: Sun Moon Lake

Sun Moon Lake is a beautiful mountain and lakeside getaway two hours south of my parent’s hometown, Taichung. We stayed at the Lalu, which is one of, if not the most beautiful hotel in the area. Pro-tip, if you’re a traveler who prefers joining tours, the Signet tour to Sun Moon Lake has guests stay…

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Why Harissa is the new Sriracha

I first learned about Harissa in Leela Cyd’s book, Food With Friends, which I bought back in 2016. It’s listed within her pantry must-haves. I haven’t actually started regularly using it until I made this Harissa Chicken & Leek recipe. From there, I started adding it as one of my dipping sauces when enjoying a toasted,…

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Sheet Pan Magic: Harissa Chicken Recipe

Weeknight Kitchen with Melissa Clark might be one of the best things that’s happened to me this month. (I mean, it’s only early September). But real talk, I very much appreciate easy recipe ideas, and the first episode is this mouthwatering Harissa Chicken with potatoes, leeks, and yogurt. YUM. You can get the recipe and…

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