• EASY Dalgona Candy Recipe

    EASY Dalgona Candy Recipe

    October 16, 2021Van

    Dalgona Candy (ppopgi) is popular street snack in South Korea (watch how it’s traditionally made here) – it’s been served there for decades, but has become known worldwide recently from Squid Game (Netflix show). About 3 weeks ago, I missed a night of sleep binge watching the entire season of Squid Game (yes, it was that interesting!) and it reminded me that I’ve been meaning to share this dalgona candy recipe on my blog.  Almost every household will already have the ingredients to make dalgona candy, you only need Granulated Sugar + Baking Soda. Watch my 30-second Instagram Recipe Video here Dalgona candy is similar in texture to honeycomb toffee candy you can find in the U.S., but the ingredient list is much more simple…

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  • Crazy Pumpkin Milkshake Recipe

    October 13, 2021Van

    Every year, I go nuts at Trader Joe’s when all the pumpkin products start rolling in.  I wanted to make a dessert that uses as many pumpkin treats as possible, so I created the ultimate Pumpkin Milkshake.  I didn’t feel…

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  • Iced Strawberry Matcha Latte Recipe

    October 12, 2021Van

    Iced Strawberry Matcha Latte, one of the most delicious and refreshing matcha drinks, it’s inspired by the strawberry matcha latte served at TeaZenTea boba shop in Brentwood, CA. I’ve come up with a super easy shortcut for sweetened strawberry puree…

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  • Sous Vide Teriyaki Steak Recipe

    October 11, 2021Van

    Today’s recipe, Sous Vide Teriyaki Steak is sponsored by KitchenBoss.  I used their KitchenBoss Sous Vide Cooker G320 (purchase here) to get the most perfectly cooked steaks. Sous vide is the most reliable way to get consistent results cooking your steaks…

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  • Crispy Coconut Shrimp Recipe

    October 6, 2021Van

    Crispy Coconut Shrimp, one of my favorite appetizers!  Jumbo shrimp are coated in panko and coconut shreds, then fried until gold brown and crispy – dip them into Thai Sweet Chili Sauce for the perfect balance of flavors – so…

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  • EASY Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

    October 5, 2021Van

    This is a super easy 5-minute recipe for Pumpkin Spice Latte made with a few Trader Joe’s ingredients.  It has all the flavors of autumn in one delicious cup! Watch my 30-second Instagram Reel here I typically don’t like the…

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  • King’s Hawaiian Loco Moco Recipe

    September 28, 2021Van

    Loco Moco is the ultimate Hawaiian comfort food, rice served with a burger patty, smothered in a delicious brown gravy and topped with a fried egg. The dish originated at Lincoln Grill restaurant in Hilo, Hawaii around 1949 by Richard…

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  • Trader Joe’s Crunchy Pumpkin French Toast Recipe

    September 27, 2021Van

    Fall is my favorite time of year, the weather gets more mild, Halloween is approaching and Trader Joe’s gets tons of pumpkin goodies! Every year I love trying out all the Trader Joe’s pumpkin products, and one of  my favorite…

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  • Butterfly Pea Jasmine Lime Iced Tea Recipe

    September 23, 2021Van

    One of my favorite drinks is Jasmine Lime Iced Tea, it’s super refreshing and delicious – it’s the upgraded version of an Arnold Palmer!  I recently tried blue butterfly pea powder to naturally color some desserts and after finding out…

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  • No-Bake Matcha Mooncakes Recipe

    September 20, 2021Van

    Mid-Autumn Festival or Tết Trung Thu is an ancient festival considered “children’s day” in Vietnamese culture. It’s day to celebrate the harvest, spend quality time with your kids – spoiling them with toys, their favorite foods, paper lanterns & treats…

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