• Trader Joe’s Hawaiian Ube Butter Mochi Recipe

    June 12, 2022Van

    Butter Mochi is a very popular treat in Hawaii, it’s made with Mochiko (Japanese Sweet Rice Flour) and a few other ingredients typically used to make cake. It’s the perfect example of modern day Hawaiian cuisine (local food) which is…

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  • Vietnamese Grilled Pork Chop Recipe (Sườn Nướng)

    June 10, 2022Van

    Sườn Nướng or Vietnamese Grilled Pork Chop is one of my favorite foods. The marinade is so delicious and flavorful, grilling it over charcoal gives it a wonderful smokey flavor. Enjoy it with jasmine rice or cơm tấm (broken rice)…

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  • No-Churn Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream Recipe

    June 8, 2022Van

    This is a super simple and easy way to make Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream without an ice cream maker.  You only need 3 ingredients: heaving whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk and instant Vietnamese coffee.  If you love cà phê sữa…

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  • EASY Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts Recipe

    June 6, 2022Van

    This is a super simple recipe for Air Fried Brussels Sprouts. You can also drizzle on balsamic glaze to enhance this dish! I use this Balsamic Glaze from Trader Joe’s – it’s sweet & tangy, adds a wonderful flavor to…

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  • Ebi Katsu Burger Recipe (Shrimp Cutlet Burger)

    June 2, 2022Van

    This Ebi Katsu Burger (Shrimp Cutlet Burger) is inspired by the ebi katsu burger served at Mos Burger, one of the most popular fast food chains in Japan. This is easy to make, since I use the shrimp burger patties…

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  • How to Grow Green Onions from Scraps

    May 31, 2022Van

    Did you know that it’s super easy to regrow green onions from scraps? This is after 9 days

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  • Iced Butterfly Pea Flower Latte Recipe

    May 30, 2022Van

    A beautiful non-caffeinated latte made with Butterfly Pea Flower Powder. Butterfly Pea is is rich in antioxidants and anthocyanins – it has a light floral and slightly earthy flavor. You could even make a warm version of this drink for something…

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  • Iced Pineapple Matcha Drink Recipe

    May 26, 2022Van

    This is such a refreshing drink! I just picked up this new Sparkling Pineapple Juice at Trader Joe’s and thought it would be a delicous mixer for matcha – it was the perfect afternoon pick-me-up!

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  • Hawaiian Mochiko Chicken Recipe

    May 24, 2022Van

    Mochiko Chicken – a local favorite in Hawaii, many people describe it as Hawaiian popcorn chicken, it’s more like a variation of  karaage (Japanese fried chicken).  It’s crispy, sweet, savory & garlicky – you can usually  find it served as…

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  • Coconut Syrup Recipe

    May 19, 2022Van

    This is a super easy recipe for delicious, homemade Coconut Syrup. It’s a perfect syrup for waffles & pancakes – especially ube mochi waffles. You could also use this as a drizzle for ice cream or as a sweetener for…

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