Seafood

A West LA Find: Paichẽ (Peruvian Izakaya)

Salmon and Yellowtail Ceviche

One of my new favorite spots in LA is Paichẽ by Chef Ricardo Zarate, the owner and chef of Mo-chica and Picca. Paichẽ was named after the prehistoric Amazonian fish and was created to showcase Peruvian Japanese cuisine (Peruvian Izakaya). The…

A Very Creole Succotash

creole succatosh

I hope hearing the words ‘Creole’ and ‘Succotash’ together intrigued you enough to cook the recipe. Because if you were thinking it, you were right, this is basically a non-vegetarian spiced up succotash and it’s delicious! I am using the term ‘succotash’…

Lighten Up! with Tuna Casserole

Tuna Casserole

A few days ago, I came home to a very nice surprise! Thank you to Cooking Light for the new cookbook, Lighten Up, America!, with over 150 recipes documenting Allison Fishman Task’s travel across America looking for the most authentic and…

Hassle-Free: Clam Chowder

Clam Chowder

Do you avoid making clam chowder at home because it just seems so… tedious? I definitely do. So yesterday, when I finally rolled up my sleeves with fierce determination to make a good chowder, I was pleasantly surprised to find…

Food from Paradise: Indonesian Cuisine

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After one of the most fabulous getaways to the Island of Gods – Bali, I came back refreshed, more open minded, and… happily satisfied with Indonesian food. There are three words that come to mind when thinking about the essence of Indonesian cooking: rice,…

5-Minute Detox: Mexican Shrimp Salad

Mexican Shrimp Salad

Let’s just safely say that you are exhausted from cooking, preparing, chopping, baking, serving… from the holidays (I know, New Year’s hasn’t even come yet). On top of all that, let’s also assume that you feel like you “ate way…

That Chubby Salmon Named Yukon

Crispy Salmon with Japanese Tea Rice

Want to hear the story of that chubby baby Yukon Salmon? Wild Yukon River Salmon has been unavailable to us (in the United States) for all those years, until now. The Japanese always bought (hogged) them all, leaving us with…

Happy 4th! Tuna Ricotta Shells

Tuna Ricotta Shells

Happy 4th everyone! It feels quite odd to have a random Wednesday off, but I think I enjoy the midweek break. I am going to introduce you to a delicious tuna ricotta red sauce pasta – an easy dinner idea for…