Easy Baby Back Ribs

Easy Baby Back Ribs

Hong Kong has some really spectacular BBQ restaurants. My favorite, Blue Smoke BBQ, has spectacular ribs, burgers and apple pie! You’ve got to love down home American cooking. My husband and I love eating baby back ribs and decided to finally try to cook them ourselves. I was worried it might be a difficult task, … Continue reading

Blossoms in my favorite hue

Eating My Way Through Japan

Visiting Japan during the cherry blossom season has long been an ambition of mine. However, only now that I live in Asia, did it actually seem feasible. When I noticed last September that we had back-to-back holidays (Ching Ming and Easter) resulting in four straight days off of work AND coinciding perfectly with cherry blossom … Continue reading

Eggs Benedict at Brunch Club

Brunch Club Hong Kong

I finally got around to trying Brunch Club (which also doubles as Supper Club) on Peel Street in Hong Kong. I’ve met to go there for ages given they allow dogs outside. Of course, I ended up going on a cold day, so sitting outside was a little bit chilly. Whenever I go for brunch, … Continue reading


Twist on a Can of Chili

You don’t see much chili here in Hong Kong, but it’s a dish that I adore. Now that the weather is cooling down, I’ve unpacked my scarves and sweaters and prepared my palette for hot, delicious comfort food. Last weekend, my husband and I finally checked out Gateway, paradise for the American expat looking for … Continue reading

Turkey from Magnolia

Thanksgiving in Hong Kong

Thanksgiving in Hong Kong will never be the same as gathering around a table with family and friends back home. This year, my husband and I may have been thousands of miles from home, but we were able to enjoy quite the delicious Thanksgiving feast with friends. Thanks to 3 Star Backer, we gathered at … Continue reading

Creamed Corn Casserole

Creamed Corn Casserole

Of course Thanksgiving won’t be the same this year with my husband and I living in Hong Kong, thousands of miles away from our family and old friends. Nonetheless, we are going to an expat Thanksgiving potluck, which will have a jerk turkey! There are so many dishes that come to mind when I think … Continue reading

Breaded Salmon, Green Beans Almondine and Coconut Rice

Green Beans Almondine

One of my favorite fast and simple side dishes is green beans almondine. My college roommate, Amanda Fenton, showed me how to make this and it’s been an awesome ‘brag dish’* for me ever since! For this meal, I bought some French style green beans, but you can use any type. Ingredients 1 C sliced … Continue reading

Thai Red Pumpkin & Chicken Curry

Thai Red Pumpkin & Chicken Curry

I’m continuing my obsession with Thai food with a recipe for red pumpkin and chicken curry. I’ve had pumpkin curry at several Thai restaurants, but now that I live in Asia, it’s finally relatively simple to find the right type of pumpkin for it! Over the past year, I’ve really come to like making curries … Continue reading

Pad Ka-Prao

Pad Ka-Prao

During my trip to Thailand, I had a wonderful dish called Pad Ka-Prao. I happen to love ground pork and rice dishes, and the dish’s flavor of basil plus a hint of chili is fantastic. Check out the original photo of my Pad Ka-Prao dish. As I wrote last week, I was disappointed not to … Continue reading

Green Chicken Curry

Thai Cuisine

My parents recently came to visit from the U.S. and we took a quick 6-day trip to Phuket during their stay in Asia. It was my first time to Thailand and I couldn’t wait to eat Thai food at every meal. I have an unhealthy obsession with Thai food, to be honest. Anytime a colleague … Continue reading