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Food Comas: Top 10 in 2012

  Ugh I know we have been incredibly lazy with the blog. With my move abroad to Singapore, Natalya traveling all over the world (read all her amazing adventures on her much more timely updated travel blog), and my sister Pris having some exciting life changes… foodcomas has fallen to the wayside. I am very … Continue reading

Kālua Pork

Our buddy James cooks up an awesome Hawaiian BBQ dinner (inspired by ryan + gma).  Every time he announces he is making his (now) famous Kālua pork, I head over the his apartment with extra Tupperware to pack up any scrumptious leftovers for lunch the next day! Kālua, which means “to cook in an underground … Continue reading

Hawaiian Mac Salad

This is the final and BEST side dish to complete our Hawaiian BBQ plate.  I became addicted to macaroni salad in Hawaii (my sister studied “abroad” there for a year).  I have always been a little afraid to learn what exactly was in this dish because is so friggin’ delicious, and well… my fears were … Continue reading

Lomi-Lomi Salmon

As Natalya mentioned in our last post, our buddy (and now neighbor) James was cooking up a stellar Kālua Pork dinner and we decided to make some sides to complement the Hawaiian BBQ theme.  James also made Mac Salad, Natalya made Cole Slaw, and I decided to make lomi-lomi salmon.  I initially discovered the refreshing, … Continue reading

Soba Salad

For my mom’s 60th birthday celebration, we had a big BBQ at my parent’s house and enjoyed grilled meats and veggies.  This refreshing soba salad dish came from my mom’s friend and it was a huge hit!  The ingredient quantities are very flexible… I just started throwing stuff in… Melanie’s Soba Salad (recipe courtesy of … Continue reading

Sweet Chili Glazed Meatloaf

“MA!  THE MEATLOAF!!” I had some leftover ground beef and was originally planning to make a beef version of the Meatball Shop’s Spicy Pork Meatballs; however, I realized I was out of tomatoes to make any kind of accompanying sauce.  I was way too lazy to run out and buy any missing ingredients so I rummaged through all … Continue reading

Garlic Butter Noodles

A favorite Vietnamese dish of mine is Garlic Butter Noodles. Not until recently did I try searching for  a recipe to try. I was surprised at how easy it was to make! You only need a few ingredients, all of which I had in my kitchen cabinet already. The key ingredients are the chopped garlic … Continue reading

Auntie Meliza’s Potato Salad

This is my favorite potato salad dish that my Auntie Meliza brings to all our family gatherings — even if it’s not a potluck!  My mom always referred to this potato salad as “Chinese-style” as it uses Spam® which is apparently known as “Chinese ham” to my people (which only included me very recently).  There’s … Continue reading

Five-Spice Roasted Acorn Squash

As fall season rolled through, we had bought an acorn squash primarily as an autumn decoration for our apartment but we figured we would eventually cook it.  I love cooking squash as it has such a light sweet and nutty flavor.  So far I have cooked with pumpkin, butternut squash, Japanese Kobocha squash, and now … Continue reading

Spiced Wonton Chips

After baking my own Chili Lime Tortilla Chips (um from already made tortillas), I decided to try out another do-it-yourself-chip-flavor at home.  I had plenty of wonton wrappers leftover from my Wonton Baskets and decided to use some of the wontons to make chips.  These little morsels were sweet and spicy and quite addicting! Spiced … Continue reading