San Francisco Travel Guide

Navigating San Francisco FAT Scale (Food, Attractions, Transportation): 8.1/10 Food: 8.7/10 Attractions: 8.7/10 Transportation: 7/10 HAPPY Scale (Hotels/Lodging, Ample Period of Time, Price, Population, Yearning to Return): 8.5/10 Hotels/Lodging: 9/10 Ample Period of Time: 3 Nights, 4 Days Price: $$$ Population: Media Gurus, Tech-Driven, Yuppies, Art-Inspired, Young Families Yearning to Return: 8/10 San Francisco, the most…

NYC Essentials 2018

Hi fam! About 2.5 years ago, I created a “NYC Essentials List” – the 20 places in New York City that I couldn’t possibly live without. And while I still hold the same sentiment for some of the restaurants I listed back at the end of 2015, I can’t help but recognize that I’ve now tried…

First Timers Guide to Navigating Tokyo’s Culinary Scene

Before arriving in Japan, I had high expectations. From all the research I did to literally everyone and their mothers telling me how great it was, I was expecting greatness. Coming out of this trip, I don’t just understand everyone’s hyperbolic sentiments, but I 100% agree with them. Take me at my word or don’t,…

Best Restaurants to Eat in Maui

Guide to Maui, Hawaii My brother and sister-in-law are currently on their honeymoon in Maui, Hawaii, and I am 1) writhing with jealousy, 2) extremely happy for them, and 3) compensating for not being there by writing you this guide, hoping it will make me feel better. I travelled to Maui quite frequently as a…

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2017

New York Restaurant Week is back, and it is a time for people to live the “high life” and get a good deal at normally fancy and expensive restaurants. However, as restaurant week gets bigger and bigger, it becomes hard to decipher which restaurants are worth the splurge, and which ones are a waste of money….

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017

2016 has been one heck of a year. While there have been crazy up and downs, 2016 has also been a year full of rich experience, meaningful growth, and influential memories. As my lovely roommate eloquently put it, “2016 was being shown that we survive, and we unite, and in the presence of all fires and hatred…

26 Best Bites of 2016

Below are my 26 favorite dishes and drinks of 2016! These are not necessarily my favorite restaurants overall because that’s a whole other animal. BUT these are the things that really stood out to me and left a memorable impression. All of the dishes are listed and the restaurants are linked – you’re welcome. 😉 They…

My NYC Essentials

Infograph created by Tim Djen Above are the places in New York City that I couldn’t possibly live without, and below are little descriptions of each/a few of my favorite items! Trust me and stop by at least one of these spots. You won’t regret it 😉 Momofuku Ssam bar (Asian) – 207 2nd Ave, New York,…