Taiwan · Travel

2016 Taipei Taiwan: Taroko Gorge

The next day we woke up really early to go to Hualien which is the city that houses Taroko Gorge. Taroko Gorge (太魯閣 Tàilǔ gé) is situated on the east side of Taiwan and it is about 3.5+ hours train ride from Taipei. It is a must-see destination. There are many guided tours and if… Continue reading 2016 Taipei Taiwan: Taroko Gorge

Food · Taiwan · Travel

2016 Taipei Taiwan: Beitou, WuFenPu, Songshan Ciyou Temple, & Rainbow Bridge

First full day in Taiwan felt like two days in one. My itinerary didn’t seem that ambitious but turns out there were a lot too see, eat, and do. Here is what happened… 1. Breakfast: Liu Mama Rice Balls (劉媽媽飯糰 Liú māmā fàntuán) – these are glutinous rice balls that are stuffed with fried cruller (youtiao), pork sung… Continue reading 2016 Taipei Taiwan: Beitou, WuFenPu, Songshan Ciyou Temple, & Rainbow Bridge

Food · Restaurants · Travel · Uncategorized

2016 Taiwan-Japan Trip: Taiwan List

Hi everyone. This year my family and friends are going to Taipei, Taiwan! It will be our first time there. We are extremely excited! Taiwan is one of the biggest foodie paradise! All the night market and food stands. I can’t wait! Taipei, Taiwan is our first stop before we head to Japan.  To plan… Continue reading 2016 Taiwan-Japan Trip: Taiwan List

Cookbooks · Food

Must. Eat. All. The. Fruits!

Seriously, when spring & summer comes around my heart flutters and I just want to prance around the fresh produce aisle and try to eat all the different type of fruits and vegetables that I can set my eyes on! Now that summer is coming to an end soon…I’m freaking out! Not that my Moleskine Recipe… Continue reading Must. Eat. All. The. Fruits!

Food · Northern Virginia · Restaurants · Travel

Roll Play Grill, Tysons Corner

Wow! My dentist told me to check out this place. Roll Play is near Tysons Corner Mall in Vienna, VA. It’s a small store with awesome music and a very hip ambiance. It’s super fast if you are trying to catch a quick bite. They also deliver. You can order everything you want on a… Continue reading Roll Play Grill, Tysons Corner

Main Dishes · Recipes

Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed with Italian Sausage

Made these stuffed portobello mushrooms to go along with my Salade de Chèvre Chaud. It was really simple to make and a great entree. It’s also good with sweet or spicy Italian Sausage. Servings: 6 Ingredients: 6 large portobello mushrooms, stems chopped & reserved 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 1/2 lb mild Italian sausage, casing removed 2 cloves… Continue reading Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed with Italian Sausage

Food · Recipes · Salad

Salade de Chevre Chaud

It’s spring!! I guess I can’t use winter as an excuse to eat more carbs, stews, casseroles, heavy foods in general anymore. You know…so that I have enough energy to stay warm? No? Am I the only one?  As soon as spring rolls around I get so excited to see all the different kinds of vegetables… Continue reading Salade de Chevre Chaud

Food · Recipes · slow cooker · Stew

Irish Guinness Beef Stew

It was suppose to snow today, but it didn’t or at least I didn’t notice it.  What a bummer…I thought it will be a great, last hurrah to winter to do a slow cooker recipe.  I’m going to do it anyway. So, since it is St. Patrick’s day weekend and my boyfriend is Irish I… Continue reading Irish Guinness Beef Stew