Chicago | Illinois

Whenever I meet someone from Chicago, I’d excitedly tell them I was born there. And that’s really all I knew about it for a long time. Even though I was born in the suburbs of Chicago, my family moved back to Taiwan when I was only two years old. Places looked familiar in old pictures,…

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[Highly Recommend] The Taco Stand in La Jolla

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since our last food post. Life has been so busy and it’s been hard to find time to blog these days. Tiffany was craving tacos, so we spontaneously decided to go grab lunch at The Taco Stand in La Jolla. We chose this place because it serves…

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[Highly Recommend] Menya Ultra

After trying the “Pig Meets Ramen” at Tajima last time, Tiffany and I got into a ramen phase. We’d been hearing really good things about Menya Ultra since it opened earlier this year so we thought we’d give it a try. Menya Ultra 8199 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Suite M San Diego, CA 92111 (858) 571-2010…

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[Recommend] Tajima Ramen

Tajima is a well-known Japanese restaurant in San Diego, touting a 4-star rating on Yelp with over 3000 reviews. Tiffany and I have both been there over the years, but it’s been quite a while since we’ve eaten there. The reason we went back this time is because of a special collaboration for the month of…

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[Highly Recommend] Pho Ban Mai

Time for another San Diego food post! To mix things up, we decided to review a restaurant that’s good for a casual weeknight dinner. Pho Ban Mai 8991 Mira Mesa Blvd San Diego, CA 92126 (858) 271-7199 One could say that we live in the part of town where there is a pho restaurant on every…

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48 Hours in Taipei | Good Eats

I can’t believe it’s been three months since we got back from Taiwan. The past couple months have been quite busy for us, making it difficult to process all our photos and write posts about them. But we’ve finally come to the main focus of our Taiwan trips: food!

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April’s Breakfast and Coffee with Cats

After a busy month, our April date was a chance for us to relax and unwind. For this month’s date, we had brunch and then visited a cat cafe! Even though Tiffany is allergic to cats, she took Benadryl and planned this outing for us anyways because I like them. I’m truly blessed to have such a…

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阿里山 Alishan Forest Railway | Taiwan

On a recent trip to Taiwan, we got to take a mini road trip to Alishan near the southern part of the country. After landing in Taipei, we dropped off some luggage and headed straight towards 阿里山 (Alishan / Ali mountain). We took a few food detours along the way, so it was pretty late at…

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[Highly Recommend] Communal Coffee

In recent years, new and hip coffee shops have sprung up everywhere in San Diego. Well, everywhere except our neighborhood, apparently..but anyways.. Discovering new coffee places is always an interesting experience, especially as most try to have some unique trait that sets them apart from all the others. However, it seems to me that Communal…

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February Cooking with Hellofresh

One of our first dates together was cooking a meal at home. Neither of us had much cooking experience at the time, so we decided on a nice, simple pasta recipe. As fragrant smells of basil and tomato sauce filled the kitchen, Michael decided that the recipe didn’t include enough sausage. He heroically took it upon…

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