Tom Yum

One of the best dishes my mom made when I was a kid was tom yum served with a crispy golden omelet and rice. Tom yum is a hot and sour soup from southeast Asia, and in every region you can find a unique version of this awesome dish. At its heart is always a delicious broth … Continue reading Tom Yum

Tanabata

On the seventh day of the seventh month (which is July or August in different cities, depending on the calendar they choose to follow), Japan celebrates Tanabata. Like many traditions, the tale at the root of this festival comes from China. In the story, the Cowherd and the Weaver fall in love; but in doing … Continue reading Tanabata