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
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
Three years ago my friends Amanda, Laura, and I took a day trip together to Lawrence, Kansas, as a last hurrah together before I moved to Japan a few weeks later. On the drive down, Amanda told us the entertaining story of her finally plucking up the courage to ask out one of her coworkers. By … Continue reading A Kansas City Wedding
On May 21st, 2016, my cousin Andrew married Briana in his parents’ backyard in Greenport, NY. It was a wonderful wedding – the weather, though overcast, was pleasant, and it rained only briefly during dinner when we were all under the tent. Though I didn’t know many of the people there, the obvious love and … Continue reading Cheers to the Greers!
One of our favourite restaurants in Tatebayashi is the Grove Cafe, a little place tucked away in a neighbourhood ten minutes from our apartment by bike. It’s a house, with a downstairs cafe and an upstairs residence, like many of the locally owned restaurants in town. It’s probably one of the few places in Tatebayashi where … Continue reading Tatebayashi, Japan: The Grove Cafe
Thai noodles! Continue reading Thai Noodles