In Cravings We Trust

Living life through my mind, soul, and stomach.

The Art of Eating & Drinking “Samasama”: Ten Tigers Parlour

  Yesterday evening, I had the chance to enjoy $3 cocktails, deliciously beautiful dumplings plates, and awesome music at a charity event at Ten Tigers Parlour in DC's Georgia-Petworth neighborhood. Good drinks, chill AAPI-inspired music vibes by DJ Pinstripe Rebel,... Continue Reading →


Weekend Cravings at Union Market DC

Located a 10-minute walk away from NoMa-Gallaudet Metro Station along the Red Line, Union Market is DC's warehouse of all things delicious: bourbon bread pudding, oysters fresh from the shell, smoked barbecue pork, refreshing Burmese iced desserts and much more.... Continue Reading →

Treat Yo Self: Me, Myself, and My Chocolate Dome at C’ChoColat

During a conference in Montreal earlier this month, my boss strongly suggested that I experience the three C's of Montreal: coffee, croissants, and chocolate. After running an all-caps "CHOCOLATE" Yelp Montreal search, I came across a chocolatier and creperie down the... Continue Reading →

Let’s Chaat About It: Guru Groceries and Chaat House

Guru Groceries and Chaat House, a four-aisle, low-key establishment that's roughly a 30-minute drive north of Washington DC, is my go-to place for when the chaat cravings are too intense for downtown DC to satisfy. Following an afternoon of colorful... Continue Reading →

Churches and croissants: Discoveries in Montreal

Montreal's food scene is similar to the city's layout: if you keep your eyes open and look around, there are little gems hiding within this modernizing city. During a recent work trip to Montreal last week, I was amazed by... Continue Reading →

Rainy Days Are For Ramen: Daikaya

On most rainy days, I crave warmth and comfort. Rainy days mean sitting down with a hot bowl of noodles swimming in rich broth and topped with fresh veggies, with the sounds of soup slurps coinciding with the raindrops outside.... Continue Reading →

Taste The Rainbow: Veggie Spring Rolls

As Washington DC's weather finally transitions from cold and windy to warm and sunny, I start to crave meals that are refreshing and require little-to-no stove time. My go-to snack during the warmer months is rainbow veggie spring rolls since... Continue Reading →

A Very Balinese Christmas

Sharing some long-overdue food pics from a family Christmas vacation in Bali, Indonesia several months ago. With a chilly start to spring in Washington DC, keeping myself warm with memories of sandy beaches, soto ayam (chicken soup), Balinese open-air markets, and a... Continue Reading →

The Simple Things: strawberries & milk

Given the current state of affairs in our nation's capital, the United States, and across the globe, I'm craving the simplicity of being a kid again. Thinking back to my elementary-school days in Los Angeles, this craving for simplicity tastes like... Continue Reading →

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