Orange-chocolate sables with crystalized orange peels

Sometimes, I love to have tea parties by myself, of course. Yeah, judge me, bitches, I don’t give a shit what you think this whole interest probably started because I love the idea of being able to sit around and eat cakes and cookies and it was reinforced with all of the times I went to…

Mochiko milk rolls

This recipe came a multitude of reasons. The first being me accidentally buying 8 sticks of salted butter and needing to use them somehow, the second being that I was craving homemade bread with oxtail stew, and the third being I miss Japanese-styled bakeries, and those fluffy milk rolls they’d always sell. So after doing…

Lemon-black sesame cheesecake

It’s not every day that someone entrusts you with making their birthday cake. Okay, maybe if you’re a parent, then fine, that is expected to a degree, but I’m still at least 6 years too young to be fathering a child. Anyways, my friend, Wanli wanted me to make her boyfriend a birthday gift (she was…

Miso-butterscotch-togarashi mochi ice cream

This recipe was inspired by a dish I tasted during the Spring Break of my freshman year. It was at Hinoki and the Bird, a restaurant in Century City, and the dessert itself, it sounded really gross. I’ve had terrible miso dessert experiences in the past, such as this miso creme brûlée that tasted like spray…

A Series of Unfortunate Bites: Uncle Monty’s Coconut Cake

The second book in The Series of Unfortunate Events was labeled The Reptile Room. It spoke about the Baudelaire orphan’s experiences in Lousy Lane, a street by Tedia, a city by a horseradish factory. They lived with their uncle, Montgomery Montgomery, or uncle Monty for short. He was a passionate herpetologist and a kindhearted guardian…

A Series of Unfortunate Bites: Puttanesca for the Theatre Troupe

Growing up as a kid, I somehow read a lot of books. I don’t know why, I guess my parents were too cheap to buy video games. It was mostly a combination of Harry Potter, Molly Moon, and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Even when I was young, just reading a book from the latter series…

Passionfruit Gelato

I remember the first time I made passionfruit gelato, I came back to my apartment from a two week break, and I just recalled that I had purchased passionfruits, left them in the fridge, and I didn’t touch them for almost a month. Freaking out, I realized that I needed to preserve them somehow, so I…