Dinner at the Original Din Tai Fung

After spending the majority of the afternoon checking out Taipei’s highlights with local guide, Cola, I invited her to have dinner with me at the original location of Din Tai Fung located on Xinyi Road in the Da’an Disctrict. The world-renowned Taiwanese restaurant is famous for their soup dumplings and noodles. Cola mentioned that we…

Trip Recap: Taipei

Hey everyone! It’s been almost a month since I left New Jersey for my “big solo trip” and I already have tons of photos and incredible experiences to share! So get ready for some long pic-heavy posts! Be sure to check out my Instagram for the latest stories! My first stop was Taipei, Taiwan where…

The Omakase at Wataru

It was our final day in Seattle and I made a reservation at Wataru that night. I was excited to indulge in an intimate omakase experience with Chef Kotaro Kumita. There are only two seatings nightly at 5:30pm and 7:45pm. Seating at the sushi bar is limited so be sure to make a reservation as…

Trip Recap: Milwaukee

I recently returned from a long Labor Day weekend in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and had a blast! After my afternoon flight and checking in to my downtown hotel, my first stop was the Fish Fry at Lakefront Brewery. It’s a Milwaukee tradition! Of course I had to order some beer and cheese curds too. Afterwards, I…

Max’s Restaurant

When it comes to Filipino food, there are several options in northern New Jersey. Our favorite place may be a small joint in Bergenfield or the addicting sisig at Mama Fina’s, but for simple, comforting Filipino grub we head to Max’s Restaurant in Bloomfield. Known for their special chicken recipe that became an instant favorite…

Mundo Vegan

I met up with a friend one day for a vegan lunch at Mundo Vegan in Montclair, New Jersey. The small eatery offers organic entrees and desserts that are non-GMO, palm oil free, peanut free, and mostly gluten free. Sounds healthy to me! We sat at one of the small outdoor tables. The menu changes…

Kenko Sushi

Sushi is one of my absolute favorite foods and when I’m craving a great sushi meal, Kenko Sushi in Lincoln Park, New Jersey is a top choice. The casual Japanese restaurant covered with small Post-its is always full and for good reason. They offer a large selection of creative and classic sushi rolls, along with…

Off to Seattle: Eden Hill

Catching up on that Pacific Northwest trip! A brief Belgian brunch at Chambar started off our morning in Vancouver before we went to the airport. We ordered orange juice, kombucha, and a couple waffles with mixed berry compote and chocolate. My sister had the Bol Santé with avocado, turmeric & cashew butter, spinach, preserved red…