On KCET’s website, I wrote about the history of Thai cuisine in L.A. and how our city’s Thai Town — the first Thai Town in the nation — has been symbolic and influential in Thai culture on a much grander scale, locally and transnationally. Read the full article on KCET.com.
For Los Angeles Magazine’s November 2018 print issue, I shadowed Liwei Liao, the owner of The Joint fish market, on one of his early 5 a.m. runs visiting his trusted fishmongers to see how someone with his expertise handpicks fresh seafood.
On Los Angeles Magazine, I wrote about following chef Leo Lee of Rice Box in the kitchen, getting a deeper look in how he’s incorporating French and Italian techniques to Cantonese barbecue. Read the full article on Los Angeles Magazine.
On Los Angeles Magazine, I wrote about DFC Ghost Kitchen, a new concept by fried-chicken maven, Dante Gonzales, who got his start throwing the wildest underground music-and-chicken parties in NYC. Read the full article on Los Angeles Magazine.
I made my first video for Tastemade (one that I shot, produced and edited) on the Hello Kitty Grand Cafe in Irvine, CA. Watch the full video below:
For Eater LA, I wrote a retrospective on the gourmet food trucks that made a splash in L.A. (like Kogi BBQ) a decade ago, and what the folks who ran them are up to today. Read the full article on Eater LA.
For Los Angeles Magazine, I wrote all about one of my favorite ingredients, the Hatch chile from New Mexico, and where to find it in dishes in LA this season. Read the full article on Los Angeles Magazine.
On KCRW’s Good Food, I produced my first radio segment on the topic of restaurant-line culture in Los Angeles. I interviewed owners and fans of Howlin’ Rays, Sqirl and Din Tai Fung to get an idea of what compels customers to wait for hours in line for food. Listen to the segment online on KCRW’s…
On KCET, I interviewed chefs and friends of the late Jonathan Gold, from chef Ludo Lefebvre to KCRW Good Food host Evan Kleiman and Jitlada’s Jazz Singsanong, about their favorite memories of the prolific and influential writer. Read the full article on KCET.
On Los Angeles Magazine, I wrote about a new vegan burger joint with In-N-Out vibes that just opened in Koreatown. It’s helmed by folks who work on music festivals like Coachella. Read the full article on Los Angeles Magazine.