On LAist, I follow the expert dim sum makers of NBC Seafood Restaurant, an San Gabriel Valley mainstay that’s been in the community for 30 years. I learn the tricks of the trade and what it takes to run such a well-oiled machine. Read the full article on LAist.
In Los Angeles Magazine’s June 2018 issue, I wrote a primer on all things Chinese dumplings, with an interview with the owners of Mason’s Dumpling Shop in Highland Park.
On Los Angeles Magazine, I interview Rice Bar chef Charles Olalia about his newest venture, a Filipino restaurant and bar in Silver Lake called “Ma’am Sir.” Read the full article on Los Angeles Magazine.
For my first story on Eater LA, I write about how the restaurant owners of Casa Vega have long been supporting immigrant employees at their establishment for 62 years. I speak to some of its longest employees, who’ve been there from 20 to 41 years. Read the full article on Eater LA.
On Los Angeles Magazine, I write about how the Yamashiro Night Market has made it official comeback with its original organizers. In addition to being a weekly mini food fair, it’s now a hub for arts and music. Read the full article on Los Angeles Magazine.
On Los Angeles Magazine, I interview Culina’s new chef Luca Moriconi about how his upbringing in Tuscany inspired his new menu at the Four Seasons restaurant. Read the full article on Los Angeles Magazine.
On Los Angeles Magazine, I write about chef Curtis Stone’s trip to Burgundy with his staff, and how that inspired their latest menu at Maude. Read the full article on Los Angeles Magazine.
On Los Angeles Magazine’s Digest, I interview Umami Burger found Adam Fleischman about his latest venture, Cold Cocked Coffee, where he makes cocktails-inspired coffee and tea drinks. Read the full article on Los Angeles Magazine.
On Los Angeles Magazine’s Digest, I wrote about Pop’s Bagels, a new pop-up at Smorgasburg where the owner is practically baking bagels fresh to order. Read the full article on Los Angeles Magazine.
For WAPOW magazine’s “Family Traditions” Winter 2017 issue, I organized an intimate potluck dinner with local Chinatown chefs and restauranteurs, which included a mix of people from different generations, cuisines, and business models. The group consisted of chef-owner Royce Burke from Secret Lasagna, pastry chef Isa Fabro, Plum Tree Inn co-owner Elaine Ting, and chef-owner…