Brown Butter Sugar Cookies

Can’t believe it is already Christmas! Many expats are going home or heading to another destination for the holidays. Si and I are staying in HCMC this year. Celebrating Christmas here is different from the US. In Vietnam, Christmas is not a public holiday. Where in the States the festivities and traditions are centered around the

Uncategorized ⋅ December 25, 2014

Banh Cuon Tay Ho

Si’s favorite Vietnamese breakfast food is banh cuon. A dish from Northern Vietnam, it is made up of

Vietnamese ⋅ November 3, 2014


My passion for food and cooking has gone beyond Sites’n Bites this year.

C'est La Vie ⋅ October 8, 2014

Lemon Lime Yogurt Cake

The bright citrus flavor of the lemon and lime screams Spring and it is a breeze to make. The individual portions are a great Spring addition to a Mother’s Day brunch, baby showers, and dainty tea parties.

Recipes ⋅ April 27, 2014

Snippet: Sydney Opera House

Sharing my favorite photos through “Snippet” posts. Hello there! Many exciting things  are happening in the background for Si and I recently, and I can’t wait to share with you all when everything is ready. In the meantime, here is a beautiful sunset captured from our trip to Sydney, Australia last month!

Australia ⋅ March 9, 2014

Newly Opened Puri Gangga Resort

Puri Gangga overlooks the Gunung Kawi Temple, where devotees make the pilgrimage for spiritual purification.

Indonesia ⋅ November 13, 2013

Cronut Craze in SE Asia

After the “cronut” (part croissant, part donut) was launched in New York early this year, this hybrid dessert spread like wildfire – even reaching countries as far as Singapore. The Dominique Ansel Bakery is often flocked with people as early as 6 a.m. just to get a chance to taste their original cronuts. They only allow a

Singapore ⋅ October 22, 2013

Leftovers – Pulled Pork Dolsot Bibimbap

Just a quick post! A weekend roast of pork shoulder for twenty people led to a pretty good amount of leftovers. I always have the tendencey to make too much food in fear that there might not be enough food to go around. Si and I ate two days worth of leftovers by making dolsot

C'est La Vie ⋅ October 11, 2013

Kimchi Bacon Potato Hash

I’m always inspired by breakfast and brunch dishes. If I could, I would host a brunch every weekend

Recipes ⋅ September 11, 2013

Pizza 4P’s – More Than Just Pizza

Pizza 4P’s still tops the list of restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City. Not only do they have

Restaurant ⋅ July 22, 2013

To Infinity – Mia Resort

The Residence Infinity Pool, Mia Resort, Nha Trang For more pictures and posts of Nha Trang, click here , here, and here! Mia Resort Nguyễn Tất Thành, Cam Hải Đông Cam Lâm  Khanh Hoa Province

Vietnam ⋅ July 18, 2013

Bun Cha Ca Danang

It was only a year ago when I posted about a local bowl of noodles that we had in Da Nang. We did not get a chance to eat at the restaurant until our most recent trip back to central Vietnam. From the airport, we went straight to the restaurant to see that we were

Restaurant ⋅ May 7, 2013

Banyan Tree Lang Co’s Signature Restaurant Saffron

There are those rare moments when you know, after taking the first bite of the starter, that the meal will be nothing short of amazing from start until finish.

Restaurant ⋅ March 27, 2013

Maldives – Velassaru Water Villa

Staying at a water villa over clear azure waters of the Indian Ocean was truly an experience we

Maldives ⋅ March 5, 2013

Velassaru Maldives

We are still having a hard time transitioning back to the normal grind after our amazing honeymoon in the Maldives two weeks ago. The Maldives was the first on our honeymoon destination list. After extensive research on flights and hotels, Si found a flight schedule on Singapore Airlines that worked and we booked our stay

Maldives ⋅ February 25, 2013