Aug 7, 2014


Making mochi is one of those experiences that brings you straight back to your childhood of playing with play dough. Not only does mochi taste like a chewy ball of comfort that gives a satisfying mouth feel every time you sink your gum into it, it's also super easy and fun to make.

1 cup of mochi flour
1/4 cup of white sugar (some other recipes call for more sugar, I prefer subtle sweetness)
1 cup of water
Optional flavoring: here I used matcha powder (1/2 cup because I'm a matcha fanatic)


1. Mix all the dry ingredients together

Nov 30, 2013


Phở Hà Nội là "rau thơm tươi, hồ tiêu bắc, giọt chanh cốm gắt, lại điểm thêm một chút cà cuống, thoảng nhẹ như một nghi ngờ." - Thạch Lam

         Having grown up in the old quarters of Hanoi, I have a sentimental tie with phở. I could eat phở in sickness and in health, morning noon or night. Phở had never been a big deal to me because it had always been there, available, waiting to be devoured. I used to take for granted the fact that a short stroll down the street would lead me to 49 Bát Đàn, a place known for nonexistent customer service and debatably the best phở in Hanoi. Being away from home awoke my yearning for the comforting slurps of umami-packed morning soup. The Cheerios I have for breakfast here, can't even compare.

Jan 12, 2012

Winter Updates

Hello hibernating lovers,

I've been back in school for winter term for a week now, been enjoying every minute of it. Studio hours are quite intense but I'm surviving. My assignment for the first week is to build a cube puzzle out of bass wood with a lock that rotates on the x, y, z axis. Abstract and very, erm, MIT.

Also, one last thing, I shall be home for Tet. So Hanoi babies, catch me with your open arms.

Bisous from Cambridge.

Dec 25, 2011


Yes, I'm acting like a kid from a tropical country who spent her life under a rock.

Dec 24, 2011

Night at the Museum


"One should either be a work of art or wear a work of art"
- Oscar Wilde