There are multiple locations of Ham Ji Park: one on W. 6th Street, one on W. Pico Boulevard, and one in Buena Park. The hubs and I were told to go here for gamja tang, a comforting Korean pork neck and potato stew. This stew is one of the hubs’s favorite—he says it’s best after a night of drinking soju. But this time, since the in-laws joined us in L.A., instead of a late-night snack, we had the gamja tang for early dinner. The stew was very good, but I’ve

My in-laws love visiting L.A. because they feel right at home in Koreatown—you can virtually get by with only speaking Korean. Day 1 in Los Angeles Ham Ji Park Griffith Observatory For lunch, we hit up Ham Ji Park, which was recommended by a friend for their gamja tang, a Korean pork neck and potato stew usually consumed late night after much soju. After lunch, the mama-in-law wants to shop for Korean ingredients—red pepper flakes for making kim chi, to be exact—so we wander over to a Korean food boutique

Hurricane Harvey relief: How you can help

#harvey relief: Dropping donations to #houston shelters

Posted by Christine Ha on Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Once the Houston roads began clearing by Tuesday morning, the hubs and I drove through the relentless rain collecting donations from neighbors and friends to deliver them to local shelters. We even live-streamed the collection and drop-off on my Facebook. I fortuitously discovered a “donate” link you could add to your Facebook Live video, so I included it in the post, linking it to the Houston Food Bank, which happens to the the largest food bank in America feeding the nation’s fourth largest city. I’m proud to say as I

I live in Houston, and all that’s been on our minds lately is Hurricane-turned-Tropical Storm Harvey, which has been shredding southeast Texas to pieces since late last week. While I have been fortunate thus far—my family, friends, and neighbors are safe, and our house is still intact and dry—there are many of my fellow Houstonians whose lives and properties have been severely impacted by Harvey. Having lived in Houston for most of my life, I’ve experienced quite a few hurricanes, storms, and floods. I thought I’d take this opportunity to

Because I live in Houston where there’s a United Airlines hub, I frequently fly United. I thought it would be fun to shoot a series on my YouTube channel in which I do a true blind taste test of the three snack boxes available on UA flights. [Embed]https://youtu.be/Y6YWzny6pzM[/embed] I taste each item, guess what they are, and then give my rating. When my stomach growls thirty thousand feet above ground, these snack boxes are my go-to purchases—I like the variety inside (remember my palate gets bored easily. [Embed]https://youtu.be/Pshfa7rR3z0[/embed] They may

I’ve been on the board of advisors for Aira for a couple of years now, and I’m proud to see how much the tech start-up has grown since its grassroots days in San Diego. Today, I’m happy to share with you Aira’s latest project, which has them partnering with AT&T to launch this social campaign called #ExperienceMore. In an effort to raise awareness about and champion the resilience of blind people everywhere, AT&T and Aira are asking such individuals to share their own personal story of how they #ExperienceMore. (You

How could I blog about my last trip to London and the two great dining experiences I had at Hoppers and Dishoom and not leave you with my recipe for yummy chicken tikka masala? In my opinion, chicken tikka masala is the perfect introductory dish to Indian cuisine. It’s incredibly flavorful and rich, and pairs well with either basmati rice or naan, an Indian flatbread eaten with the hands. In fact, chicken tikka masala is so beloved even beyond its south Asian borders that it’s been declared the national dish

This place was so good, we had it twice. I would describe Dishoom as a modern south Asian bistro. It’s one of my favorites in London. It’d be the one stop I make if I had a Heathrow layover. Yes, it’s that good. The hubs and I stopped by the Covent Garden restaurant for the first time during breakfast, and while the place was busy, we were immediately seated. We ordered a bacon and egg naan roll (£6.90)—think breakfast taco with Indian flair. The bacon was dry-cured for five days,

I love me some tapas. My palate gets bored easily so the best way for me to dine is to have a variety of dishes from which I can nibble. Three bites, and I’m ready to move on. Barrafina fulfills all my food fantasies. A Spanish tapas restaurant located in the hip neighborhood of Soho, Barrafina is a small tapas bar serving thoughtful, unfussy food. The service, too, is quick and thorough. There’s nothing not to adore about this place: attentive servers delivering well-executed small plates in a quiet, unadorned,

London is known for having some of the best south Asian food in the world. Because the British long ago colonized India and, thus, many Indians eventually emigrated to the United Kingdom, bringing their cuisines with them, and because the ingredient quality is supposedly superior in the UK, the south Asian food here is purportedly even better than that in its motherland. I wish I’d tried south Asian food during my first trip to London back in 2001 as a backpacker fresh out of college. Instead of curry and lassi,

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