Hey, I'm Mikha! Surprisingly, I realize now that I didn't grow up in a family who just loved food - we celebrated it!
Eating was a time when the chaos of the world stopped and my family would come together to enjoy each other’s company and share a meal. Whether it was gathering around the dinner table after a hectic day to feast on a home-cooked meal, or exploring "must-try" restaurants while traveling, food always created memories of warmth and joy.
As soon as I stepped into the door to visit my Filipino family, the first question they’d ask was, “Did you eat yet?”
In translation, “How are you?” and “Let me take care of you”.
In Filipino culture, sharing food is deeply rooted as an expression of love - a way to take care of your loved ones.
So, when I say food is my love language, it’s because this was instilled in me at such a young age. It’s undoubtedly what nurtured my passion and curiosity for cooking!
Now, the world is my oyster and I have fallen in love with traveling. I eagerly explore and seek to experience new cultures through their cuisines. Local restaurants are always a must and I try local cooking classes when I can to learn about traditional dishes, ingredients, and styles of cooking!
Like, this was a local cooking class I took while visiting Bali - ugh, so much good food *drool*.
Through my blog, I’m sharing with you all the Asian dishes I devoured at the dinner table while growing up, adored while traveling, and everything in between.
They’re filled with time-saving tips, hand-holding directions, and simple ingredients because I believe that everyone should be able to enjoy a delicious meal - no matter your skill level or lack of time!
I also try to keep my recipes healthy-ish.
I say that because sometimes that means enjoying veggie-packed Shrimp Salad Spring Rolls that'll give you energy to own your day. Other times it means indulging in sweet Easy Mango Sticky Rice that does something magical to feed your soul.
Life is about balance, right?!
Whatever recipe you choose to make, you can guarantee it’s been put together with love for you and the people you love.
I hope you create some warm memories of your own with your family and friends as you pass this food around the table.
Now, grab a seat and let’s eat!