I always say that an Asian body needs Asian food, but there are days when I don’t have the time to go to an Asian restaurant, and all I have is Val. I also happen to be from California and LOVE California Pizza Kitchen, where they have one of my all-time favorite Thai Chicken Pizzas. … More How to Make Val Decent, Take 5: Thai Chicken Pizza Bagel
Here are things I’ve gathered: 1) I should eat more salads. 2) Somebody needs to take me on a date to somewhere that isn’t Miss Saigon or High Horse 3) I need to control myself. Sometimes I ask my friends if I embarrass them with the number of pictures I take. Responses vary. Mozzarella Sticks … More Dear Me, Stop Eating. Love, Me.
It’s going to sound weird but get yourself a bowl (or cone, if you’re feeling ambitious) of vanilla frozen yogurt, drizzle olive oil on it, and then sprinkle on some sunflower seeds. It sounds REALLY weird, but it’s REALLY good. Olive oil is just good for you in general and so are sunflower seeds. So … More How to Make Val Decent, Take 4: Froyo with a Twist
Full credit goes to Maddy Sung for introducing me to this delicious and healthy-ish dish. Take whatever pasta you like, some butter or olive oil as a healthy alternative, lots of cheese, and edamame and put it in a bowl. I also added sunflower seeds, which I do for pretty much everything in Val, to … More How to Make Val Decent, Take 3: Yummy Pasta!!
If you’re like my friend who gave up sweets until Halloween or like myself who lives by the mantra “butter makes everything better,” you might want a healthy dessert here and there when you do need a “palette cleanser.” I think this one is common knowledge, but I was SO thrilled (kind of) when my … More How to Make Val Decent, Take 2: A Healthy Dessert
After three years at Amherst, I’ve had to learn the subtle art of making Valentine Hall to my taste. As much as I love Jambalaya (I don’t), I have to be a little more creative sometimes. The other day my friend Claire came over to the table with a baked potato, and it looked and … More How To Make Val Decent, Take 1: The Baked Potato
I’ve recently had very little to write about. Usually, when I run out of food-related things, I usually turn to semi-angsty posts about friendship, love, and life. But I just haven’t felt the need to express anything through writing, which I usually use as a cathartic exercise. It’s just easier to write when you’re sad, … More It’s Easier to Write When You’re Sad
A new Chinese restaurant called Oriental Flavor popped up recently and is surprisingly really authentic and good. If it wasn’t clear enough how authentic this place is, most of the people who work there can’t really speak English… Check it out! It’s the closest to real Chinese food as you’ll get. For those of you … More Asian Food at Amherst (^_^)
It’s only September and I already miss this place… Couple of quick notes: 1) If you wanted to know, my favorite places around Amherst are High Horse, Esselon Café, and Miss Saigon!! (Fresh Side and Hillside Pizza are close runner-ups) 2) Take advantage of outdoor seating while it’s still warm. It’s wonderful and guarantees happiness … More Amherst Isn’t So Bad…
After my fall abroad in Paris and a semester at Amherst to end my junior year, it hit me that I only have one year left of college. Thinking back to the end of my freshman year, I remember thinking that college had changed me or at least I had matured so much. But as … More End of Another Year and Start of Another Summer