Hi! I’m Dana ◡̈
I started Cook With Dana because I loved cooking new recipes and eating asian food. Cooking was also a place for me to relax and I found the sounds of bubbling, sizzling and chopping quite therapeutic. This feeling inspired me to create calming content for my audience.
On my blog, you will find easy Asian recipes that is influenced by the foods that I’m craving and what I ate during traveling. In addition, you will also find my family’s Chinese (mostly Cantonese cuisine) recipes. My goal is to create authentic recipes that remind you of your family’s home cooked meals.
My love for food comes from..
My family always made delicious home cooked meals! They also owned a Chinese and Japanese restaurant so I was able to learn a few tricks here and there. Not only were there lots of food variety, but my family focused on sourcing the freshest meat and vegetables! Ever since I was little, we would have family dinners with my uncles, aunts and cousins. All we talked about at the dinner table was the FOOD! The delicious food definitely influenced me to become such a foodie today. I’m so blessed to have great cooks in my family to teach me cooking tips and how to cook authentic Chinese food.
Travel for food
One of my favorite things to do besides eating and cooking, is traveling. I love to try the food from the native area and show my friends my favorite spots because we all deserve to eat good food. That’s why I created fun travel blog posts to show where you can find the best food in that area. I only show my closest friends (which is you hehe) the BEST FOOD, so don’t sleep on the recs (like this extra large kimbap in my photo!). You can also find food/travel recommendations (New York, LA, Japan & Korea) on my Instagram highlights (at the top of the page under my profile picture)!
Happy eating and cooking.
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