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Strawberry Passion Fruit Milk Tea Recipe

This recipe is sponsored by Torani, and all thoughts and opinions here are my own.

Spring is here and it’s time for milk tea! Considering the days have begun to warm, I’m opting for yummy milk tea recipes on ice. Whether you’re addicted to Bubble Tea, currently sipping on a Thai Tea or still haven’t put your Dalgona tea down, April is the month to indulge in this delightfully refreshing treat because April 30th just happens to be National Bubble Tea Day!

This Strawberry Passion Fruit Milk Tea is slightly tart with a tropical tang, offset by a creamy sweet tea.  Boba optional, but highly recommended.  This recipe shines because of Torani Puremade Syrups – made with no artificial flavors, no artificial colors and no artificial preservatives and are GMO Free.

Strawberry Passion Fruit Milk Tea

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

2 oz (4 Tbsp) Torani Puremade Passion Fruit Syrup
16 oz. iced green tea
4-8 Tbsp your choice of milk
Strawberry puree
Tapioca pearls, if desired (cooked according to the package instructions)

Steep green tea in hot water for about 10 min. Refrigerate until cool
Combine ingredients in two 16 oz. glasses filled with ice. Stir gently. Add tapioca pearls if desired.

Torani Puremade Syrups deliver amazing flavor with the ingredients you love. No artificial flavors, no artificial colors and no artificial preservatives. GMO Free. They mix well and are crafted to bring out the best in your drinks so you can make something your own.  I especially enjoy that one flavor can create endless recipes. You can find Torani Puremade Syrups online at torani.com

Macaroni & Pork Rib Soup Recipe (Súp Nui Sườn Heo)

This is the perfect soup for a cold or rainy day. It’s super simple and can be customized any way you like it!


  • 1-2 lbs of pork spare ribs
  • 1 bag of dry elbow macaroni (cooked per package directions)
  • 1 bag of baby carrots
  • potatoes (quartered)
  • 2 boxes of 32oz chicken broth
  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 tbsp chicken bouillon seasoning


  • salt and pepper
  • fried garlic/shallots
  • lime
  • cilantro
  • green onions
  • fish sauce (to taste)
  • sate chili oil / chili garlic / sambal


  • Add pork spare ribs to a pot of salted water and boil until the impurities are drawn out
  • Remove the ribs and rinse with cold water, then return to a clean pot
  • Add chicken broth and 3 cups of water
  • Bring it to boil and reduce down to a simmer for about 20 minutes
  • Add carrots and potatoes
  • Let simmer for another 20 minutes or until everything is tender
  • Add 2 tbsp of chicken bouillon seasoning, or more to taste
  • Assemble bowl with macaroni noodles and pour the soup over the noodles
  • Add garnishes and enjoy!

Air Fryer Crispy Roasted Pork Belly Recipe (Thịt Heo Quay)

This was my first time making this! The skin was crispy and meat was flavorful and juicy. Let me know how yours turns out, or what I should do differently. I’m still experimenting, but we thought this one came out pretty tasty.

If you don’t have an air fryer, I’ve listed the cooking time and temp at the bottom 🙂

Please excuse the bad photo! Will update next time.

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Vietnamese Braised Pork Recipe (Thịt Kho)

I’m just going to keep this description short since I usually skip over this when I’m searching for other recipes. Here’s how I currently make Vietnamese Braised Pork / Thịt Kho. I know there are lots of different ways to make it, but this is our favorite way so far. If you have any recommendations or suggestions, or if you see any mistakes, please let me know! I’m constantly tweaking the recipes to every dish we make. For those that already know how to make this, I’d love to know what you do differently 🙂

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Oahu Guide


It’s been awhile since I’ve added any new city guides to my site. I’ve been getting a huge amount of requests these past few weeks for Hawaii, so I’ve finally decided to add a new post! People have been asking me which island they should visit, but I can’t really say because I’ve only been to Oahu! Why? Because it’s foodie paradise! We would’ve loved to island hop and visit the other islands, but our time was limited.

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