Growing up, I didn't cook for myself all that much. I was lucky enough to have my grandmother living at home with my family and me, so she cooked for all of us. When I moved into my dorm after high school, I mainly ate at the food courts on campus - so basically fast food. I found myself missing homecooked meals all the time. On my visits back home, I would ask my grandmother if I could help her cook and in the process learn from her.
When I finally moved into my own apartment, I was excited to start cooking for myself and experimenting in the kitchen. I think it's safe to say that I'm the best cook out of my siblings. When I visit my sisters, I'm usually the one whipping something up in the kitchen. I enjoy cooking because it's like a puzzle and in the end I get to share my food with my family and friends.
My love for cooking started when I lived in my dorm room. I would watch video after video on YouTube. Rosanna Pansino, Binging with Babish, and Bon Appetit are my top favorite channels to watch when I want inspiration in the kitchen. I don't think I'm good at coming up with fresh recipes, so I turn to YouTube to find new dishes to try and make my own. Currently, I've been cooking a variety of Asian dishes like broccoli beef, dumplings, and lots of stir-frys.