May is AAPI Heritage Month, and now more than ever, it’s important to feature truly authentic experiences from people who can tell their stories best. We crowdsourced our Stasher Squad — AKA you! — to find out which bloggers you truly love. These 13 talented AAPI food bloggers know the ins-and-outs of the food trends you — and we! — love to recreate in our kitchens. (And they’re definitely creating mouthwatering recipes we can’t wait to try.)
2. @Veggiekins: Love pink with pops of green? Then Remy Park’s IG feed is definitely going to make your mouth water. A recipe developer and food photographer, Park is known for her whole food vegan and gluten-free recipes, non-toxic living, and tips to help you live well. (Her Baby Gem Lettuce Salad with Lemon Oil & Dukkah is a current favorite of ours.)
3. @omsom: Vietnamese American sisters Vanessa and Kim Pham created Omsom to bring loud Asian flavors to your fingertips any and every day of the week. No diluted dishes. No cultural compromise. Just real-deal Asian cuisine too delicious to deny!
4. @chez.jorge: What started as an Instagram log of George Lee’s everyday cooking turned into using food to reconnect with and preserve his heritage during COVID-19. A Taiwanese cook with culinary training in the fundamentals of French cuisine at Le Cordon Bleu, Lee features cooking demos centered around plant-based dishes, specifically of his childhood Taiwanese favorites.
5. @yeungmancooking: Looking to make simple, restaurant-style recipes that are also vegan? Wil Yeung, a Hong Kong born Canadian YouTube chef and cookbook author, is here to help you do just that!
6. @LokoKitchen: Lauren Ko is an artist, self-taught home baker, and author of the best-selling cookbook, PIEOMETRY. We’re hypnotized by her geometric, signature spoke design that’s been dubbed the “modern lattice.”
7. @TableForTwo: With a cooking philosophy based on simple, healthy, quick, and delicious meals, Julie Chiou believes food is the common denominator in human connection. Follow her for dishes with ease — especially for weeknights and busy days!
8. @HelloLisaLin: Lisa Lin started her blog as a creative outlet to master her mother’s recipes and share them with her followers. Now it has turned into a career! (Psst: Follow her mother at @hellomamalin.)
9. @Rawmanda: An animal lover to the core, Amanda’s bright and abundant feed is overflowing with plant-based recipes, making it a great place to start for beginner vegans. She makes tons of vegan staples like tempeh and sweet potato buddha bowls that will help ease your transition into veganism.
10. @Woon.heng: Resident @Food52 recipe developer WoonHeng Chia shares Asian plant- based deliciousness that you can make in your kitchen. As you scroll through her feed, you'll notice Malaysian cooking — known for its wide variety of fresh vegetables, fruits, and spices — plays a major influence.
11. @WhatGreatGrandmaAte: Navigating food sensitivies? The author of Korean Paleo has got it covered! Nutritional Therapy Practioner Jean Choi creates feel-good recipes with real, minimally processed ingredients.
12. @ChicagoFoodGirl: “Most likely thinking about my next meal” is in Mina Im’s IG bio. And, honestly? Same. If eating out is your happy place, I'm your girl! Her feed is full of fine dining wanderlust — which is perfect as the world starts opening back up!
13. @Cyneats: The wildly talented creator Cynthia Linh combines her love of food with her passion for photography. She shares her best photography tips alongside mouth-watering recipes.