It was a success!

As you know, yesterday, I hosted a private tasting event. I must say that I did get overwhelmed when the time got closer to starting. I do get nevous about other people eating my food because I’m so hard on myself and sabotage myself into thinking that they won’t like it. However, that wasn’t the…

Updates!

In a couple of days, I’ll be having my first pop-up tasting event. I’m sooooooo excited. Just finished my checklist of what to get done before Saturday. I revised [or shall I say “improved” The Empress and Dragon’s Breath noodle bowls. I’ve also updated my logo! Also, I’ve created an instagram account [@tsb_thesmilingbelly], so um….go follow it, lol….

4.21.18

I’m so excited. On April 21st, I’m hosting my first private tasting event. I think that this is the step in the right direction for me and my company. I’ve tweaked or shall I say “upgraded” the taste profile of the “Dragon’s Breath” and “The Empress” noodle bowls. I even created a new logo. I’m…

The Empress

[Photo couresty of Erica R. Lindsey] The Empress is a very simple, yet hearty dish. Although this noodle bowl looks so basic, it has the Japanese hand-pulled somen noodles [my first time ever experiencing those] that are so thin, soft, and looks like fine silks; the crunch of the raw carrots; the nuttiness of the…

Telling A Story

Each item that I have presented on the menu, I want it to tell a story. I want it to connect with emotions. For example, Dragon’s Breath doesn’t have to come from a place of anger, but it could be the strength of a warrior. The Empress could resonate with someone’s happiness rather than be a bowl to…

Desk of erica.

I’m thinking about doing a small soft opening soon. I’m quite excited about it, but nervous at the same time. I’ve already picked out the utensils, tools, and menu item that I’m going to produce. I don’t have an exact date as of yet. So…. Wish me luck on my journey. erica.

Dragon’s Breath

[Photo courtesy: Erica R. Lindsey] In December, I’d fiddled with the idea of making noodles from scratch. In culinary school, we’ve made pasta. I had a pasta machine and a drying rack. At home, I have neither. However, I didn’t let it hinder me from making these noodles. In my tiny kitchen, I was able…

welcome.

Welcome to the smiling belly. As much as I enjoy creative things in life, cooking is one of my passions. I enjoy experimenting with food despite being a very picky eater. Right now all of the TSB creations will be made in my home. It is my dream to someday have it a bistro or possibly a food…