i’m so happy that you’re here!
I’m here to inspire you to cook more and save more

Hi! My name is Kelly! At Vocabulary of Food, we believe that there is no love more sincere than the love of good food. Food has the ability to evoke strong emotions and memories, and it is a powerful means of self-expression. That’s why we are passionate about creating and sharing recipes. On my blog, you’ll find a mix of classic dishes as well as creative recipes that blends the flavors of cuisines. I hope to share my love of food with my readers and inspire them to cook.

In the kitchen, we are free to be creative, to let our imaginations run wild and our taste buds dance.


food is the unbreakable bond that ties us to what we hold dear
our families, friendships, memories, and the traditions that shape us

I started filming my cooking because of my deep-rooted passion for food and cooking, which has been a prominent feature in my family’s history. My grandfather started off a chef on a cruise ship and eventually saved enough money for my grandparents to move to America, where they opened a Chinese take-out restaurant, with their six children. My father met my mom in school. Soon after, he frequented the restaurant where their friendship eventually blossomed.

My father aspired to become a pastry chef, but he eventually gave up his dream for a more practical job. My parents opened a coffee shop and bakery, where I spent my childhood. Both of my family’s businesses not only fostered my love for cooking but also, provided me with invaluable insights into the culinary industry. I grew up surrounded by the rich culinary traditions of my heritage and have always been passionate about cooking homemade meals.


life is about the little things
but it’s especially about eating deliciously

In a world where social media platforms like TikTok have pushed negative messages about unhealthy eating habits, it’s time to shift our perspective. Our main goal is to transform people’s perceptions of food, particularly among young people. We are dedicated to building an inclusive community that motivates and supports individuals through accessible recipes, encouraging positive habits. We want to inspire a positive mindset towards food and empower readers to embrace a culinary journey that embraces self-care, balance, and appreciation for the incredible power of nourishing oneself.

Secondly, our aim is to provide written recipes for traditional family favorites, especially since many families may not have written recipes for their cherished dishes. By doing so, we hope to preserve these recipes for future generations and ensure that they are accessible to anyone who wants to try them.

Lastly, through our blog, we strive to make these cuisines accessible and approachable to everyone. That’s why we create written posts in addition to video and photography content, catering to different types of learners. By making these cuisines more accessible and approachable, we hope to inspire others to explore new flavors and embrace the diversity of our global food culture.


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Golden brown crab rangoons arranged on a white ceramic plate. The crispy fried dumplings are paired with a small white ramekin of sweet Thai chili sauce.

Crab Rangoon