First and foremost, I would like to welcome and thank you for visiting Noms, Not Bombs; the blog that is dedicated to searching for and appreciating the amazing joints that serve up delicious and unique bites.

I do appreciate all the love and support that all of you have given me thus far. Most of all, I hope that you have gotten to try out some of my suggestions for tasty foods and desserts and the places to get them.

Most people find it ironical that I own a website dedicated to reviewing foods and restaurants. This is because I do not have a background in culinary art studies nor do I have any history of working in the culinary sector. However, just like all of you lovely people who visit this website, I have a deep appreciation for food.

Most of you will bear witness that the taste of delicious food stays with a person long after the meal has ended. Sometimes you may even find yourself salivating at the memory of a good meal. The best thing about it all is that you do not have to visit a Michelin-starred restaurant to get quality meals.

Indeed, you can find a meal that is equally and sometimes, even more, satisfying at the numerous food trucks, street carts and even some of the more humble shopping plazas around. Seeking out good eateries and the delicacies that they serve is a hobby that I enjoy engaging in.

It often comes as a surprise to many people when I tell them I have not always had a great fascination for food. On the contrary, I was a very fussy eater in my earlier years, and I particularly did not have a liking for many foods including fish, eggs and even tofu.

To add on that, dinner at my house always (or at least most of the times) featured me seated in front of a TV tray laden with whatever I had in the fridge. On the other hand, eating out was a rather monotonous activity that often featured either a Japanese, Chinese or Korean cuisine. Simply put, I wasn’t too much of an explorer regarding food.

After high school however my relationship with food significantly changed. I started attaching great importance to the food I ate and started paying more attention to the different cuisines available.

My relationship with food particularly improved when I met Justin (who I consider my ultimate partner in food crime). It was he who challenged and spurred me towards exploring the food scene. The diversity of Los Angeles also played a great role, and within no time, I had already dug my teeth into different cuisines from different parts of the world.

My very first cuisines to try out were the Persian, Singaporean and even Armenian cuisines. LA also allowed me to sample delicacies from world renowned chefs and even from some of the more down-to-earth establishments found all over LA. Interestingly, I enjoyed every bit of my culinary exploration.

I started Noms, Not Bombs for the sole purpose of documenting my experiences (both positive and negative) while on my gastronomical adventures. The blog is not just for purposes of memory but is also meant to help other foodies in their adventures.

Since the inception of the blog in 2010, I have had the opportunity of trying out a wide range of foods, desserts, and drinks. I have also had a chance to make new friends along the way. I know, and I believe that Noms, Not Bombs has a great future, and I simply cannot wait to see what it holds for all of us; my readers included.