James Beard Media Awards Nominee

Nominee in the Foodways category. Nominated by Eater, 2023.

Best American Food Writing

Essay "Kimchi With a Side of Whale" selected by editor Mark Bittman, 2023.

International Association of Culinary Professionals Awards: Digital Media Winner

Winner in the Individual Food Blog Category. Awarded by the International Association of Culinary Professionals, October 2021.

Writer in Residence

Bunnell Street Art Center, Homer, Alaska, September 2021.

Sacramento Creative Economy Grant

Awarded by the Sacramento Office of Arts & Culture, November 2020.

Plaridel Awards 2020: Best International Reporting & Best Food Story 

Best International Story for "Filipino Restaurateurs in Europe Grapple With the Pandemic." Best Food Story for "Little Manila in Tbilisi, Georgia: An OFW Escape." Awarded by the Philippine American Press Club, October 2020. 

Doreen Gamboa Fernandez Food Writing Award: 1st Place & 3rd Place

1st place for "Migratory Species: The Filipina Fish Processors of the Faroes." 3rd place for "Dalagang Bukid: The Mountain Maiden of the Seas." Awarded by the Food Writers' Association of the Philippines, February 2020.

Migration Advocacy and Media Award: Best Blog on Migration

Awarded by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas, Office of the President of the Philippines, December 2019.

Plaridel Awards 2019: Best Food Story

For "Matstofan: The Filipino Taste in Iceland." Awarded by the Philippine American Press Club, October 2019.

GoFundMe Gives Back

Awarded by the GoFundMe Team, October 2019. 

Writer in Residence

Nes Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland, September–October 2019.