About Me


Welcome to All Day I Eat!

My name is Patrick and as you can see, I love cooking and baking. And just as much, eating. 😀 

I also love ethnic food and consider myself to be a somewhat adventurous eater. (sometimes a bit impulsive too)

With that, I often go on multi-day cooking binges on ethnic cuisines (Japanese is one of my specialties, as is New American, two of my favorites.)

I try to eat healthy like everyone else, but I do thoroughly enjoy satisfying my cravings for steak and ice cream.

Two books that have recently changed my perspectives on food are the Omnivore’s Dilemma and Real Food, Fake Food.

Good reads for anyone who likes to eat. I promise.

As a result of this new awareness, I have decided to incorporate more plant-based foods into my diet and reserve meat for special occasions.

So expect more of that going forward. I know my desire to eat more vegetables will take some strength to stick to.

But I know I can do it. And so can you! 

Eating different types of food enables me to travel the world using my sense of taste and smell.

With that combination, I can close my eyes and be in a land far far away.

I can’t fly like Peter Pan, but I will do my best to just give you a solid taste of Never-Neverland you won’t forget.

If Tinkerbell is spreading her magic dust✨ like there’s no tomorrow… Remember. All you have to do is: think happy thoughts. 🙂

I hope that you will join me as I think happy thoughts and embark on many adventures in the years to come.

If you have any questions or comments, I’d love to hear from you.

I can be contacted on my contact page or found on social media here:
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All Day I Eat was established on July 15, 2016.

It was a few weeks prior to this date, that I had injured myself and was unable to walk.

I had to cancel a surf trip I had planned and was on crutches for a good 6 weeks.

It was during this time, that I was quite sedentary and needed an outlet for all the energy I had inside.

I did a lot of reading, thinking, and as much cooking as I could.  Eventually, I decided my own website could be an opportunity to give something back to the world.

I’ve been reading and using blogs for many years, mostly food and travel related.

And have found them quite useful and I hope you can find something useful or entertaining while you are here.



Curious about the shark?

As a surfer, one of my greatest fears is getting attacked by sharks.

I thought I’d take that mortal fear of mine and spin it into something fun.

See this post to see how the shark was born- Throwback Thursday -The Birth of the All Day I Eat Shark 

Watch this video for the February 2017 Valentine’s Day Edition

Watch this video for the March 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Edition

Watch this video for the April 2017 Easter Edition

Watch this video for the May 2017 Kids Day Edition


You still want to know more about me!? Here’s a bit more-
I was born in Hawaii, but have lived most of my life in Southern California.

I’m based in Los Angeles and live with my girlfriend who helps to eat. And also with the cleaning side of things.

I am a Pisces and love my brethren fish.

And even more so, eating them.

I love the ocean. And couldn’t imagine life without it.

My cooking and baking inspiration comes from many places.

Common sources include my favorite magazines: Bon Appetit, Food and Wine, Cook’s Illsutrated and various blogs and  Japanese websites.

I cook not only for the experience, but for my health.

I always cut the salt, cut the sugar, and use olive oil whenever possible.

I try to minimize the use of processed ingredients. And virtually all my recipes are from scratch.

Two things integral to my culinary development are: eating out and travel.

Hence, those two sections on this site.

Aside from food, I often travel to see live music.

I believe music is the answer. Just like the song.

I listen to mostly electronica and rock with a little jazz and world music sprinkled in.

So I guess sometimes I travel with my ears too. Not just my mouth.

When not traveling, I am always dreaming about my next big trip.

Many years ago, I saved up some money and went on a 6-month trip to Asia. It’s one of the best experiences I’ve ever had.

I hope I have the opportunity to do that again in the next few years.


First time here? Here’s a quick rundown-

There are 5 main sections:

  • Recipes 
    • My specialties are New American and Japanese food. And I really enjoy mixing things up, so you’ll see a good mix reflected in my posts!
    • All of my recipes are made from scratch.
  • Travel
    • Trip reports on my world travels
    • I travel using points and miles.
      • Interested in learning more? I have an online course that is available for a limited time!
    1. Blog
  • Hydroponic Gardening 
    • I unfortunately don’t have a backyard or space for a real garden. As such, I’ve discovered hydroponics as an alternative growing method. See some of the things I’ve grown in this section.
  • Resources 


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