After some dinner @ Father’s Office in SM, Jp and I decided to stop by the New Era x 7thletter Art Show nearby. Check it out!
Woke up to a beautiful sunny day and decided to hit the roads with JP to find some lunch.
1 stop: Farmer’s Market for some fresh veggies & fruit for the week.
2 stop: Lemonade, for some lunch & of course some lemonade!
After scoping out Yelp for the reviews, we decided to go to Lemonade for a quick lunch on the way back home. This cafeteria-ish place was packed to the brim! Good food selection and good pricing as well.
For lunch, we had the strawberry spinach salad, cucumber cantaloupe with prosciutto salad, then cous cous with wild mushrooms (w/parmesan & truffle oil), and a side of ahi tuna with a citrus vinaigrette.
For all of the general side items, you can do the following combos:
1 item: $4.00
2 items: $7.50
3 items: okay, i forgot!!!
Then, all lemonades are $2.75. So far, my favs are: Peach Ginger Lemonade & Blueberry Mint Lemon Lemonade.
It looks like the Kogi Truck resurrected taco trucks into a hot trend, here on the mean streets of LA. I’m pretty finicky with my food, but I must say that Kogi is by far the best korean bbq tacos I’ve ever had. I must confess that JP and I have already tried some of their wannabe counterparts, but all of them failed to impress. So, kudos to Kogi and thanks for starting up this crazy taco truck craze!!!
We’ve seen everything from: the Indian Foods Truck (serving up cripsy prata), the BBQ Truck (serving up ribs and other fixin’s), and last but not least, we finally ran into a Burger Truck! I have yet to see the Nom Nom truck roaming around, so that review is way over due!!! I think they are still working out some kinks before the official grand opening.
I’ve always wondered why Asians love noodles?! Maybe it’s just something we grew up eating, so it’s just a staple in our diet. Any who, I love eating Ramen on cold days, and sometimes even when it’s warm outside. There’s just something soothing about a hot bowl of ramen, and something refreshing about cold noodles in the summer.
Chabuya on Sawtelle features a good selection of ramen, as well as salads, sandwiches (on the same type of bun you eat with Peking duck), and even appetizers.
My personal favorite is the Tori Ramen (aka chicken ramen), because it has a light broth that doesn’t taste all MSG’d out. The texture of the noodles are also reminiscent of the ramen they serve in Tokyo. I don’t care too much for the Classic ramen noodles they use in the regular broth, because they are too slick and less chewy.
Another favorite of mine is the pork chashu sandwich. They use the white fluffy bun (commonly served with Peking duck), then add thin slices of pork chashu, tomato, and a light sauce.
The best part about Chabuya is that they open late, so if you’re craving some ramen, head over and give Chabuya a try! Word of advice, it’s a place for ramen, so skip the appetizers. =)
Well, this Lily Allen vid says it all…
Have a fantastic weekend! xoxoxo
I know our relationship has been on and off for quite sometime. You’ve kept me company in my loneliest moments, and you’ve been there in my greatest moments… We had our good times, and probably more bad times. hahaha. So, I just wanted to let you know that it’s officially over. I will always cherish our moments together. Sniff Sniff. I’m moving on.
Look @ this lovely gift Manami brought from Japan. Arigato!
As a frequent jet-setter, the flight I always love the most, is the one back to LAX!!! You know you’re home when…
We’re doing great!
For all of our wonderful wedding guests, we chose these eco-chic gifts for a special purpose. After going to so many weddings, we were so tired of getting useless wedding favors…so, I came across the Flip & Tumble reusable totes. They are colorful, fun, and very portable.
JP and I went to the Ferry building last weekend for lunch, and guess what??? We saw our Flip & Tumble totes for sale at one of shops inside.
We hope you enjoy them!!!!
It’s official! I’m not a super detailed kind of person, but I must say that the wedding celebration was perfect. The weather was nice, glasses stayed full, and everyone was in good spirits. What a special day!
During my stay in the Bay Area, I had to find a place to satisfy my craving for Vietnamese food. The Slanted Door is a popular spot for Vietnamese (fusion-ish) cuisine, so I decided to give Out the Door a chance.
I must say that the best Vietnamese food is in SoCal in Bolsa, but when you’re hundreds of miles away, there has to be an alternative! So, at Out the Door, I tried the Beef Noodle Soup (aka Pho), Chicken Bun (aka Bao), Crispy Imperial Rolls, Green Papaya Salad, and the Pork Vermicelli. I highly recommend the Beef Noodle Soup, only because it doesn’t taste all MSG’d out! The Crispy Imperials Rolls are the best, and the Chicken Bun was tasty too.
I must warn you that the prices are a bit high, but the ingredients are definitely fresh. So, I guess it’s a trade off when you don’t have much selection in the area.
I remember the days when having a “pen pal” used to be cool, but must say, receiving snail mail is still cool! I especially love getting cards, because I know that the person hand picked it just for me.
One of my cousins recently had a baby boy, so I ran over to Papyrus to select the perfect card for them. Look!
While prepping for my wedding over the weekend, my friends decided to head down to Union Square for a quick shopping trip. Since we didn’t have a car and taking the cab would’ve been pretty expensive, we decided to hop on the BART.
In LA, if you don’t have a car, you’re pretty much screwed. I guess some folks in Santa Monica has the luxury of jumping on the Big Blue Bus, but everyone else is pretty much dependent on their cars .
The Bay area definitely has an awesome PT system, so getting around is super easy (like in Singapore) when you can’t score a ride.
I have a new found appreciation for art, especially the ones that are a lil more anime-ish. I also love pop art as well. We have lots of blank walls in our home that will be soon filled with some works of art. Will start looking around for some inspiration! Btw…here are some paintings that really caught my eye.
It feels like ages, since I’ve been on a field trip to a science museum. Growing up, I used to love going to the aquarium, historic sites, and especially the science museum with my mom and brother. The best part is being able to score some toys at the museum shop towards the end!!!
The California Academy of Sciences is surrounded by a giant park, that features endless trails and even an outdoor kiddie park with cool jungle gym like attractions. The parking is 2.50 an hour at the CAS, so we decided to street park and just walk it on over. Upon our arrival, we were greeted by a massive structure that was just breathtaking. It was a work of art! Please enjoy my field trip photos with JP, as we explored the California Academy of Sciences! BTW…General admission for adults is $25 and $20 if you show a student ID. I must warn you, the pics are amazing, but you have to go there in person to see all of the attractions. You won’t be disappointed!
It seems like people are constantly blaming others for their misfortunes, however I take great responsibility in dealing with my situations accordingly.
I must say, things are still going great, except for a little down sizing in the garage.
I love the scent of fresh herbs, fragrant flowers, and the sight of ripened peaches. Going to the Farmers Mkt is always a treat, since I love to cook with fresh and seasonal ingredients. SF has one of the best Farmers Mkt, and it is takes place several days a week at the Ferry Building. It’s always packed to the brim with the locals, as well as tourists from all over the world. Great atmosphere, fantastic foods.
If you can’t find me in LA, you can find me in the Bay @ Sophie’s! Unlike their soggy and bleh counterparts, Sophie’s has the perfect crepes that are slightly crispy around the edges. My favorite is the Japanese crepe, which has green tea gelato, red bean, and matcha sauce to top it off. My 2nd favorite is the strawberry, banana, and nutella crepe. And, last but not least, they can whip up a wide variety of savory crepes as well.
When I’m out and about traveling, I love to find unique gift items at the local establishments. I first discovered these Zuny guys at Japan Town (San Francisco) inside the Kinokuniya bookstore window display. They are leather animals that can be used as bookends, door stoppers, or simply as decoration for your living quarters. I think they are sooo cute!
There’s a super modern gas station on the corner of Robertson blvd. I think it’s a BP station. Looky.
This photo was taken from my living room sometime last week.
Spotted a sexy black Skyline in Bev. HIlls, as I was running errands last week. I got so excited and snapped a quick picture. As I inched the Smart car forward to proceed through the light, I looked over and saw Donald Sutherland in the black Skyline!!! He’s got to be at least in his 70s, so I think it’s super cool of him to be sporting that car around.