At Home, At Work, My Cooking

Spaghetti Napolitan Plate

I decided to treat him with his favorite, Napolitan & Karaage Chicken today.

Appetizer: Smoked Salmon Avocado & Karaage with Beer for him and Wine for me

Dinner: Spaghetti Napolitan, Lettuce, Broccoli, Canpari Tomato, Carrot, Karaage Chicken


Breakfast: Strawberries, Ripe Banana, Yogurt Drink

Lunch: Swiss Chard Rice Ball x2, Tomato, Lotus Root, Pork Wrapped Bell Pepper & Cheese

Chocolate of the Week

Crunchy Quinoa

At Home, Restaurants

Thai Beef Noodle Soup

We went to Siam Chan for early dinner.

Yum Woon Sen $8.95

Roast Duck Over Rice $9.95
First time to try this dish. Star Anise is a little overpowering to me, but he loves it very much.

Beef Noodle Soup $8.95
Also something new. Broth is flavorful. I love it, but he says ok.

Siam Chan
1611 Colby Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 444-4981


Breakfast: Simple Pizza Toast

Chocolate Banana Cake
“Baked” in microwave for 1 minute


At Home, My Cooking

Swiss Chard Rice Balls

Inspired by photos on Instagram , I made swiss chard rice balls for dinner.

I used rainbow chard, but it was not colorful as I hoped.

I mixed chopped stems and tuna into rice, but should’ve saved colorful stem for decoration.

Came out ok for the first time


Along with lotus root, salmon avocado salad, white wine

Tastes a little bland. He suggests to mix carnitas, Mexican beans and salsa into rice next time. That might be a good idea.

Followed by Pork Wrapped Japanese Bell Pepper & Mozzarella


Crunchy French Toast @ Blu Jam Cafe

I went out for a brunch with a new friend. We picked this place because it’s the top listing (or rated) on yelp when searching ‘breakfast & brunch’ for Los Angeles. Maybe because of that, there was a long line of 20 to 30 people when we arrived. Luckily it took only 20 minutes or so for us to get a table.

Crunchy French Toast & Maui French Toast $13.95 each, Iced Cafe Latte $4.50

French brioche dipped in our secret batter, rolled in crunchy corn flakes and grilled to perfection, topped with fresh berries, served with powdered sugar and vanilla bean sauce.

Hers is same crunchy  french toast with caramelized bananas, mint, shaved coconut, powdered sugar, tropical pineapple sauce.

It was pretty good but a little heavy with corn flakes. Vanilla bean sauce is surprisingly very light. We both finish only three pieces and took the rest home.

Blu Jam Cafe
7371 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 951-9191

On the way home, we stopped by Fred Segal and enjoyed window shopping. So many good stuff!

At Home, Restaurants, Sick

Taking Sick Day & Late Night Tacos

During the night I felt so sick in stomach and woke up. I knew it would be coming. I admit I ate more than I was able to digest in time. Especially heavy meat. I went back to sleep around 4:30am but still felt sick in the morning.

I took a sick day and rested my stomach all morning. Around 2pm, I felt hungry so had water, banana and oj, but got sick again.

Around 7pm I was so hungry to eat udon.

Later I felt that my stomach was having a hard time to digest.

My husband had an appointment at UCLA Medical Center for some check up at 10pm. I came along…

After that, he tried a street taco truck.

People kept coming. Wow, it must be good, but I could’t take it 😦

I was just watching his food 😦