At Work, Restaurants, At Home

Spicy Champon Noodle @ H Mart

I had a casual dinner with a friend at H Mart, food court. I was craving for Korean food but somehow ended up with something else.

Spicy Champon $8.95
I am not sure this is Japanese or Korean, but it’s spicy and sweet enough to satisfy me.

Corn Cob for dessert


Breakfast: Plum from the farmers market


Blueberry Yogurt Cake & Coffee followed

Leftover Lunch


At Home, At Work

Personal Pizza & Salad

Today, we had a company event and lunch was provided.

A huge salad with ranch dressing
It’s been a while that I had this kind of simple salad with ranch. It was surprisingly enjoyable.

Personal size vegetable pizza




At Home, At Work, Diet, My Cooking

Low Carb Meals

Breakfast: Yellow Peach, Blueberry Yogurt Cake

Lunch: Tomato, Broccoli, Salmon & Mushroom Ajillo, Zucchini Peperoncino

Afternoon Break #1

Afternoon Break #2

Dinner: Chicken Sou Vide with Bell Pepper Yogurt Sauce, Curry Pickled Egg, Salmon Ajillo

At Home, Restaurants

Brunch @ République

A friend and I went out for brunch. We knew this place would require us to wait in a line for 30 minutes to an hour.

The line was very long and intimidating.

In 35 minutes, we finally got in front of pastry showcase.

Doughnuts and breads look good.
Another 5 minutes wait. We ordered at the counter and seat ourselves with a numbered cup.

The signature interior with long communal tables in the center

“Courtyard” dining area in the back

Wine cellar on the second floor

Smoked Salmon Tartine $14, Green Juice $8, Omelette $17, Chai Tea $4

Overall, food is pretty good. Interior is cool. I am not sure if I want to wait in a line again. Parking is hectic too.

624 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(310) 362-6115

Sesame Eclair & Paris Brest for to-go
We went back home and shared them with him.

Easy dinner: Yakisoba


Breakfast: Pastries + Coffee

Since yesterday, I have had too much carbs. It’s time to start low carb diet again.

At Work, Restaurants, Wine/Cheese/Sake/Beer

Molcajete Burrito @ Nina’s Mexican Food

He always searches good Mexican restaurants and found this one.

Complimentary Chips & Salsa

Molcajete Burrito (Asada) $9

This is so delicious. Good amount meat, moderately spicy sauce, cheese and avocado on top…well balanced all together.

He had a regular burrito and regretted not having this wet one. Of course, I shared with him, but wanted to have a whole thing 🙂 Yes, it was that good.

Nina’s Mexican Food
1651 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-5081

After dinner, we split sparkling rose can.


Breakfast: American cherries, banana

Followed by Creme Brûlée pastry

It was not so good as it looked.

Lunch: Leftover from last night + Shrimp Tiella

At Home, At Work, Restaurants, Wine/Cheese/Sake/Beer

Skinny Canned Wines

I found different types canned wines at BevMo. Skinny ones. This would be a perfect size for me. Can’t wait to try them.



Takeout Dinner: Backyard Marinated Steak with Kale & Quinoa from Tender Greens

This pinot noir is supposed be chilled, but I drank as is. It’s smooth and fruity with cherry and raspberry flavor.

Dessert: Sweet Sake