At Home, My Cooking

Daikon for Spring Cold Remedy

I slept in till 11am. He was already up and hungry. I quickly fixed breakfast for him. Nira & Pork Soon Tofu with Egg!

my breakfast: Banana & Honey Ginger Lemon Hot Water
I try not to get sick from him.

Honey Daikon
This is a sore throat remedy. Cut daikon into a half inch cubes, put them in the container and cover them evenly with honey. That’s all. I give him the honey daikon juice and I ate this leftover.

Around 1:30pm, I decided to have a Trader Joe’s pizza for lunch.

Pizza & Pinot Noir

Of course, I shred with him.

Dinner: Fried Tofu Gyoza, Mini Tomato, Daikon & Pork in Soy Gravy, Rice

I know he doesn’t like daikon, but daikon could be a remedy for his cold and cough. I tried to make something he could enjoy. It worked. He loved this daikon gravy over rice! I hope he will get better soon.

At Home, At Work, Restaurants

Celebrating Mexican Food

Breakfast: Cantaloup, Pain aux raisins, Coffee

Lunch: 4 Tacos, Asada, Carnitas & Pollo

We had a taco stand at work for all-you-can-eat-tacos. A Mexican family cooked BBQ and served authentic Mexican food. So delicious.

He is still sick and requested me to pick up tacos at Tacomiendo on the way home.

My dinner: Pescado Caesar Salad $7.50
Wow! This is so good. I love the crispy fish and perfectly seasoned. I can’t believe that it’s less than $10.

At Home, At Work

Udon Noodle for Him

Breakfast: Banana, Blueberry, Icelandic Style Yogurt

Morning Break: Soba Karinto + Coffee

Lunch: Braised Pork,  Bok Choy, Sauteed Kale, Rice

Dinner: Udon with Veggie Tempura, Egg & Nira, Edamame, Truffle English Cheddar + Bonterra Pinot Noir

He started feeling sick since last night. Udon is a typical meal when you don’t feel well.

At Home, At Work, Wine/Cheese/Sake

Carbonara & Pinot Noir


Lunch: Tabbouli Salad & His Curry

Opened a bottle of Bonterra Pinot Noir. Smooth and fruity. Unusually, he had a glass too.

Along with Pinot Noir: Cheese, Chicken Pate, Sauteed Kale, Celery

Dinner: Carbonara

At Home, At Work

Trader Joe’s Mousse Pate & Cheese

Breakfast: Banana, Cantaloup, Blueberry, Yogurt, Soba Karinto

Lunch: Chicken Curry & Rice

I felt like wine this evening and stopped by Trader Joe’s to pick up cheese or something.

Dinner by Trader Joe’s

At Home, At Work

His Chicken Curry

Cantaloup is so sweet.

Lunch: Ginger Pork & Rice
This is a make-ahead meal stocked in my freezer.

More souvenir from Japan

Fried Soba sweet pretzel (そばかりんとう)

He cooked dinner tonight.

Chicken Curry!

At Home, Restaurants

Dim Sum Brunch On Easter

We were craving for dim sum and debating between Chinatown, downtown LA or Din Tai Fung, 20 miles away. Our favorite one in Chinatown shut down a long time ago and all famous Chinese restaurants are located further in East LA. Then he found a four star place on yelp just 4 miles away from home.

After 15 minutes drive, we arrived the area and easily found a parking spot. Until the restaurant opened, we walked around.

Blue Bottle Coffee

Bonsai Tree along the street

This is the dim sum place

Jasmine Tea $4

Shrimp Dumpling $6.50

Pork & Shrimp Shumai $6.25, Sauteed Pea Shoots $9.50

House Beef Chow Mein $10.95

Steamed BBQ Pork Bun $6.95

Food is fairly good and the interior is fancier as dim sum restaurant. Price is probably doubled of ones in Chinatown.

Bao Dim Sum House
8256 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 655-6556

Enjoying egg Custard Tart (3pcs $6.25) at home

Leftover for dinner