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A Stressful Monday

Monday Blue…

It is not an ordinary one.

I had a stressful task to get a situation better.

I need sugar, but try to hold myself…


I admit I had a little kitkat around 3pm and a piece of chocolate around 8pm. It definitely helps to get going.

breakfast: veggie juice, orange, strawberry, blueberry, banana & oatmeal

lunch: soba noodle & okra

dinner: roasted kale & walnut sauce spaghetti

Event, Restaurants

Sunday Afternoon in Hollywood

Finally, it is the day for The Book of Mormon, a musical play at Pantages Theater in Hollywood. We arrived there a couple of hours earlier than the show starts and hung out during happy hour at a gastropub.

We started with beer. I am glad they have my favorite, Blue Moon. He had a bitter one. $4 each

A trio of sliders, short rib, seared ahi & grilled veggie $14, Saint Felix infamous fries $5, Cuban tacos $5

I was craving for these kinds of food since the organic cleanse. Finally. Beer, taco, slider and fries!

Unfortunately, the food was alright, not outstanding. He enjoyed a glass of red wine next. I hoped to have a glass of white as well. But, beer filled me up to top and I couldn’t take it. Shoot! I should start with wine instead.

Saint Felix
1602 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 469-5001

gelato: raspberry & mascarpone $4.50

We moved to next door and had dessert.

Caffe Etc.
6371 Selma Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 464-8824

There are so many bars and restaurants on the street. Some places open till 4am! I think Hollywood is dangerous and he wants to live there. Hmmm 😦

breakfast: croissant sandwich, egg & pepper jack cheese

lunch: soba noodle with okra

At Home, Restaurants

Yuko Kitchen & Milk Jar Cookies

I hung out with my girl friend this afternoon. First we had lunch at Yuko Kitchen in Miracle Mile as she suggested. It is a little cute place and they serves decent food for reasonable price. My hubby actually went there once for weekday lunch as well.

Spicy Salmon RIce Bowl $8.70
Spicy Tuna, Smelt Eggs, Green Onion, Pickle Radish on bed of Organic Green and Rice

I like they serve a lot of green instead of full of rice, which made me less guilty. Actually the portion was just right for me.

The dessert and special drinks are appealing, but we moved to other place because it was a little chilly to sit in the patio.

Yuko Kitchen
5484 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 933-4020


Then we found this charming cookie shop/tea salon.

OMG, I couldn’t hold myself to stay away from them.

earl grey $2.50 & white chocolate raspberry cookie $3.00

I love the combination of white chocolate and raspberry (sweet & sour). Deco is very pretty and we enjoyed girl’s talk for two hours!

Milk Jar Cookies
5466 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 634-9800

Afterwards, we stopped by an art gallery which had an exhibition for a famous Japanese artist, Yoshitomo Nara. This has nothing to do with food. But, I was shocked to hear his sculptures and paintings in the gallery are priced $200,000-300,000 a piece. Yes, his piece costs 6 figures! Actually, there were no tags on them. I was curious about it, so I asked an attendant. I asked her again because I couldn’t believe what she just said. Then she repeated and added, “Yes, you could buy a house.” Wow.



dinner: kale, baby back rib + walnut sauce spaghetti

At Home, At Work

Bánh mì, Vietnamese Sandwich

breakfast: vietnamese sandwich, grilled pork, spam, cucumber, pickled daikon & carrot, egg, cilantro, Jalapeño $2.75
My co-worker bought us at a store in Garden Grove.

vietnamese rice pudding

Lunch: rice, roasted spinach, miso soup

dinner: fried chicken, Japanese tapas, potato chips + beer


At Work, Restaurants

Bun Bo Hue, Vietnamese Noodle

I went to Huong Vi for lunch again. This is second time in a week and the first time to have Thursday special, Bun Bo Hue.

My Vietnamese co-worker explained that Bun=noodle, bo=beef and hue=central region style of cooking.

I just love it. I am glad to learn a new Vietnamese dish.

Bun Bo Hue: thick round noodle with beef and pig feet $9
I accidentally ordered a regular size, which is considered “large.” It was a lot of meat and noodle. The soup is comfortably spicy. I am going to get addicted to it.

They always serve a mix of lettuce, bean sprouts, lemon and some herbs for noodle soup. It adds refreshing taste. Today, I was extra happy to have a lot of cilantro on it.

Noodle is different too. I never had this shape of vietnamese noodle. So exciting to try a new thing!

I got another exciting news. The owner, Sammy came to me and informed they would serve the baby back ribs next Friday, which I have wanted to try for a long time but haven’t happened yet because he doesn’t cook unless he is in a mood. Woohoo!

breakfast: rice ball + miso soup + dried fruit cookies

I skipped dinner since I had a big lunch.

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Sour Orange

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I never heard of sour oranges until a few days ago at a Kosher Market. My curiosity made me try it. OMG, it is much more sour and bitter than lemon. I was going to eat, but couldn’t take it as is. So I squeezed into my tea instead.

breakfast: veggie juice, sour orange tea, dried fruit cookies and cheesy pretzels

lunch: leftover thai

dinner: rice ball with tuna, pork & veggie miso soup, bean sprouts

At Home, At Work, Restaurants

A Little Bit of Everything

breakfast: veggie juice, orange, green tea cookies, cheesy pretzels & chocolate pastry from Kosher Market

lunch: crab soup noodle @ Huong Vi

snack: green tea cookie, coffee with caramel creamer, apple

dinner: leftover korean noodle, egg salad sandwich, dried fruit cookie, pork & veggie miso soup