At Home, At Work

Going Back to Work

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Mom’s Castilla for co-workers
Very delicious!

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breakfast: raspberry bran + coffee

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lunch: kale, steak, tomato & avocado

Japanese confectionery some people brought back from business trips.
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before dinner

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dinner

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Family & Friends, Vacation/Trip

Flying Back to LA

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breakfast: fried egg over rice + miso soup

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Simple is always best.

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omeza + coffee

I just found out that Portland is booming for Third Wave Coffee. There are some local coffee stands at the airport. Why not trying a cup?

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Gooey Caramel Latte $4.10 @ Coffee People

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late lunch: Mom’s big roll

Family & Friends, Vacation/Trip

Enjoying Mom’s Food

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breakfast: bagel with cream cheese & smoked salmon + leftover kale

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snacking around noon

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late lunch: Mom’s nigiri with riesling

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dinner: Mom’s home made gyoza

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Mom’s hayashi rice

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Mom’s mascarpone dessert
It looked prettier, but I forgot to take a photo and rigged in.

Family & Friends, My Cooking

Cooking for Family & Friends

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breakfast: open sandwich with smoked salmon & Caprese

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espresso chocolate with coffee

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Mon’s cake roll

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lunch: Inaniwa udon

My mom and I cooked for family and friends, which is a group of 10 people. That was very tough. It took us more than 3 hours.

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1. Peperonata alla Piemontese, 2. Pasta ai Broccori, 3. Pollo alla Milanese

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Mom’s dessert: custard pudding with cherry

Family & Friends, Restaurants, Vacation/Trip

A Day Trip to Seattle

Driving 3 hours to Seattle from Portland with my parents.

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Arriving Pike Place Market at 10:30am

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crab meat 1/4 lb $13.99

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oyster 3 pcs $6

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geoduck sashimi $10
This is my favorite.

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sashimi plate $12
Paring with a sample of sauvignon blanc from next vender 😛

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fried gizzard $3

Pike Place Market
85 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 682-7453
http://www.pikeplacemarket.org
$$
★★★

*Better to arrive early. After 11am it gets really crowd and harder to move around.

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Late lunch at Ding Tai Fung

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Seaweed & bean curd salad $4.75

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Noodle with mustard green $8

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Sauteed kale with garlic $10.50

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Pork XiaoLongBao 10pcs $10.50

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Shrimp & pork shao mai 10pcs $12.75

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Sesame CiaoLongBao 10pcs $7.50

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Very rich sesame paste inside.

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Red bean Buns 2pcs $5.50

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Hot and sweet.

Din Tai Fung
700 Bellevue Way NE Ste 280
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 698-1095
http://www.dintaifungusa.com
$$
★★★

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evening snacking after trip: cheese & smoked salmon crackers with riesling

Family & Friends, Restaurants, Vacation/Trip

Flying to Portland

Visiting my family and friends in Portland, Oregon for 4 nights.

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breakfast: Nijiya’s onigiri(1) @ LAX

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Nijiya’s onigiri(2) on the flight

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snack on the flight
Happened to sit in first class

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Mom’s lunch box @ Portland Airport

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Get together with family & friend

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dinner: filet mignon

1520 NW Bethany Blvd
Beaverton, OR 97006
(503) 972-1599
$$$

At Work, Restaurants

Salmon Tacos & Roasted Kale

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breakfast: grape, strawberry, choco chip muffin + coffee

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lunch: curry udon + broccoli & tomato

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afternoon break: little sweet from Japan + green tea

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a few sips of Indian IPA

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dinner: salmon tacos + roasted kale $11.95 @ Fresh Corn Grill