At Home, At Work, My Cooking

Spicy Miso Pork Wrapped Green Beans

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Breakfast: apple, sweet potato tart + coffee

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Lunch: oyakodon

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Dessert: Imagawayaki

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I never had imagawayaki with red bean paste and green tea sauce together inside. It was so delicious.

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For dinner, I cooked pork wrapped green beans with spicy miso sauce. I am glad he enjoyed it.

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Dinner after yoga

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little snack

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At Home, Restaurants

Mitsuwa Marketplace Food Court

It’s time for grocery shopping. I almost always go to Nijiya Market for Japanese grocery, but today we went Mitsuwa for both lunch & shopping.

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Niku Soba with Fried Egg @ Sanuki Sandou $8.45
Generous amount of beef on top and made me so full. Content. He had Katsu Curry from other store.

Both food court and market were so busy. Only three cashiers were opened and we had to wait in the long line to check out 😦

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Dinner: Mini Oyako (chicken & egg) Don

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A dollar candy from Mitsuwa

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Dessert: Watermelon

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Dinner 2: Rice & pickles

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Dessert 2: Washio’s mini brownie

At Home, Restaurants

Get Together @ Torihei

She is a good friend of mine who shares a same passion toward food and drink. Especially drinks. We used to be coworkers and had lunch together at a Japanese restaurant on some weekend. Ended up finishing two small bottles of sake. Both had a thought we could be good friends. It’s been three years since then and a quite while since I had dinner with her last December.

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This cute sign instantly caught our eyes and we decided to try this apple shochu.

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Although presentation is unique, it is too sweet and actual apple cup is not easy to use. Ordered large one as recommended, but that was a huge mistake. We had to stick to this sweet shochu till end and it was not a good compliment to the food here. I learn beer is always best for Yakitori and Oden!

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Chicken Heart

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Chicken Gizzard

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Egg Oden

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Meatball with Cheese

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Daikon Mochi Oden

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Negima-Chicken Thigh & Green Onion

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Chicken Liver

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Beef Short Ribs

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Xiaolongbao Oden

Torihei is my favorite yakitori restaurant, but food was not as good as it used to be. My palate might have changed. Overall food here is too salty or too garlicky. If we had beer instead, it could’ve been better. I am glad she seemed to enjoy it at least.

Total + tax & tip: $27 per person

Torihei
1757 W Carson St Ste A
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 781-9407
$$
★★

We walked to another restaurant in the same plaza for dessert, but ended up more food and drink. Yeah, that’s us 🙂

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Cold Sake – Sumiyoshi $9.50
I made sure it was dry not sweet.

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Creamy Crab Pasta $13.95
This used to be my favorite. I think white wine would be better for this dish.

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Catarana + coffee
Cold version of creme brûlée. Delicious.

Total + tax & tip: $24 per person

Bistro Beaux
21605 S Western Ave Ste A
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 320-5820
$$
★★★

Our dinner started at 5:30 and ended at 11:00. 5.5 hours gone so fast!

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Lunch after yoga: Whole Foods’ quinoa salad

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After lunch: mini chocolate croissant + his coffee

At Home, At Work, Restaurants

Apple Spice Junction Lunch Box

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Breakfast
A last-day-before-maternity-leave girl brought a box of donuts for everyone.

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Breakfast 2: Rice, Pickles, Seaweed

We had a lunch meeting with a financial company.

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We had a lunch meeting with a financial company.

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lunch box from Apple Spice Junction

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“Frog-Eye” Fruit Salad

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Turkey Cran Peno Sandwich

I love both salad and sandwich. The lunch box includes chocolate chip cookie as well. I saved it for my husband because I got too full.

Apple Spice Junction
801 W Victoria St Ste E
Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220
(310) 885-5222
www.applespice.com
$
★★★

Happy Friday Dinner with Hubby

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Egg Rolls $3.95

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Pho Traditional Combo $7.95

Mama Hong’s Vietnamese Kitchen
11819 Wilshire Blvd. Ste 1068
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 312-7881
www.mamahongs.com
$$
★★★

At Home, At Work, Restaurants

In-N-Out & Shower

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Breakfast: watermelon, mini chocolate croissant + coffee

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Lunch: In-n-out #2 Combo, Animal Style Burger + Iced Tea $6
Right after picking up lunch, it suddenly started showering. I was going to park, but ate in the car at the company parking lot 😦

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Afternoon snack

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Dinner after yoga: somen noodle with egg sauce, tomato with balsamic vinegar & olive oil + mugicha