At Home, At Work, Restaurants

Shrimp In Garlic Sauce @ Little China

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Breakfast: Berries, Peach Turnover + Coffee

Lunch @ Little China
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Korean Chinese Kimchi

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Egg Drop Soup

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Egg Roll

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Shrimp in Garlic Sauce

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Fish in Black Bean Sauce

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Fried Rice

Overall, it was a lot of food, but tastes just ok. Champon is the best dish here so far.

Lunch Special $10 per person including tax & tip

Little China
18026 S Western Ave
Gardena, CA 90248
(310) 327-1585
$
★★

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After yoga: Vegetable Juice
I had a big lunch and skipped dinner.

At Home, At Work, Restaurants

Grilled Mackerel Teishoku

A co-worker names this is the best Shio Saba Teishoku (Grilled Mackerel Lunch) in town. So why not going for it today!?

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Shio Saba Teishoku $9.50

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Fatty nutritious fish! So Delicious.

*Teishoku is a pre-set meal — a main dish, always with miso soup and a bowl of rice, and it builds from there according the chef’s seasonal fancies (pickles, tofu, salad, etc). http://blog.umamimart.com/2011/11/teishoku/

Soba Sojibo
1757 W Carson St
Ste R & S
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 782-7356
$$
★★★

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Before dinner
This IPA is too strong and bitter for me, but he loves it.

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Dinner: Leftover from last night

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Breakfast: Berries, Cream Pan + Coffee
Cream Pan is named as one of best bakeries on Westways (AAA Magazine) in Southern California. Totally!

At Home, At Work

Mooncake & Chicken & Salmon Jjigae

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Breakfast: Strawberries, Blueberries, Peach Turnover + Coffee

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Lunch: Steak Salad (his last night dinner)

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Dessert after lunch: Mooncake + Hoji Cha

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Beautiful Cake with Chinese character “Thrive”

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It tastes complicated. Salty, bitter and sweet.

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Afternoon break around 3pm

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Before dinner: French style Camembert Cheese

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Firmer than Brie
This is one of very popular cheeses in Japan.

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Dinner: Chicken Meatball & Salmon Jjigae

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He made a glass of highball (bourbon, ginger ale, sparkling water)

Cooking Class

Italian Cooking Class – September 2015

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Italian Cooking Class has finally begun after summer break. I am glad to enjoy authentic Italian meal with good friends once a month again.

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Antipasto: Crostini di Fichi e Prosciutto Crudo (Crostini of Fig & Prosciutto)

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Primo Piatto: Trofie al Pesto con Patate e Fagiolini (Homemade Pasta in Pesto)

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Secondo Piatto: Cotoletta in Saor (Marinated Cutlet)

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I brought a bottle of Italian Sparkling Wine to celebrate “Back to Class.” It’s easy to drink and perfect with the dishes today.

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Dolce: Macedonia (Fruit Salad)

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Extra dessert with coffee

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Breakfast: His French Toast & Fruit + His Coffee
I feel like the luckiest girl on the planet.

At Home, Restaurants

Sweet Saturday

Breakfast before yoga: kinoko gohan

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Lunch after yoga: Pad Thai, Fried Rice, Egg Rolls + Rum Lemon Soda

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I love this chili sauce with tofu.

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Afternoon sweet: Honeymee $4.75

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Light dinner: egg and HLT sandwich
I had a few chips & huac + a ship of beer before this.

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Dessert: Caramel Mille Crepe + coffee

At Work, Restaurants

Tokyo BBQ @ Manpuku

Happy Friday!

We were going to Manpuku for Happy Hour, but now they offer it only till 6pm (used to be 6:30pm).

Arrived at 6:15pm and ordered al a carte.

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Sapporo Draft $4.75
Today, he saved the first beer of night for me while he usually has a bottle of beer in meeting at work.

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Cabbage Salad $5.75

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Nappa Kimuchi $3.50

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Tongue without Tokyo onion $10.50

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Harami $9

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Jo Kalbi $12.50

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Pork Kalbi with Wrapping Lettuce $10.50

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I love this wrap of pork kalbi, Tokyo onion, bean sprouts & kimchi. Surprisingly, he enjoyed it too although kimchi was the last thing he would eat.

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Yakiniku on the grill

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Yukke Jan Soup $7.50
Perfect to close the meal.

One disappointment was they initially said that raw liver was available but actually had been sold out later. Raw liver is my favorite… I miss it so much.

Manpuku Tokyo BBQ
2125 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 473-0580
$$$
★★★

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Breakfast: Cream Pan’s blueberry scone

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Tasty.

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Lunch

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Afternoon Break

At Home, At Work

Vietnamese Yogurt & Pork Miso Soup

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Vietnamese Yogurt to start a day
I bought it at Thai Lai Restaurant. It was tasty but nothing like Vietnamese.

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Breakfast: apple, brioche + coffee

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lunch: Tonjiru (pork miso soup) & Kinoko Gohan from last night

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More Kinoko Gohan (mushroom rice)

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Dinner: More Tonjiru