At Home, At Work

Low Cab Option – Tofu Shirataki Ramen

At Marukai Market, we were offered sampling of this tofu shirataki ramen. It was pretty good. There are three flavors, spicy miso, tonkotsu and shoyu (soy).


$4.98 for two servings


Simply served with boiled egg and green onion


Crunchier and less chewy than real ramen. A great low carb/calorie option. Only 120 calories, 20g carbs!

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Breakfast: Blueberry, Chocolate Brioche, Coffee


Lunch: Leftover Korean


Before Dinner

He had a happy hour event at work and came home late this evening, so we didn’t go out for dinner.

At Home, At Work

Bulgogi & Korean Side Dishes


Breakfast: Banana, Blueberry, Smari Organic Icelandic Yogurt (key lime flavor)


This one is pretty good too. Icelandic Yogurt is becoming the next Greek Yogurt.


Lunch: Leftover from last night


Dinner: Bolgogi & Korean Side Dishes
I stopped by a Korean Market after work and picked up ready-to-enjoy Korean meals.

At Home, At Work, Restaurants

Roasted Pork Bánh Mì & Carbonara


Breakfast: Siggi’s Drinkable Yogurt, Banana, Blueberry


After Breakfast: Dark Chocolate & Coffee


Drove to pick up a sandwich @ Little Shop of Mary


#1 Roasted Pork Bánh Mì $7.50


Slow cooked pork, pickled red onion, cilantro, jalapeño, garlic aioli on baguette


Dinner: Baked Brussels Sprouts with Goat Cheese Dip, Ponzu Bell Pepper, Tomato with Balsamic Glaze, Red Wine


Spaghetti Carbonara
It was ok. I am still figuring how to make best carbonara. If anyone know a perfect recipe, please let me know.

At Work, Restaurants

Tuesday Special @ Huong Vi

I called Huong Vi around 11am to order Tuesday Special, Bun Rieu for dinner because their special is usually sold out during lunch time.


I was only a customer there around 5pm. The owner feels so honored that I am so crazy for their specials. Next time I will call for Thursday Special, Bún bò Huế, Spicy Beef Soup.


Tuesday Special, Bun Rieu $10 including tax & tip


Americanized version of bun rieu


I always ask for pho noodle instead of original bun.


Complete!

After dinner I went to get haircut and head spa.

Huong Vi
15180 Prairie Ave
Lawndale, CA 90260
(310) 978-8999
$
★★★★

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Breakfast


Lunch


Afternoon Break

At Home, At Work

Baked Brussels Sprouts


Breakfast: Kiwiberry, Raisin Cinnamon Roll, Coffee


Lunch: Tonjiru & Tarako Onigiri


Learning hot to prepare brussels sprouts
He supervised me to follow his recipe, simply mixing the sprouts with olive oil, salt & pepper, then baking in the 400 degree over for 35 minutes.


Enjoy with goat cheese dip 🙂

At Home, Family & Friends, Restaurants

Girls Night @ Izakaya Hachi


Hanging out with friends from OC at Izakaya Hachi.


Itotsubu No Mugi (一粒の麦), barley shochu on the rock $8.50
It’s a Shochu night.


Octopus & Mizuna Salad $9.50


Beef & Uni Roll $9.50
A must-have item here.


Melty, creamy, delicious


Sesame crab & Mackerel $7.50


Gindara (cod) Carpaccio $12, Beef Tongue Steak $13.50


Gobo Chips $6.50

My Second Glass: Aka Kirishima, Sweet Potato Shochu $9


Uni & Ikura Kamameshi $19
So flavorful with burnt.


Another plate of Beef Tongue
Crunchy and tender. One order was not enough for three of us. It’s good with lemon, shichimi pepper or wasabi.


Oshinko (pickles) $5.50


Dessert: Pumpkin Zenzai $6

Time flies when girls chat. We spent 6 hours there. Thank you, Hachi!

Izakaya Hachi
1880 W Carson St Ste A
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 618-8357
www.manpuku.co/en/shoplist/hachi/
$$$
★★★★

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Breakfast


Lunch: Shrimp & Arugula Salad with Lemon Dressing

At Home, My Cooking, Wine/Cheese/Sake/Beer

Kaisendon & Tonjiru (海鮮丼と豚汁)


Breakfast @ 9am: Lemon Water, Strawberry, Kiwiberry, Mini Apple Turnover x 2, Coffee


Lunch @ 1:40pm: Buratta, Arugula, Cherry Tomato, Balsamic Glaze, Olive Oil, Salt & Pepper, Brioche Toast, Bonterra Sauvignon Blanc


Another Toast with Nutella


Dinner @ 6:40pm: Kaisendon, salmon, salmon roe, sweet shrimp on rice


I picked up Kaisendon (海鮮丼)at Marukai Japanese Market and made Tonjiru, Pork Miso Soup (豚汁). He had California Rolls & Tonjiru.


Dessert @ 8:20pm: Caramel Macchiato Pudding, Green Tea
I used the cups that I bought in Iceland for the first time 🙂 His is blue. I love them.