At Home, At Work

Italian Red & Tsukemen


Before Dinner


Dinner: Tsukemen

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Breakfast


Lunch


Afternoon Break


Melon Pockey

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At Home, At Work

Okonomiyaki & Teppan


Dinner: Okonomiyaki, Sausage, Asparagus


So good 🙂

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Breakfast


Lunch


Afternoon break

At Home, At Work, Wine/Cheese/Sake/Beer

Trader Joe’s Turkey & Stuffing En Croute


Special Frozen Dinner from Trader Joe’s


Opening an Italian red and pouring into new glasses a friend gave us.


Since the turkey en croute takes 60-70 minutes in oven, we enjoyed wine and appetizer first.


Forgot to take a picture of whole thing…


Crust is broken after slicing…


It looks so good tho.


It’s so tasty and I can’t believe that it costs only $13. Gravy and cranberry sauce come with it too.


This wine from Firstleaf tastes good too.

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Breakfast: Icelandic Skyr & Banana


Morning break


Lunch


Afternoon break

At Home, Event, Family & Friends, Restaurants

Patchwork Show & Brunch in Santa Ana


A friend invited me to the patchwork show with a lot booths selling handmade stuff. Her favorite is Bungalow360, vegan leather/non-chemical canvas bag brand. I was not going to buy anything but got 11 pieces of totes, shoulder bag, pouches and more. Everything looks so cute and they would be nice holiday gifts.


Some shop is in the bus.


Had brunch with two friends, designer and photographer I used to work with and actually just started working with them again.


On the house: Stuffed Peppers with Shrimp and Goat Cheese
Because we had to wait for the transition from breakfast to lunch in the kitchen a bit, our server offered appetizer. Nice!


Fig & Brie Panini $13


They had chicken and shrimp sandwich.

Eat Chow
313 N Bush St
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(657) 266-0500
https://www.eatchow.com
$$
★★★


My dinner: Traditional Icelandic Skyr
I was not hungry at all because of a big lunch.


It tastes delicious and I love tart/sweet lingonberry.


Only 11g sugar and more protein

At Home, Family & Friends, Restaurants, Wine/Cheese/Sake/Beer

Vaca & Water Grill in OC


I went out with two girlfriends in OC.


A Cool & Hot restaurant in Costa Mesa
Just found out that the chef is the finalist of TOP Chef Season 13.


Aged 50+ days Rib Steak $55 per LB


Nice beef deco


Cava Vilarnau Brut, Spain $12


ERIZOS CON HUEVO $16, Fresh sea urchin scramble eggs, miso butter toast


Very creamy and eggy. Wished it had more uni flavor.


PULPO A LA GALLEGA $15, Warm Spanish octopus, fingerling potatoes, pimenton and Spanish olive oil


CANELON DE POLLO AHUMADO $15, Smoked chicken cannelloni, foie gras sauce, sherry reduction
We taste miso in the sauce. Not sure, but delicious.


SETAS AL AJILLO $10, Mushrooms, olive oil, chili flakes, garlic


I love the logo.


Bluegray Cabernet $12


HIGADO DE PATO CON PERA $16, Seared foie gras, toasted hazelnuts, pomegranate, pear purée


BEEF RIB STEAK $75, House specialty – aged 50+ days, Shishito $8

Isn’t it too blackened!?

Inside is perfectly pink (cooked medium rare).

Very flavorful

You can pick your steak.

Damage. Actually not bad at all.

Vaca
695 Town Center Dr Ste 170
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 463-6060
http://www.vacarestaurant.com
$$$
★★★


Tree lighted up.


We walked to next door, Water Grill.


Just grabbed a drink at the bar.


Nice ambience


We lounge with cocktails. Mine is called “Bristol St ($14)”


Gorgeous fish


Huge crabs


I wish I could enjoy seafood here. Everything looks so good. I like the vibrant and relaxing atmosphere at the same time.

Water Grill
3300 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 208-7060
http://www.watergrill.com/wgscp/home.html
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★★★★
Based on drink & ambience only


Staying at a friend’s house

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Lunch


Holiday shopping @ South Coast Plaza

At Home, Restaurants

Our Black Friday 2017

I started yoga practice this morning again after almost 2 year absence. Using yoga app and trying to keep doing every day. Feels great 🙂


Breakfast: Banana, Apple Cinnamon Cake + Coffee


Lunch: Orange Chicken, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Slaw, Rice


Went to mall close by for the movie “Coco”
There were not many people here because not many shops here 😛


Thank you, T-Mobile Tuesday
They offer a great deal to watch movies.


30-minute special Frozen movie before Coco
Coco is one of my favorites among all Pixer/Disney movies. Cried hard again.


Dinner time!


This is the place of our favorite taco truck.


Product of Mexico


Best dinner after Mexican movie