At Home, At Work, Restaurants

Modern Caprese Sandwich

Business Lunch from Panera Bread

Modern Caprese Sandwich

Basil-white bean puree, sliced mozzarella, parmesan, arugula, smoked tomato confit, fresh basil, balsamic glaze, salt and pepper, toasted on Black Pepper Focaccia
It tastes healthy and satisfying.

It would be perfect with crisp white wine.

But I had sparking water with lemon.

After taco dinner, we went to Whole Foods for grocery shopping. I was still full from a huge sandwich and had only one small taco.

Mexican coffee (cold brew) was on sale.

I was so curious about it, but didn’t buy it. Maybe next time…

Wings from Whole Foods. He was still hungry. I liked buffalo with ranch dressing.

Tea time



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

Mapo Tofu & Beer

Dinner: Mapo Touf, Pea Sprouts + Beer

Miso Soup with Maitake Mushroom, Fried Tofu & Green Onion


Around 10pm last night

Oh no! I did it!

Breakfast #1

Oops! It’s expired. I actually bought something expired. More likely Whole Foods sells expired ones.

I experiment if it’s still good. What’s the black spot?

Breakfast #2

Lunch: Kimchi Fried Rice, Apple

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

Izakaya Style Dinner

I miss our favorite Izakaya, OKI DOKI in OC, so I cooked my own Izakaya dishes.

Grilled Shishamo
It’s really good to enjoy with mayo.

Shishito Peppers
Simply pan fried with sesame oil and salt. Perfect with beer.

Oyako Don to close dinner





At Home, At Work

Mold In 365 Organic Yogurt

First time to try 365 Organic Yogurt

Suger 15g

What!? It’s mold growing!!! I scooped it out and tasted. It was like a blue cheese 😦 Shocking…

Breakfast: Whole Foods’ Chocolate Croissant + Coffee

Lunch: Gorgonzola Ravioli in Tomato Sauce

Dessert: Grapes

Happy Hour after work

Dinner: Veggie Curry, Pizza Toast + Pinot Grigio

At Home, Restaurants

My First Cheese Tea & Tom Yum Noodle

I have been interested in trying a cheese tea, a relatively new food invention. Here we are for it.

Black Tea with Salted Cheese $4.25

My first impression was “What’s this?” The second was black tea is too sweet. Then it became delicious after the third sip.

After his chiropractic treatment, we had Thai dinner.

Tom Yum Noodle Soup $8.99

This is my favorite!

His Pad Thai with Shrimp ($10.99) looks good too.

I almost finished all the soup. I like the tanginess and spiciness.

Bowl Thai
15490 S Western Ave
Gardena, CA 90249
(310) 323-8882


Breakfast @ 11am

Trader Joe’s Mini Raspberry Pastries $3.99 for 8 mini pastries
I had two that was a good portion for breakfast with a cup of coffee.

Small lunch @ 2pm: Gorgonzola ravioli in Tomato Sauce

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

Three Pears Pinot Grigio 2016

Breakfast @ 11:50pm

Three Pears Pinot Grigio 2016

I had this wine at a restaurant in Arts District, LA back in 2016. Since then I remember the name and looked for it for a long time. I finally found it at Bevmo, but guess it’s not same year. It is still good but I prefer Chardonnay.

Late Lunch @ 2pm

Mediterranean Salad Kit from Trader Joe’s

Dinner @ 7pm

Dessert: Grandma’s Cake $5 from La Bella Napoli
It was lemony custard pie. Very nice.