At Home, Restaurants

Chantilly – Cake & Cream Puff

I went to get some treat @ Chantilly.

2 pieces each

Mine: Othello (Sesame & Chocolate) $4.75

His: Chocolat Amour $4.25
He always likes simple one such as strawberry or chocolate.

Tea Time @ 4pm

At Home, At Work, Diet, My Cooking, Restaurants

Quick Pho Lunch @ Saigon Bistro

Craving for pho

First time to try here

Pho Special (small) $7.85

It’s pretty good.

It was a quick in-n-out lunch. Took only 20 minutes to leave.

Saigon Bistro
1639 W Carson St
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 618-9311

Afternoon Break

Dinner: Acqua Pazza, Artichoke Bread + Chardonnay



At Home, At Work, My Cooking

Trader Joe’s Artichoke Antipasto


Lunch: Hot Dog & Broccoli

Dinner: Ginger Pork, Broccoli, Sesame Salad
This ginger pork has been prepared and frozen in a container. To finish the dish, I just put in microwave for 5-6 minutes.

I love this Trader Joe’s Artichoke Antipasto. It was good on greens as salad topping/seasoning. I think it would work to season pasta too. Tonight I simply put on bread. It was perfect with red wine 🙂

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

Carbonara & Artichoke Salad

Dinner: Carbonara, Artichoke Salad + Underwood Pinot Noir

Artichoke Antipasto on Romaine Lettuce was just delicious without any additional dressing or seasoning 🙂 My carbonara was as good as usual.


Breakfast: Siggi’s Icelandic Style Skyr
I really don’t like this strawberry and Rhubarb flavor.

Lunch #1: Salted Pork & Bok Choy

Lunch #2: Instant Miso Ramen



At Home

Shrimp Tempura Soba Noodle

I had an appointment for a chiropractic treatment after work this evening, so prepared an easy dinner when coming home around 7pm.

Dinner: Shrimp Tempura Soba

I used frozen soba noodle and frozen tempura. Should have made more broth 😦


Breakfast: Apple, Norm’s leftover pancake, hash browns & egg + coffee

Lunch: Make-Ahead Meals

Afternoon Break

At Home, My Cooking, Restaurants

Our First Norms Brunch

Norms Restaurant is very famous in Southern California and has more than 10 locations. Somehow, both of us haven’t been there. Amex offers $5 credit back for more than $25 purchase that was my motivation to try it for the first time.

We arrived there at 10:10am and waited for 10-15 minutes for a table. People kept coming.

24/7 They never close!
Breakfast looks good.

Huge Tabasco

He was debating between burger and clubhouse sandwich.

Here is our food.

His: The Clubhouse Sandwich $9.49 + OJ $2.59

Mine: Signature 3/4 lb T-Bone Steak Meal $13.99 + Coffee $2.69

I chose medium rare steak, pancakes and over easy eggs. For $13.99, everything tastes good. However, I couldn’t eat only less than 1/3.

I had another 1/3 for lunch at home.


Dinner: Sweet & Sour Chicken + Lemon Shochu

Chikuwa Tsukudani on Rice

At Home, My Cooking

Hikikomori Weekend

Due to Business Insider: Hikikomori is a psychological condition which makes people shut themselves off from society, often staying in their houses for months on end.

I’ve felt Hikikomori for a month and I am naturally not sociable.
I am staying home all day today again and have no plan to go out tomorrow.

Breakfast @ 9:30am: Doughnut and his coffee

Lunch @ Noon: Mapo Eggplant, Broccoli, Grape Tomatoes, Shio Ramen + Water

Egg, Wakame and Green Onion in Ramen

2:00pm: Chikuwa & Japanese Bell Pepper with Rice
I was hungry again.

Dinner @ 7:30pm: Chicken & Carnitas Taco
We still have leftover taco meat and sauces.