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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



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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 🙂

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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



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Company Taco Lunch

Quarterly Company Taco Lunch: Two Chicken & Two Beef
Mucho delicioso!

Tasting Beef Quesadilla with hot sauce. Good and filling.

Afternoon Break: Assorted Cookies with Green Tea

Small Dinner: Chips & Pico de Gallo
He enjoyed leftover tacos.

Later the night
I love this coconut yogurt.

15g sugar, double of Siggi’s tho


Breakfast #1: Figs

Breakfast #2: Glazed Doughnut + Peet’s Cafe Domingo

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Tennis & Doughnut

Spontaneously playing tennis with my husband

He usually practice with his tennis buddies on Thursdays, but asked me to play with him. Ok…why not!

Make-Ahead dinner after tennis @ 6:40pm: Cucumber & Shrimp Ponzu, Tofu Gyoza, Spicy Pork & Bean Sprouts, Broccoli, Grape Tomatoes + Lemon Water

I was going to have Shochu, but simply wanted water instead after playing tennis. Exercise is good!

However, we both started craving for doughnuts. Oh-uh! Usually one of us stops but today we just drove to Ralphs to pick up some…

Expected they would sell Krispy Kreme but not available there.

This is denser and more like old fashion. It’s something different from one we wanted 😦


Collagen water first in the morning


After Breakfast

Ejoying chocolate with Medium Roasted Peet’s Coffee


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Make-Ahead Dishes + Napolitan

Breakfast: Yogurt & Figs

Lunch: Mapo Eggplant, Carrot & Orange Salad, Cucumber & Chikuwa Salad, Rice

His Dinner: Salted Pork, Napolitan Spaghetti

Mine: Shrimp & Cucumber in Ponzu, Okra & Enoki with Ume Sauce, Salted Pork + Shochu

A few bites of Napolitan

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Sushi Lunch @ Ise-Shima

Lunch Entree


Salad, Sandwich, Curry & Noodle


Lunch includes all you can eat salad: Greens, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Beet, Mini Tomato, Artichoke, Corn, Mussel with Apple Ginger Dressing

Miso Soup available at Salad Bar

Assorted Nigiri $24

Dessert Menu

Sesame Pudding $8

Ise-Shima @ Miyako Hybrid Hotel
21381 S Western Ave
Torrance, CA 90501
(424) 260-8882

Light Dinner
I was still full from lunch.


Breakfast: Cranberry Muffin, Figs + Coffee