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Sushi Dinner @ Oshima

We were lucky to have been able to make a reservation here at 7:30pm. They take reservations only for 30 minutes between 5-5:30pm.


Sake to make a toast


Mine: 1st Kubota Hekiju (sampler) $12, 2nd Uragasumi (sampler) $9.50
I feel sake is overpriced here and you can finish a sampler to finish by a few sips.


Omakase Sushi $39


Everything is delicious.


It’s packed with people waiting entrance area.


My favorite is all white fish.


Second round: Spanish Mackerel, Opal Eye (Gure), Char (Iwana), Mackerel


Total: $95 per person

Oshima Japanese Cuisine
1956 N Tustin St
Orange, CA 92865
(714) 998-0098
$$$
★★★


Tea @ Friend’s house before going home

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Breakfast #1: Mango


Breakfast #2: Honey Butter Toast + Coffee


Lunch: Orange Chicken, Brussels Sprouts, Rice

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Korean BBQ with NY Friend


We had dinner with a friend from NY @ Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong


I was waiting for them for 45 minutes and feeling so guilty to hold a table so long.


Combo #1: Brisket


Combo #2: Rib Eye


Combo #3: Marinated short rib
This was too sweet. Not a big fan.


Ordered Prime Boneless Short Ribs, which was very good.


Roasted chestnut place after dinner


Matcha & Chestnut Cookie & Cake

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Breakfast #1


Breakfast #2


Lunch

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Crepe Breakfast & Flying Norwegian Air


One last meal was crepes.


First and only time that we had French only menu


Savory Galettes


Sweet Crepes & Gaufres


Drinks & Ice Cream


I had tea because my stomach still felt sick


This lady speaks only French. Finally I felt in France.


His “Cafe Allonge” and my “Earl Grey”


His: Nutella Crepe with Banana


Mine: Galette with Ham & Cheese


His bros’: AL Pacino


Simple is best. Je suis tres content!


To go counter


Hotel room with gaudy design


Charles De Gaulle Airport


Flying with Norwegian Air (Paris-Los Angeles) for the first time. You have to pay for everything such as food, seat reservation, snack, drinks etc. We upgraded by paying about $90 from Low Fare to Low Fare+ that includes seat reservation, one checked luggage and 2 meals on the flight when booking online as suggested to save $45 comparing purchasing them separately.


Second meal less than 1 hour before landing


Food tastes ok, but I was not happy that they didn’t serve drinks with meals. Service is not good and restrooms are not well-maintained. Price is good but Norwegian would be my first choice.

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French Paradox – Canard & Champagne


This place was introduced on some TV show. Since then, I was interested in trying. It’s so unique that their specialities are duck and Champagne. The owner explains that duck dishes are commonly paired with red wine but Duck and Champagne are two French favorite, so why not enjoying together!?


The restaurant is located in a beautiful passage.


We reserved a table for 7 people (3 couples + 1 kid)


What a deal!!! Entree (Appetizer) + Plat (Main) = 28 euro


It’s a fun place too.


La Carte (Menu) – very simple


My Appetizer: Terrine de Canard (duck terrine)
Very good. Perfect with a glass of dry Champagne.


His Appetizer: Foie Gras de Canard
We actually shared. He liked terrine better. I love both.


His Main: Cofit de Canard


My Main: Magret de Canard
This was my favorite dish in the entire trip.


We ordered two bottles of Champagne: FrereJean Frere 49 euro + Soutiran 80 euro


First time to see decanta sparkling wine. He says bad bobbles should be gotten rid of. We tasted before and after. The after definitely tastes better.


Dessert: Panna Cotta 8 euro
Huge but very light and delicious.


Espresso

French Paradox-Canard et Champagne
57 passage des Panoramas
75002 Paris, France
+33 9 81 83 95 69
http://frenchparadox.paris/fr/
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★★★★