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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


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


Breakfast #1

Breakfast #2


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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.


French Paradox-Canard et Champagne
57 passage des Panoramas
75002 Paris, France
+33 9 81 83 95 69