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Authentic Japanese Breakfast

Yesterday we had a huge lunch and couldn’t enjoy dinner. Since we plan to go have Korean BBQ for dinner, my parents and I agree to have brunch around 10am (then no lunch). He is not off for President Day and follows the regular schedule.

Rice from Akita, Japan

New crop last October

At the place my parents live, there is not much Japanese food available as LA. So I prepared Authentic Japanese Breakfast for them.

Shishamo Finsh, Broccoli, Scallop & Fresh Wasabi, Nishin-zuke, Shiokara (fermented squid), Nameko Mushroom Miso Soup with Mitsuba and Rice

I bought these delicacies from a vendor from Hakodate, Hokkaido at Mitsuwa Marketplace.

These are something my husband would never eat. Good with either rice or sake.

My dad was so happy to have authentic Japanese for the first time in several years.

After shopping at mall, we drove to Palos Verdes Peninsula for a coffee break.

One of Starbucks with best views

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Shaun White Wins Gold Medal

Watching Snowboard Half Pipe and drinking my favorite wine from Firstleaf

Dinner: Italian Meatballs & Broccoli + Spanish Red



Breakfast: Apple Turnover + Coffee

Lunch: Spaghetti with Sausage & Spinach

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Shoyu Ramen & Hawthorn Grove Pinot Noir


Lunch time!

They have changed the order sheet.

New memu – Shoyu Hybrid $8.40 + Boiled Egg $1.50

Hybrid  broth of tonkotsu & fish
I love the broth and noodle. This is my type of ramen.

Hakata Ikkousha
21605 S Western Ave Ste J
Torrance, CA 90501
(424) 558-3953

Afternoon Break

Dark chocolate
It’s much darker than what I usually like. Very strong.

I needed more sugar.

Stressed out at work, needed to be relaxed with a glass of wine.

Firstleaf selection – mild as Pinot Noir

Dinner: Sukiyaki

A lot of beef – tender!

Milk chocolate goes with red wine too.

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One Hope Reserve Chardonnay

It’s been a busy week at work and this is a reward for myself.

I love the floral and fruity aroma.

Accompanied with Cream Cheese with Mentaiko & Dried Tomato

Eggplant Peperoncino