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Indonesian Dinner @ Simpang Asia


Breakfast #1


Breakfast #2


Breakfast #3


Lunch


Soto $8.95

AKA: Soto Ayam. Lime-turmeric chicken noodle soup. Rice noodle, chicken, egg, bean sprouts, scallion and emping chips.

I love the mild and flavorful broth.


Bihun Goreng Special $10.45

Wok-fry thin rice noodle, shrimp, beefball, fish cake, sausage, cabbage, chinese green, and egg. Available in spicy level (not spicy, lite heat, medium, spicy)

Simply delicious.


Cah Kangkung $8.95

Stir fry water spinach w/ garlic belacan in sizzling hot plate. Available in spicy level (not spicy, lite heat, medium, spicy)

Steam didn’t go away for a while. It’s that sizzling hot! My husband really enjoyed the vegetable, which he usually doesn’t.

Simpang Asia
10433 National Blvd Ste 2
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 815-9075
http://simpangasia.com
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★★★


There is a cafe and Indonesian/Asian grocery store next door.


We walked around the blocks.


Stopped for gas on the way home. Fire Trucks were there!


Mini Cheese Cake $3.75 each
It’s good but nothing special.

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Spicy Champon Noodle @ H Mart


I had a casual dinner with a friend at H Mart, food court. I was craving for Korean food but somehow ended up with something else.


Spicy Champon $8.95
I am not sure this is Japanese or Korean, but it’s spicy and sweet enough to satisfy me.


Corn Cob for dessert

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Breakfast: Plum from the farmers market


Juicy!


Blueberry Yogurt Cake & Coffee followed


Leftover Lunch


Snack

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Brunch @ République

A friend and I went out for brunch. We knew this place would require us to wait in a line for 30 minutes to an hour.


The line was very long and intimidating.


In 35 minutes, we finally got in front of pastry showcase.


Doughnuts and breads look good.
Another 5 minutes wait. We ordered at the counter and seat ourselves with a numbered cup.


The signature interior with long communal tables in the center


“Courtyard” dining area in the back


Wine cellar on the second floor


Smoked Salmon Tartine $14, Green Juice $8, Omelette $17, Chai Tea $4

Overall, food is pretty good. Interior is cool. I am not sure if I want to wait in a line again. Parking is hectic too.

République
624 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(310) 362-6115
http://republiquela.com
$$
★★★


Sesame Eclair & Paris Brest for to-go
We went back home and shared them with him.


Easy dinner: Yakisoba

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Breakfast: Pastries + Coffee

Since yesterday, I have had too much carbs. It’s time to start low carb diet again.

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Molcajete Burrito @ Nina’s Mexican Food


He always searches good Mexican restaurants and found this one.


Complimentary Chips & Salsa


Molcajete Burrito (Asada) $9


This is so delicious. Good amount meat, moderately spicy sauce, cheese and avocado on top…well balanced all together.

He had a regular burrito and regretted not having this wet one. Of course, I shared with him, but wanted to have a whole thing 🙂 Yes, it was that good.

Nina’s Mexican Food
1651 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-5081
$
★★★★


After dinner, we split sparkling rose can.

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Breakfast: American cherries, banana


Followed by Creme Brûlée pastry


It was not so good as it looked.


Lunch: Leftover from last night + Shrimp Tiella

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Skinny Canned Wines

I found different types canned wines at BevMo. Skinny ones. This would be a perfect size for me. Can’t wait to try them.


$12.99


$13.99


Takeout Dinner: Backyard Marinated Steak with Kale & Quinoa from Tender Greens


This pinot noir is supposed be chilled, but I drank as is. It’s smooth and fruity with cherry and raspberry flavor.


Dessert: Sweet Sake

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Breakfast


Lunch

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All Day Deliciousness


Breakfast #1


Breakfast #2


Lunch @ Fresh Corn Grill


Salmon Taco Plate with Sauteed Kale $12.45


My favorite food at our favorite restaurant


Preparing dinner


Dinner: Shrimp Tiella & Filetto di Maiale al Balsamico


I substituted Japanese rice for Italian. I was not sure how it goes. It was not bad at all.

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Walk In the Neighborhood


Beautiful filet mignon for dinner


Dinner: Filet Mignon (Montreal seasoned), Brussels Sprouts with Creamy Goat Cheese, Tomato, Parsley Salad, Garlic Bread, Pinot Noir


Steak is so tender and delicious 🙂

After dinner, we went out for a walk again and some dessert.


Vegeta, Sponge Bob and Mignon were by the window of cleaner.


Flower shop


Westside Pavilion


Art on the side walk


Cool tailor


Apple Pan, LA’s oldest restaurant


Atticus Creamery & Pies


We were thinking to get ice cream, but changed our mind when this display of pies got attention.


Guitar Center on the way back home


Citibank & The Six, a restaurant I’ve always wanted to try but haven’t got a chance yet.


A cute signage


Teriyaki House Pico is actually the famous Japanese BBQ place, Totoraku.


Pico Playhouse and a breakfast restaurant


The Main Course, one of our favorites serving Eastern European cuisine


Rancho Park Golf Course


Car Wash, another landmark in the neighborhood


We are home and dessert time!


Mine is Strawberry Pistachio. I had a half and save the rest for tomorrow morning.

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Breakfast #1


Breakfast #2: Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese on Bagel


Easy lunch


Fish on rice


Afternoon Break