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Wine, Steak and Ramen

Sun Basket Meal Kit #6

Winc #1: 2016 Tempo Vero Negroamaro, Salento IGT, Italy ★★★

This Negroamaro provides a peek into an unspoiled part of Italy, with notes of cocoa, dark plum, currant, and spice.

I believe that it’s first time to see and taste Negroamaro. Easily understandable why it’s called “negro (black)” because of this dark color. First impression was spiciness but it got milder later.

Simple seared steak with arugula pesto and cucumber-radish salad ★★★★
I like the quality top sirloin and appreciate Sun Basket offers recipes with a lot of vegetables. Loved arugula pesto.

Due to the recipe I flipped steaks frequently while cooking. It was a perfect medium rare.

It was strange but I still felt so hungry after dinner. So did he. Maybe we craved for carbs.

We went out to have some ramen.

He ordered fried rice and it comes with soup & salad.

Kani-Tama Chahan $12.50, Crab Omelette & Sweet Sour Sauce over Fried Rice
It’s huge.

Chanpon $10.70, Assorted veggies, pork & seafood over Shio Ramen
It’s huge too.

He had a half of it and I had only noodle and a little soup, we took the rest home for lunch tomorrow. Yes, we finally got stuffed.


Breakfast #1

Breakfast #2



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Nijiya Market – Haruno Chirashi

I went to Nijiya to get a bento for lunch, but changed my mind because chirashi looked good.

Haruno (Spring) Chirashi $6.99 + Hijiki $1.99
Salmon, Albacore, Octopus, Ikura Salmon Roe etc.

An (Red Bean Paste) Doughnut

Love it 🙂

My first Winc box is delivered.

Nicely packed with a welcome booklet

For the first time customer, 4 bottles costs only $30+

4 reds & 1 white

Leftover Relish over Toast + Pinot Noir



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Sun Basket – Greek Salmon & Whole Foods

Sun Basket Meal Kit #4

One-pan Greek salmon over zucchini noodles and wilted greens ★★★
It’s only 440 calories and tastes very simple with lemon, salt & pepper.

After dinner, we went to Bed, Bath and Beyond. This item reminds me of food screen at grandma’s house.

Strawberry Cheesecake Gelato @ Whole Foods

He got a slice of pizza.

I guess he was still hungry after the healthy dinner.



Morning coffee with Japanese cookie

Cookie with Rishiri Konbu

I taste umami in it.


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Brunch @ The Cheesecake Factory

I got a Cheesecake Factory’s gift card last Christmas and we were finally there for brunch today. When we arrived at 11am, it was not a rush hour yet and we got a nice patio table in front of yacht harbor.

Freshly squeezed OJ ($4.95) for him. Bread was good.

Mine: Chicken Bellagio $16.95
Arugula salad was a bit too salty but it was balanced out with chicken and pasta.

His: Chicken & Avocado Club Sandwich $14.95

It was huge and I had only 1/3 of it and the rest would be my lunch tomorrow.

Initially we were there for cheesecake but got too full. Maybe next time.

Dinner: Curry Rice with Spinach & Egg + Chardonnay


White Chocolate Cookie Sand

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Pinwheel Cafe Bakery

Getting some pastries @ Pinwheel Cafe Bakery around 8:30am

Two kinds of croissants

Two kinds of scones

His breakfast: Ham & Cheese Croissant

Mine: Pistachio Croissant
Very sweet. Perfect with a cup of coffee.

“Lunch”: Cranberry & Orange Peel Scone + Coffee

Dinner: Pancetta Peperoncino, Steak Salad + Chardonnay

Dessert: Soft Served Ice Cream @ McDonald’s

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Overtime & Combodian Noodle

I did overtime till 6:30pm, which is very unusual and got exhausted. He suggested to go out for dinner.

Vegetable Egg Roll $5

No3 House Noodle Soup $13

Very Garlicky and less umami. I prefer Vietnamese Noodle.

Trying a new ice cream place



Coffee and sweet in the morning

Pumpkin Cake


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Burger & Pork Cutlet

I slept in this morning and went out for lunch with him around 11:30am.

We notice photo display in the restaurant.

Mine: Animal Style Cheeseburger Combo, His: Double-Double @ In-n-out

Dinner: Pork Tenderloin Cutlet + Red Wine