At Work, Restaurants, Wine/Cheese/Sake/Beer

Po’ Boy @ Darrow’s New Orleans Grill

Trying a New Orleans restaurant.

Secret menu is no longer secret…

Happy Hour 4-7pm

Around 6pm, there were only 3-4 groups, but it was almost full when we left around 7pm.


They offer samples for first timers. From left, gumbo, red beans & rice, jambalaya. All good 🙂

New Orleans Theme Wall

Happy Hour Stella ($4) and Chardonnay ($4)

Glass was very dirty and I asked to change. The bartender washed it right in front of us and served wine in the wet glass. Not impressive at all, but it would be acceptable at this price. Also, this wine tastes very light and sweet, which I am not fan. Beer would be a safe choice.

His: Catfish Po’ Boy $8.99, Mine: Bayou Classic Po’ Boy (Shrimp & Oyster) $10.99

It was pretty good but difficult to eat without spilling. I will try either catfish po’ boy or gumbo.

Darrow’s New Orleans Grill
21720 Avalon Blvd Ste 102B
Carson, CA 90745
(424) 570-0531

We moved to Greendoor Coffee  in the same building.

Doughnuts look good.

Mine: Matcha Latte

His: Vanilla Ice Cream

It was very delicious and very Matcha.

GREENDOOR Powered by Intelligentsia
714 E Carson St
Carson, CA 90745
(424) 570-0095




At Home, My Cooking, Restaurants

Korean Spa & Lunch

Today I was off but he was not, so I went to Korean Spa to relax.

Gardena Women Sauna
I always go to a women only place.

After soaking in hot tubs, getting body scrub and relaxing in sauna, I had Korean lunch.

Lunch Menu #1

Lunch Menu #2


I love this little crab in spicy sauce.

Yukgaejang $11.99
I always order spicy beef soup.

The Place Gu Jip Restaurant
15435 S Western Ave Ste 109
Gardena, CA 90249
(310) 354-0007

Dessert with him @ 3:30pm: My cheese cake with green tea

His dinner
I skipped dinner.



At Home, Restaurants, Wine/Cheese/Sake/Beer

Steak & Italian Red Blend

Dinner: Tender Green’s Steak with Kale & Quinoa

Wine Insiders #2: Cantus Rosso ★★★

Tasting Note – Open this non-vintage Italian Red from Cantus early, giving it time to breathe before drinking. When you taste the flavors of raspberry and strawberry, you’ll know it was worth the wait. This smooth, central Italian red follows the up-front fruit with hints of roasted peppers and fresh herbs.

Overall impression to Wine Insiders wines is ok. I like Firstleaf wines best among other wine club such as Vinesse or Winc.


Breakfast #1

Breakfast #2

Make-Ahead Lunch

Afternoon Break

At Home, Family & Friends, Restaurants, Vacation/Trip

Fishing & Camping @ Green Valley

Fishing @ Green Valley Lake (2-4pm)

He caught a rainbow trout!

Relaxing but very chilly

Arrived at Camp Site

While he set up a tent…

I cooked curry

Friends family arrived and got fire in pit.

Grilling the trout on the pit

It tastes so fresh and flavorful.

Curry Rice warms us up!

We enjoyed tea & marshmallow along with conversation sitting around the fire pit. It was pretty cold but a great night with a lot of shining stars on the sky.


Breakfast #1

Breakfast $2

My lunch

His lunch

At Home, At Work, Restaurants

Ahi Tuna Poke with Chips

Ahi Tuna Poke $6.99 @ Fishbonz
It’s a bit spicy but pretty good. It would be perfect with beer or white wine.

Inside the restaurant

Catfish Taco Combo $8.49
It reminds me of Wahoo’s that we used to go a lot in OC.

Tea Time!



Lunch: Curry Udon + Grapes

Afternoon Break

At Home, At Work, Restaurants

Sushi @ Ise-Shima Again!

Business Lunch with Agents @ Ise-Shima
All you can eat salad is always nice 🙂

Assorted Nigiri $24
Today’s sushi looks sloppy and something that unexperienced chef prepared. Not fully happy 😦

Dinner: Miso Soup

Dinner #2: Artichoke Antipasto Toast



At Home, Restaurants

Roman Aroma Cafe & Redondo Beach

We went to try this Italian Bakery & Cafe with a $10 certificate.

My Italian Cooking teacher said they served sfogliatella but unfortunately no more.

Breakfast, Panini, Platter

Small Plates, Salad, Gelato


Not much Baked Stuff

Salmon Croissant $8.50 + Americano $2.75

Breakfast Croissant $8.50, egg white, smoked ham and Provolone cheese

Roman Aroma Italian Gran Cafe
901 N Catalina Ave Suite 100
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 318-1746

Drove by and hung out a bit on the beach

Tea Time with Chantilly Cream Puff

Mine is Black Sesame

Dinner: Sprouts Roasted Chicken, Broccoli, Carbonara + Chardonnay