At Work, Restaurants

Picante De Mariscos @ El Pollo Inka

Friday Dinner @ El Pollo Inka

Picante De Mariscos $14.50
It’s spicier than I thought, but good.




At Work, Restaurants

Delicious Grilled Onion & Jalapeño

Although a lot of make-ahead meals are stocked in the fridge, we went to Super Gallito for tacos after Spanish class. Learning Spanish makes us crave for Mexican food 😛

We’ve seen people request whole grilled onions and been curious about them. Finally we asked for it tonight.

Taco de Pescado $3, Taco de Carnitas $1.50

Grilled onion and jalapeno tastes amazing!




At Home, My Cooking, Restaurants

Best Sandwich In My Life

He found this 5 star sandwich place on yelp and we both happened to be in the area, so why not try it.

11:10am: It looks like an ordinary place, but how they prepare is extraordinary to me. They make sandwiches like they do for family. All ingredients look fresh and meat are warmed up. Bread is perfectly toasted even though I didn’t ask.

Mine: Pastrami with Lettuce, Banana Peppers, Sprouts, Tomato, Provolone, Honey Mustard on Marble Rye (my way) $8.75
This is the best sandwich in my life! It’s huge!! I was probably able to finish it all but I took a half home.

His: Club Stacker (as suggested) $8.50
When I asked him for a bite, he already finished all! He loves it too. We dined in there but most people come pick up sandwiches and besides us they seemed regulars.

17901 S Vermont Ste D
Gardena, CA 90248
(424) 228-1101

I went a grocery shopping after lunch and  started cooking for the whole week next week.

2:30pm: I had leftover with wine

What!? It looks totally different. Of course it doesn’t taste as delicious as 3.5 hours ago…I regret I didn’t finish at the place.

Make-Ahead dishes: Lemon Garlic Cabbage, Broccoli, Napa & Carrot Salad, Curry Bell Pepper & Fish Cake

Ponzu Red Bell Peppers & Shrimp Chili
These will be frozen for anytime in next 3 months.

My dinner: Lemon Garlic Cabbage, Garlic Shrimp + Chile Red
I was not hungry because of a lot of tasting during cooking. I made him Garlic Shrimp Pasta instead.

Later night: Nutella Beignet + Earl Grey


10:20am: Two pieces of chocolate + Coffee

This weekend, I do laundry, cleaning and cooking…

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

Corazon Mexican Kitchen

We have a certificate only valid on Mon-Thu for a local Mexican restaurant. Oh yeah! It’s Thursday today!!!

So we are here!

A nice restaurant with a full of wall art

During Happy Hour (3-6pm), most drink is $5. He had Modelo and I had House White (Chardonnay). We were so hungry and had a lot of chips & salsa.

Blackened Shrimp Salad $17
Pepitas (pumpkin seed) dressing is very mild and delicious.

Chicken Enchiladas $16
It tastes good but I think it’s a little overpriced.

Churros & Ice Cream $8
I love churros especially when having hot & cold sweetness together.

Somehow my salad is $4 less than price on the menu. After using the certificate, it was $23.98 + Tip. Yay!

Although price is higher side, we both enjoyed food and service. The server gave us a moneymailer coupon, which shows they have a lot of specials, such as 50% off Taco Tuesday etc. We will probably come back for one of those specials.

Corazon Mexican Kitchen
767 Deep Valley Drive
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
(310) 340-6927





Afternoon Break

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

Yakitori Dinner with A Friend

Waiting for a friend at Best Yakitori Restaurant in LA

Drink Menu #1
Beer is good for Yakitori, but I try not to consume carbs, so probably get Shochu instead.

Wine List #1
Some excellent wines are available here.

Wine List #2

Yakitori Menu
They recommend 7 skewer course for $23 or 10 skewer course for $28, but we did à la carte.

Other Food Menu

Hitotsubu No Mugi on the rock $8.50

Scallion Salad $4.50
Surprisingly good 🙂

Tori Wasa $7
Chicken breast cooked rare and seasoned with soy & wasabi. Dangerously delicious 🙂

Yakitori #1:  Negi Niku (Chicken Thigh & Green Onion) $3
Simple is best. Best of the night.

#2: Motsu (Chicken Liver) $3
This is always my favorite.

#3: Hatsu (Chicken Heart) $3

#4: Kawa (Chicken Skin) $3, #5: Shiitake Mushroom

#6: Sunagimo (Chicken Gizzard) $3

#7 Okra

Yakitori Master

#8: Shiso Maki (Shiso & Chicken) $3

#9: Atsu Age (Fried Tofu) $2.50, #10: Nankotsu (Soft Bone) $3.25

Chicken Soup is included. Perfect to close the dinner.

1425 W Artesia Blvd
Gardena, CA 90248
(310) 538-5764


Breakfast: Tangerine, Bagel & Cream Cheese


At Home, My Cooking, Restaurants

California Pizza Kitchen

I got a gift card for the restaurant from work. Why not go spend it!?

Menu is so broad.

Offering so many wines


Sangria & Non-Alcoholic

Food Menu

Mmm, everything looks good.

This place might be a good for take-out dinner.

Bread and herbed oil is tasty.

Mine: Banh Mi Power Bowl $14.99
It doesn’t taste great but feels healthy.

His: Hawaiian Pizza $14.99
It’s sad that I am allergic to pineapple. I had a bite of Ham part and it’s delicious.

Dessert Menu

So attempting

Salted Caramel Pudding $6.29

We spent all $50 dollars on the card.

On the way to the movie theater, we bumped into horses. Wow!

Dinner: Pork Tenderloin Curry


Breakfast: Pastries from Krust

At Home, Family & Friends, Restaurants

Sashimi Lunch & Cafe Latte

To celebrate Japanese Girls Day (3/3), I had Japanese lunch with a friend @ Wadatsumi.

Lunch Menu #1

Lunch Menu #2

Starting with salad

Sashimi Lunch $12.95

Tofu & Egg Custard included
What a deal!!

1757 W Carson St Ste R&S
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 782-7356

Coffee Time

Baked stuff looks good

Feeling like home

Cafe Latte $4

I bought two kind of pastries to-go and they gave me one more free.

1300 S Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 540-6100

Dinner: Oyako-Don


Breakfast: Mandarine, Bagel + Coffee

Godiva Chocolate