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Indonesian Dinner @ Simpang Asia

Breakfast #1

Breakfast #2

Breakfast #3


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

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


Breakfast: Plum from the farmers market


Blueberry Yogurt Cake & Coffee followed

Leftover Lunch


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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.

624 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(310) 362-6115

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

Easy dinner: Yakisoba


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.


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.



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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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.


Breakfast #1

Breakfast #2: Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese on Bagel

Easy lunch

Fish on rice

Afternoon Break