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March Madness & BNP Paribas Open

Besides going grocery shopping in the morning, we stayed home and watched tennis & basketball games all day long. I was cooking make-ahead meals as well.

Breakfast: Simple Pancakes with Butter & Honey

Lunch: Leftover Peruvian

Around 6pm: Edamame & Beer

Light Dinner: Tonjiru (Pork & Vegetable Miso Soup)

Only two kinds make-ahead completed

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Make-Ahead Dinner & Ramen

After 3 days, I am already tired of eating make-ahead meals. Of course, fresh meals tastes better! Less headache to think about what to cook and less time to prepare lunch & dinner during the week tho.

He feels like wine, so we opened a bottle of Argentina Malbec. It’s fruity and a bit sweet. Easy to drink. I love it.

Make-Ahead Dinner
It still tastes good, but not fun to eat 😦

I added instant Tonkotsu Style ramen (shared one serving by two). A warm broth gives us more satisfaction.



Lunch Box

I enjoyed the make-ahead lunch.

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Bentoss Bento & Chilean Red


Wafu Makunouchi Bento $10.99

Happy Friday with Chilean Red

Well-balanced of body, acidity, sweetness, fruitiness and tannin

Light dinner: Leftover from last night


Breakfast #1

It’s pretty good.

Breakfast #2: Bagel, Lindt + Coffee

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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

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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


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McDonald’s & El Jacalito

We went to see CPA in OC for tax filing today and had breakfast at McDonald’s nearby.

His: Breakfast Sandwich Combo, Mine: Pancake x 3 + Coffee

Perfect portion and surprisingly delicious

Butter with M

Lunch: Tarako Udon

Instant Pasta Sauce

Mexican Dinner

A lot of Mexican Beer available

The server strongly recommend him “Original Corona.” He loves it. I had horchata because the salsa is very spicy.

Wall Art

His: Carnitas Plate $10.50

Mine: Menudo $13.50

I was going to have Mole Negro Enchilada but this was more perfect for a freezing cold winter night

*50s in Southern California is considered as very cold

El Jacalito
24609 Narbonne Ave
Lomita, CA 90717
(310) 325-6429

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Hanging out with Mom

Breakfast: Cantaloup, Cinnamon Roll + His Coffee

Lunch: Ten Zaru $13.50

Huge Tempura!

21605 S Western Ave
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 320-2089

Drinking and cooking with mom

One of Firstleaf selections
Well-balanced and delicious!

Dinner: Napoli Style Ragu

Dessert: Lemon Mousse

We all were still full from a huge lunch.