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Salmon Burger & Paso Robles Valdiguié

2017 The Bluffer Valdiguié Paso Robles, California ★★★

Valdiguié is one of California’s rarest grapes. This light-bodied style delivers brambly fruits and bright acidity. Tasting notes of hibiscus, red cherry, rhubarb, strawberry.
I’ve never heard or tasted this grape before. Very floral and fruity. So unique.

Sun Basket Meal Kit #7

Easy salmon burgers with fried eggs and dill yogurt ★★

He says it’s not bad but I am not a big fan. It’s great to cook and enjoy something new and different.


Breakfast: Banana and new flavor of Siggi’s

Chocolate and yogurt do not go well.

Morning coffee + “Scallop” Cookie from Hokkaido

Savory & Sweet

Lunch: Kimchi Fried Rice, Apple

Cup Noodle Curry

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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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Vinesse – 2016 Gracenote Napa Valley Pinot Noir

2016 Gracenote Napa Valley Pinot Noir ★★

Enjoying wine along with Trump vs. Kim and Federer vs. Nadal

Edamame, Spanish Cheese, Karamata Olives

Dinner: Curry Rice with Egg

Godiva Chocolate to finish wine


Breakfast #1

A co-worker brought some bakes.

Breakfast #2: Croissant + Coffee

Lunch in the park

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Sun Basket – Saigon Chicken Vermicelli Bowls

2016 Ashfield Cellars California Chardonnay ★★★

This toasty wine offers impression of pear, apple, fig and spice. Nice!

Enjoying wine with rice crackers while cooking dinner

Trying Sun Basket Meal Kit

Saigon Chicken Vermicelli Bowls ★★
It’s just ok for me. I prefer going to Vietnamese restaurants for soup noodle bowl.




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Wollombi Pass – Australia Shiraz

2017 Wollombi Pass Big Rivers, Australia Shiraz ★★★

This fresh and bright wine offers notes of raspberry, red cherry, caramel, mocha, vanilla and eucalyptus. I like it.

Dinner: Spaghetti Meat Sauce, Celery & Broccoli Salad + Wine


Breakfast: Yogurt, Fuji Apple

Some Japanese Sweet + Coffee

Lunch: Celery Salad + Instant Udon

I crave for Japanese cup noodle once in a while.