At Home, My Cooking

Make-Ahead Meal Preparation

I spent all afternoon in Kitchen today to prepare make-ahead meals.

Baking mini omelette

They look cute 🙂 but taste a bit too salty 😦

Mini Omelette, Ponzu Pork, Kimchi Fried Rice

I had a bowl of Kimchi Fried Rice while cooking…

Chinese Steamed Chicken, Shio-koji Fried Chicken, Teriyaki Chicken, Ponzu Pork here again

My favorite is Chinese Chicken with a lot of cilantro.

He had ponzu pork and teriyaki chicken too.


Brunch at 12:20pm

Followed by Beignet + Coffee

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

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

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

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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


At Home, At Work

Trader Joe’s Kung Pao Chicken

Easy Dinner: Trader Joe’s Frozen Kung Pao Chicken
Just stir fry in a pan and mix with sauce.

It’s as good as Trader Joe’s frozen Orange Chicken.

Soon Tofu made from House/BCD Soon Tofu Kit




Afternoon Break

At Home, At Work

Cherry Blossom Cheese Cake

Souvenir from Japan

Cherry Blossom Flavored Cheese Cake

It tastes delicious and looks pretty.


Breakfast: Tangerine, Bagel, Cream Cheese + Coffee

Lunch #1

Lunch #2

Before Spanish Class

I was so hungry