At Home, Restaurants

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.

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

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

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

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




At Home, At Work, My Cooking

My Version of “French Onion Soup”

Breakfast: Cantaloup, Strawberry Custard Croissant

Lunch: Leftover Nabe


French Onion Soup: Sauteed onion, beef broth, cheese toast and parsley on top

Tomato Sauce Spaghetti with bacon, spinach, cod

Took a walk to McDonalds after dinner and got dessert

At Home, At Work

Every Night Hot Pot (常夜鍋)

The street was blocked and huge ladders and a flag were raised in the fire station when driving home this evening. Later the night we found that a fire fighter died for falling from 5 story ladder during an exercise. So sad…

Dinner: Joya Nabe(常夜鍋)meaning it’s so good that you can eat every day.
It’s so simple to cook veggies & pork in sake, ginger & garlic.

Enjoyed with rich sesame sauce