At Home, At Work, Restaurants, Sick

Terrible Ear Pain

In the early morning around 4am, I woke up with a terrible pain inside my right ear. Around 5am I couldn’t take it any more and took Ibuprofen. It eased the pain and I went back to sleep.

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Breakfast

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The pain came back so I took Advil around 11am.

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Lunch: Soba Salad

I barely survived at work all day. Around 6pm the pain is getting bad, but we just took off for dinner. Since I was not in a good condition, we walked a few minutes to one of our favorite/trusted restaurants for European home meals.

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Garden Salad $2.95

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This citrusy house dressing tastes amazing.

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His: Brisket of Beef $16.95

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Mine: Stuffed Cabbage $14.95

In the middle of dinner, the pain became unbearable. Not only I could only had a few bites but also I felt tasteless because my tongue was numb. So sad not to fully enjoy food.

The Main Course
10509 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 475-7564
www.themaincourse.biz
$$
★★★★

When home, I took another Ibuprofen but it didn’t work as much as this morning. At that time, it was too late to go to an urgent care.

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At Home, At Work, Restaurants

Eastern European Cuisine @ The Main Course

He worked from home today, so I drove home straight from work. A question was where we should go for dinner tonight?

I had a $15 Restaurant.com certificate for the Main Course, which is an Eastern European restaurant within a walk distance from home. Perfect!

The cozy and comfy place was a full of seniors when we arrived. I understand that the homey dishes would attract kids to seniors.

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Menu: Various European meals for the reasonable price

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Tasty bread

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Garden Salad $2.95

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Citrusy homemade dressing… I can drink this straight.

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Spicy Shrimp with Linguini in Creamy Spicy Tomato Sauce $17.95
After debating with my favorite Romanian Stuffed Eggplant, I decided to try something new.

He had his favorite, Beef Brisket ($16.95). We both enjoyed the dinner so much. Our server apologized a low service because of a large group before us, but it was not bad at all.

Total: $40.80 + tax – $15 coupon = $29.47 + tip

The Main Course
10509 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 475-7564
$$
★★★★

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Dessert
We stopped by a liquor store and picked up our dessert.

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Sweet!

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Breakfast

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Lunch: Rice, Mekabu seaweed, tofu
There was nothing in the fridge, but didn’t want to go out.

At Home, At Work, Restaurants

Jiro Style Ramen @ Umenoya

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Lunch: Jiro Ramen $10.95

I was craving for Jiro style ramen, which a lot of veggies, minced garlic and pork grease on top.

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Ordered a half garlic on the side. Full amount garlic was too much last time.

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I love this thick and chewy noodle.

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I am not a fan of greasy soup like this, but this ramen is very satisfying and balanced out with a lot of bean sprouts & cabbage.

Umenoya
24222 Crenshaw Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 530-3177
$$
★★★

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Dinner after yoga: Turkey Meatloaf

I was going to skip dinner, but he picked up his dinner at the Main Course just around the corner and saved a half for me. Of course, I couldn’t resist and it was do delicious 🙂

The Main Course
10509 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 475-7564
http://themaincourse.biz
$$
★★★

At Home, Restaurants

Not feeling Like Cooking

I felt lazy as a usual Saturday morning. My husband fixed french toast for breakfast. We didn’t have any fruit to go with, so I made green juice with spinach, parsley, apple and lemon.

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It tastes drinkable with apple and lemon.

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His French toast is a little dry, but can’t complain it because of my laziness.

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Lunch: curry udon with a lot of green onion

I didn’t feel like cooking at all. We just went to pick up some dish at the Main Course.

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salad

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Turkey Vegetable Lasagna

Very good 🙂

At Work, Restaurants

Viva Restaurant.com Certificates

I was lately introduced to Restaurant.com. It’s a sort of reward program and you could redeem points for restaurant certificates on Restaurant.com.

Thank you so much, Restaurant.com! They include some of our favorite restaurants such as Z Garden.

The Main Course, we went for dinner tonight as well.
What’s great about this place is…1. Just a few minute walk from home, 2. They don’t charge a corkage, 3. Most importantly, food is amazing. Extra benefit is that all servers are cute girls, which always makes my husband happy.

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We grabbed an opened riesling bottle from our fridge and enjoyed there.

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We love the bread. Actually, everything tastes so fresh and homey, so you never get tired of it.

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My main course was Rumanian Stuffed Eggplant ($13.95). Delicious!

Our original bill was $30 but ended $15 + tip with a Restaurant.com certificate.

The Main Course
10509 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 475-7564
themaincourse.biz
$$
★★★

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breakfast: milk brioche, mini apple turnover x 2, strawberries + English tea

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lunch: leftover hot pot from a few days ago
Lately, I’ve tried to save money by not eating out for lunch.

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Refreshing with a cup of Japanese plum tea around 3pm.