At Home, Event, Restaurants, Vacation/Trip

Big Bear Camp – Day 2

img_5771
Woke up around 5:30am, had a cup of milk tea (again thank you McDonald’s) and took off for the lake around 6:30am

img_5769
He tried to catch a trout again, but no luck.

img_5770
A beautiful lake with morning light

img_5776
Left Big Bear Lake at 9:20am and headed for West Covina
Here we come for Malaysian Food!

img_5781
Roti Canai $4.45, Indian influenced flatbread with curry sauce
This curry sauce with chicken and potato is very similar to Japanese curry. Roti Canai is very nice with crispy thin part and chewy thick part.

img_5782
Penang Udang Mee $7.50
Strong shrimp broth scared him when served. It is not so bad as it smells. This is my favorite dish tho.

img_5783
Nasi Lemak $8.50, Coconut rice with curried chicken and chili anchovy
Boned chicken is very tender. Surprisingly chili anchovy is kind of citrusy and delicious with coconut rice.

img_5786
Kang Kung Belacan $9.95, Sauteed water spinach with shrimp paste sauce
This is something I tried for the first time. It’s different from any other Asian. He couldn’t eat it because it was too fishy for him.

Overall, I like the Malaysian food here, but it might take a while to get comfortable with it. What we had is either curry or shrimp based. I would like to try something else next time.

Penang Malaysian Cuisine
971 S Glendora Ave
West Covina, CA 91790
(626) 338-6138
$$
★★★

We got home around 1pm and took it easy in a couch. My body still sores.

img_5787
Light dinner

img_5789
Mini bao from Costco

img_5790
Perfect size and taste

img_5791
Dessert

Advertisements
Event, Restaurants, Vacation/Trip, Wine/Cheese/Sake/Beer

Big Bear Camp – Day 1

img_5729
Leaving home around 7am and swinging by McDonald’s to pick up breakfast

img_5739
Arrived at Big Bear Lake around 9am and started fishing
Unfortunately, no trout was caught.

img_5744
Lunch: A half sandwich & soup $9.95

Mountain Munchies
42171 1/2 Big Bear Blvd
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 866-7767
www.mtnmunchies.com
$$

img_5780
2 hour hiking on Cougar Crest Trail
A part of the trail was rough and rocky. I had sore legs and back.

img_5747
Checking in the camp site around 3pm

img_5749
Setting up a tent 🙂

img_5750
Relaxing and napping for 30 min in the tent

img_5753
Taking a walk to the lake before dinner

img_5754
Opening a bottle of merlot

img_5757
Beautiful Ribeye Steak
A biggest mistake for this camp was that I didn’t pack a tongs. He handled to grilled steaks with plastic fork and knife.

img_5761
Grilled veggies & ribeye
It was perfectly cooked and seasoned 🙂

img_5762
Filet mignon could be cooked just a little more but so tender. The merlot was good to pair with.

img_5763
Getting cold and no wood fire allowed around this season 😦

img_5764
Boiling water

img_5765
Tea Time!
We forgot to buy paper cups and plates. Thank you McDonald’s for your coffee cups.

img_5768
Around 7:30pm it got completely dark and temperature dropped. We enjoyed seeing stars a bit but it was too cold to stay outside with no fire in the pit. Went to bed so early, but couldn’t sleep well on the hard ground.

Event, Family & Friends, Restaurants

Beautiful & Fun Day with Friends in OC

IMG_3535
Get together with his best friend and her son @ MOD Pizza
I had a mini Dominic $5. Uneven topping and cheese, but good.

MOD Pizza
26562-A Moulton Pkwy
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949) 238-4616
http://modpizza.com
$
★★

IMG_3537
Went to lake in a local Park for trout fishing. All we hear is sound of wind, water, ducks…Very refreshing and relaxing.

IMG_3540
Ducks are so friendly to get close to you. We spent 1.5 hours to fish there. No fish to take home.

$5 per vehicle

Laguna Niguel Regional Park
28241 La Paz Rd
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(949) 923-2240

IMG_3551
Picked up a cake for a friend’s birthday.

IMG_3564
White Chocolate Raspberry 8 inch $23

There are a bite size and small bundt cakes with 10 flavors available.

Nothing Bundt Cakes
26534 Moulton Pkwy #E
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949) 238-8700
$$
★★★

IMG_3552
Joining a party with old friends. Starting with white wine and mini caprese.

IMG_3555
BBQ

IMG_3561
Ribeye Steak and Drumsticks

IMG_3563
Tastes amazing and perfect with Cabernet Sauvignon.

IMG_3565
A secret of delicious steak

IMG_3569
The bundt cake is so moist, fluffy and tasty.