Thursday, August 9, 2012

Naan-N-Curry in North Beach, San Francisco

I gotta say this place is where I had best meal in San Francisco. There were many places I "liked" but actually, I never thought to go back. This place is by far the best, because I am totally coming back. Must order their marsala: it's so smooth and silky... Yum!!!
http://www.naanncurry.com/

Friday, June 29, 2012

Curry Up Now in San Mateo

Best Indian street food restaurant in San Francisco area. Very casual atmosphere, and servers are well educated with what they are serving. I also saw native Indians dining, so that made me feel really good to pick this place. Must come and try.
http://www.curryupnow.com/

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Thai Style Ramen

My new creation in a long time! So, I was thinking what if Thai ever wanted to make ramen? What kind if flavor would that be?
This is my way of making one of Thai style ramen. Turkey larb gai with spicy ramen dry style served with fried egg. Garnished with fresh cucumber, sweet basil and chives. So yummy!!!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Thai Idea, Foster City

Amazingly beautiful presentation. I love this vegetarian restaurant in my new neighborhood. Today's pick is Volcanic Beef... Yum! You can even order on line for delivery. So far, I liked everything they ever served to me.
http://www.thaiideaveggie.com/Thai_Idea/Thai_Idea_Vegetarian_Restaurant_San_Francisco_Bay_Area.html

Pho New Saigon in Foster City

I can have soup anytime of days... I was so happy to find Pho restaurant in my neighborhood. I tried their seafood noodle soup. Great broth, fresh seafood and great price. On top of it, their serve fresh fruit smoothly without any sugar add-on!

Friday, June 8, 2012

French Baguette on Bush, San Fran

Don't let the name full you. They makes some serious beef spicy noodle soup. Twice in this week. That means its GOOD!
http://m.allmenus.com/ca/san-francisco/303798-french-baguette/menu/

Friday, June 1, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

Le Colonial in San Francisco

This is not typical Vietnamese restaurant experience. The place is beautiful, classy and fancy. Service was wonderful. And most of all, food was amazing!!! This is Banh Cuon: steamed chicken wrap in light fish sauce with lots of yummy herbs. So good! And I highly recommend their chicken noodle soup.
http://lecolonialsf.com/

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sushi Toni, in the Heart of San Francisco

I was impressed with the fact that Japanese speaking customers were the main in this restaurant. 4 stars of 5. It was really funny that they were playing 50's hits... Very good midi soup too.
http://sushitoni.kkum.com/

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Ramen Taro: Foster City, CA

I would totally give better review on this please. I lived the ramen broth per its not too salty. Service was prompt and nice.
http://www.google.com/search?q=Ramen+Taro&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Shabu Shabu, Lower Pacific Heights

Yummy Shabu restaurant in Lower Pacific Heights. 5 stars out of 5!
http://m.yp.com/san-francisco-ca/mip/happy-shabu-shabu-5261009

U-Lee, Nob Hill, San Francisco

http://www.google.com/search?q=u-lee&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari#&mldd=3
So surprised that this little place serves only organic beef...
I'm so happy that I found another hole in the wall!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Cafe Minerva, West Village, New York

What a charming cozy restaurant. My good friend Stuart took me to this restaurant where served me most juicy roasted chicken I've ever tried... Yummmmm... Servers had information in depth for wine list and ingredients on the menu which I really liked.
http://www.urbanspoon.com/m/r/3/1550135

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Saxon + Parole: NYC Lower Eastside

Burger with fried egg! What a combination. I enjoyed every subtle bite of that burger. They also have yummy ginger carrot soup so worth to try. The chef was so kind enough to personally deliver the hand made donuts. I loved the home-made style icing...
http://saxonandparole.com/

Monday, May 7, 2012

Bao Noodles in Lower Eastside

Yummy Vietnamese noodle place in Lower Eastside. Love the food and service...
http://www.baonoodles.com/

Friday, May 4, 2012

Golden Star Vietnamese in San Francisco

My new pho spot in San Fran. So fresh... Love their yummy Thai basil.
http://www.urbanspoon.com/m/r/6/84375

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Cordon Bleu, Vietnamese Restaurant

Well... I was expecting to have some Pho on rainy windy day. Somehow Yelp search guided me to this traditional, French/Vietnamese place. Seriouse hole in the wall, but it is seriouse traditional home cooking kitchen that you can literally watch them cooking in front of you. Everything is made-for-order. I had their #5 deal. And my review is OMG!!! Must try!!!!
http://m.yelp.com/biz/cordon-bleu-vietnamese-restaurant-san-francisco

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

Huevos Rancheros Morning!

It's sunny and let's wake up with huevos rancheros!!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Home Made Salmon Skin Salad

Most important part of this prep was getting fresh salmon. I didn't season the fish at all. Fillet and cut the fish into small bite size pieces. Grill the fish until it gets deep golden brown. Salmon is very rich and oily fish, so you don't even need cooking oil.
Throw all on top of organic greens. I used lemon juice and sesame oil mix as my dressing. Yummmmmm!!!

Shin Seng Gu Mi

I have to say that I was in yakitori heat! This place is my go-to yakitori restaurant in South Bay. Always so good.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Awesome Yakitori: Torihei in Torrance

This place was so good. Just right amount of food prepared with such fresh ingredients. A place must go try!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Blue Lotus, Carson, CA

Awesome Pho restaurant in Carson. Interior and service were so great and broth was just so yummy. I love to actually eat Thai basil instead of just putting in a soup, and it was so fresh Thai basil was provided. Definitely place where I will visit again, and I will highly recommend this restaurant.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Spinach Omelette with Home Style Hashbrown

Chopped veggies and spinach omelette with home made Hashbrown. Yummy in my tummy this morning!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Boiling Point, Gardena

Awesome Chinese hot pot restaurant! We tried seafood & tofu hot soup and beef hot soup. You can request different level of spiciness. On the side, you can have glass noodle or rice. Just perfect amount of yumminess and awsome price of $9.99! Expect to wait on long line, because they don't take reservation... :(

Very Berry Breakfast

Bad habit, but I've never eaten breakfast. I don't remember growing up having breakfast at all... And then, I started to like having breakfast! Thanks to my own "Very Berry" breakfast combo for me that I made for my husband, and sample some. Blue berry multi-grain pancake, egg sunny-side-up and veggie sausage. So good. I can't wait to wake up and try them again!!! And don't forget my freshly squeezed home made kale juice.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Healthy Warm Chicken and Shrimp Salad

Herb greens and grilled chicken and shrimps. I also grilled yellow squash and zucchini to top them. Sweet cheery tomatoes and Persian cucumber for refreshing taste.
Simply use fresh squeezed lemon juice as your dressing! That was yummy dinner!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Evie striped peep-toe pumps – JCrew

I start liking JCrew shoe collection per every time I wear their shoes and hear people complementing me.
This Spring, they've upped the ante on the ladylike pump with chic peep-toe styling. Done in a classic nautical stripe, the sleek silhouette is topped by a feminine bow. Best of all? They added an interior platform for extra comfort. Yummmmmm... I see myself enjoying Pinkberry with it! ;p http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/shoes/pumpsheels/PRDOVR~64442/64442.jsp

Monday, January 16, 2012

Pho Vu in La Quinta, CA

Honestly, I didn't believed it. My husband found this place at the Yelp, and they claimed that they are the best in the California desert. I laughed... But, now I am a believer. They pho was superb. I often, should I say, always found pho places just dump 500 gallons of salt into their soup broth. But Pho Vu in La Quinta was different. perfectly seasoned with deep, well-made beef broth. Gotta try this place if anyone is around the area.

Opa! Tucson, AZ

Health and fresh ingredients. I was very happy to find this place on the way back home from long 18 hour drive. Last thing I wanted was horrible fried, fast food. This place was a jewel!!! Highly recommended by me! Please visit if anyone is around the area.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Marina Cantina at San Carlos, Mexico

This sleepy little town San Carlos has many charms, but seafood and restaurants are 2 of best thing that I can talk enough about. Made a little visit again for the 2nd time in a 2 days, after incredible burger, I wanted to try their daily special which caught my eyes. Awesome fresh, grilled lobster. This one is served with lime and sea salt pasta. This fresh catch lobster was melting in my mouth...

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Larb Gai - Thai Ground Chicken Salad


2 tbsp Lime Juice, 
1/4 lb Lean ground chicken
, Romaine lettuce, 
1/2 cup Shredded carrot, 1/2 cup Shredded papaya
, 1/4 cup Onion slivers
, 2 tbsp Fresh mint, 
1 tbsp Fresh cilantro, 
1 tbsp Dill, 1 tbsp Fish Sauce.
In a small bowl combine lime juice and fish sauce. Set a small nonstick pan over medium high heat and get hot. Add chicken to pan. Cook, breaking meat into chunks until no longer pink. Remove from heat & stir in 1 Tbsp of reserved dressing.
In large bowl combine lettuce, carrot, papaya, onion, mint, dill, & cilantro. Drizzle remaining dressing & Toss. Top with chicken.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Rice Cake Soup / 떡국 / Ddeokguk


Another home-made creation during my holiday! Korean Rice Cake Soup / 떡국. This is a traditional Lunar New Year dish in Korea. I have seen many different recipes - the only really standard ingredient seems to be the rice cakes. I use my home-made ox tail broth and organic brown rice cake. Beaten eggs, green onions, Chinese cabbage and baby spinach are my own traditional ingredients! ;p