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

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