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Capital Seafood Dim Sum

Capital Seafood BBQ & Dim Sum Express 2700 Alton Parkway, Ste #127Irvine, CA 92606(949) 252-8186 www.csrgweb.com   I have been eyeing the take-out dim sum express of Capital Seafood the past few times I visited...

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Onigiri! (rice balls)

Recently I have been craving Onigiri.  It has been years since I have made any and I’m not sure what has brought on the sudden craving. Over the weekend, I went to Daiso, a...

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Dragon Boat Festival

In honor of Dragon Boat Festival (Duan Wu Jie), I am dedicating a post to the delicious Zong Zi that are eaten to help celebrate this holiday. In English, the day is nicknamed Dragon...

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Kumquats!

On my last visit to my parent's house, my mom bought a kumquat tree for her garden. As a result, I ended up going home with lots of beautiful kumquats! I've always enjoyed Kumquats,...

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Convoy Tofu House

Convoy Tofu House4229 Convoy StSan Diego, CA 92111(858) 573-2511 I have a love-hate relationship with yelp reviews.  I have found some great places through yelp, but have also been extremely disappointed by yelp.  This...

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JJ Bakery revisit

J J Bakery-Cafe15333 Culver DriveSte 660/650Irvine, CA 92604(949) 653-1565 I had a chance to visit JJ Bakery Cafe again this past weekend.  My previous post can be found here. Here are some of the...

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Snow Peas and Shrimp Stir Fry

Snow peas have been on sale lately at Ranch 99.  I enjoy eating them, and there is really one way I know how to cook them: stirfry!  By stirfrying them, you retain their crispiness. ...

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More Manju!

I love how pretty the handcrafted manju from Hogetsu Bakery are.  Since Hogestu is a bit of a far drive for me, I rely on Nijiya's supply of Hogetsu Bakery's manju to fulfill my...

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Pappalecco- delicious gelato

Pappalecco- A Gelato Lounge1602 State StSan Diego, CA 92101(619) 238-4590www.pappalecco.com I've been searching for a good gelato place for a while now after being disappointed with my old favorite.  I read great reviews about...

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Emerald Late Night

Emerald Chinese Seafood Restaurant3709 Convoy StSte 101San Diego, CA 92111(858) 565-6888 www.emeraldrestaurant.com/ A while back, I learned that Emerald Seafood has a late night menu with discounted prices from 9pm-12am.  I have been wanting...