Castella Cake

I originally wanted to make this post about a matcha flavored castella cake since I’ve already done the originally honey castella cake. But as you can see, this cake is yellow, not green. I completely forgot to add the matcha powder and didn’t realize it until the cake was in the oven baking. Since it came out so pretty, I decided I’d post about it anyway, along with some new things I’ve learned.

Quik Wok is a fast food American Chinese restaurant located in Rancho Bernardo. In addition, on weekends, they offer some traditional chinese dishes, including chinese breakfast items, noodle dishes, and my beloved knife shaved noodles (homemade noodles that are shaved with a knife, creating doughy noodle threads of irregular shape that have a chewy, bouncy texture).

I had received several recommendation to go check out Quik Wok but the out-of-the-way location and a not so great experience by Kirk of  mmm-yoso, left me hesitant to check it out.

This past weekend I was going to be in the RB area anyway, so I thought I might as well go see for myself how the knife shaved noodles are. The night before I had actually tasted the worst knife shaved noodles in my life at another restaurant: dry, hard and not at all chewy. So going into this experience, I feared the worst.

Chinese beef noodle soup is one of my favorite chinese dishes. The rich, steaming beef broth, tender pieces of meat, and soft noodles make a hearty and comforting meal.

I’ve had several bad beef noodle soups lately, so I’ve been determined to make my own. I made a big batch yesterday so that I could enjoy it for the next few days.