Kirbie's Cravings

Matcha Green Tea and White Cupcakes

< A week ago, I discovered how easy it was to bake with matcha green tea, which I love, by baking a matcha green tea chocolate swirl cake.  I wanted to try another matcha...

Cherry Mochi Cake

This mochi cake recipe is a quick one-bowl dessert that you can customize with your favorite fruit. It has a wonderful chewy texture that is a cross between a regular cake and Japanese mochi....

Pho T. Cali

Pho T. Cali7351 Clairemont Mesa BlvdSan Diego, CA 92111(858) 565-6997 www.photcali.com Pho T. Cali is the place I go to most for pho  It’s not necessarily the best pho, but it’s pretty good and in...

Bisquick Cheese Biscuits

20-minute Bisquick cheese biscuits are so easy to make you can have fresh-baked batch whenever you want. They are made with cheddar cheese and a few other simple ingredients. If you love warm homemade...

Wa Okan dining

Wa Okan Dining3860 Convoy StSan Diego, CA 92111(858) 279-0941 okanus.com I have been wanting to try Okan for a while.  For the past few months, every weekend after shopping at Nijiya I would say...

Taro flavored Chinese steamed rice cake

I do a lot of grocery shopping at Ranch 99.  Being from the Bay Area, I am often envious when I go back home to visit my parents and go to the asian grocery...

Guppy House

Guppy House 2730 Alton PkwySte 101Irvine, CA 92614(949) 851-9788www.myguppyteahouse.com I've been wanting to try Guppy House for a while.  On my last Irvine visit, I got a glimpse of the interior with all of...

Matcha Green tea chocolate swirl cake

I love matcha green tea flavored foods.  I’m always choosing green tea flavored cakes, ice cream, candy, cookies, drinks, etc.  However, it wasn’t until recently that I discovered how easy it is to bake...

Royal India lunch buffet

Royal India Restaurant329 Market StSan Diego, CA 92101(619) 269-9999 www.royalindia.com Boyfriend and I enjoy trying Indian buffets.  Normally, Indian food tends to be expensive and I can never decide what I want because there...

85C Revisit and Sea Salt Coffee!

85C Bakery Cafe 2700 Alton Pkwy, Ste 123 Irvine, CA 92606 (949) 553-8585 www.85cafe.us I made another visit to 85C Bakery and Cafe again this past weekend. I can’t resist visiting whenever I’m in...

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...

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...