Kirbie's Cravings

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

How to Make Shrimp Stir Fry

Learn how to make shrimp stir fry with snow peas and mushrooms. Stir-frying is a simple and quick cooking method and it’s so easy you don’t even need a recipe. Just a few simple...

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...

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...

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...

Madeleines Recipe

These madeleines are lightly flavored with lemon and vanilla and their light and airy texture is hard to resist. In this post, I’m sharing all of my tips for making homemade madeleines. I love...