Kirbie's Cravings

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...

Extraordinary Desserts Again

Extraordinary Desserts 1430 Union Street San Diego, CA 92101 619-294-7001 www.extraordinarydesserts.com I think I finally got Extraordinary Desserts out of my system after several more visits.  Not that it doesn’t still taste yummy, but...

Fun sorbets

This weekend I bought some fun sorbets at my local Costco.  The sorbets are served in real fruit bowls, making them pretty fun snacks.  One box comes with 5 flavors: pineapple, orange-mango, lemon, coconut...

Fresh Mango Bread

With summer on its way and so many fruits on sale, I’m always looking for new baking recipes to incorporate all the fresh fruit I have in my house.  Recently, I came across a...