Kirbie's Cravings

Serious Eats challenge

Serious Eats is one of the food blogs I browse regularly.  Every week they issue a weekend challenge.  I like to participate when I get a chance.  This weekend’s challenge was to make a...

K Sandwiches revisit and exploration of Vietnamese desserts

K. Sandwiches7604 Linda Vista RoadSan Diego, CA 92111www.ksandwiches.com I was determined to spend some time at the beach this weekend and just sit around and enjoy the warm sand and calming sound of the...

Cheese Beer Bread

This cheese beer bread is one of the easiest quick breads I’ve ever made. You only need four ingredients and a few minutes to make the batter and it bakes up with a chewy,...

Sculpted Bread Animals at Boudin in SF

Boudin at Fisherman's Wharf160 Jefferson StSan Francisco, CA 94133www.boudinbakery.com Being from the Bay Area, I've been to San Francisco countless times.  Every time someone is visiting, my family will take the person to the...

Bay Area: Orange Tree Yogurt

Orange Tree Yogurt21267 Stevens Creek Blvd., Ste 310Cupertino, CA 95014orangetreeyogurt.com On my last visit home, I noticed a grand opening sign for Orange Tree Yogurt.  You would think with so many froyo places that this wouldn't interest...

Blueberry mochi cake

I’ve made strawberry mochi cake, cherry mochi cake, and now I finally got around to making a blueberry mochi cake. This recipe base for mochi is so easy to make and so versatile, next...

Matcha Green Tea Pound Cake

I found a recipe for green tea pound cake from Sarah The Baker Yoon on milk and honey cafe.  The beautiful green color of her cakes really caught my eye. I also loved her...

Izakaya Sakura revisit

Izakaya Sakura3904 Convoy St #121San Diego, CA 92184(858) 569-6151 It's been a while since I've been back to Sakura.  My previous posts can be found here and here. With little brother asking for sushi all...

Chocolate Banana Nut Bread

After my successful attempt at baking a banana nut bread, I found all these images of chocolate banana bread that looked delicious.  I’ve never eaten chocolate banana nut bread but I wanted to try...

Lychee

If I had to pick one fruit as my favorite…well, actually I wouldn't be able to choose just one fruit, as I love so many.  But lychee definitely ranks in my top five favorite...

Trend Restaurant

Trend Restaurant400 Moffett BlvdMountain View, CA My family used to rave about the authentic delicious Sichuan dishes served at Trend.  I never got to visit it with my family.  Recently, they have introduced a...

Pinkberry

Pinkberry207 5th AveSan Diego, CA 92101www.pinkberry.com Before froyo places began popping up on every corner, there was Pinkberry.  While Pinkberry is not the original frozen yogurt shop, it is arguably one of the main...