Kirbie's Cravings

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 Lounge 1602 State St San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 238-4590 www.pappalecco.com I’ve been searching for a good gelato place for a while now after being disappointed with my old favorite.  I...

Emerald Late Night

Emerald Chinese Seafood Restaurant 3709 Convoy St Ste 101 San 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. ...

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

I love the idea of fresh mango bread and recently found a recipe to try. Find out what I thought about it and what I would do differently next time.

Hash House- Round 3

Hash House A Go Go3628 Fifth AveSan Diego, CA 92103(619) 298-4646https://www.hashhouseagogo.com "Hash House again?" you ask.  Yes.  Hash House again.  My previous Hash House posts can be found here and here. Whenever I discover...

Homemade fruit tea

A while back my family and I went to a kind of new age-y/fusion Chinese restaurant.  While the food was authentic chinese, they concentrate on creating “healthier dishes.”  We had some pretty yummy dishes...

Extraordinary Desserts- Banker’s Hill

Extraordinary Desserts2929 5th AveSan Diego, CA 92103 (619) 294-2132 www.extraordinarydesserts.com So I made yet another visit to Extraordinary Desserts.  This time I went to the Hillcrest location though for a comparison.  I think after...