American

George’s Bar and Terrace (Best ocean views in SD & Letting Go Ramblings) – La Jolla, CA

It would be an understatement to say that the last weeks haven’t been hard. It’s been a bit difficult getting my head back together and hey, that’s ok. But this is a food blog, first and foremost. I’ll write a bit about my non-food life at the end of this post for those that are… Read More George’s Bar and Terrace (Best ocean views in SD & Letting Go Ramblings) – La Jolla, CA

TASTING EVENTS

Taste of Downtown San Diego 2013 – San Diego, CA

I’ve been wanting to try the Taste of Downtown San Diego for years now. BUT, I was too cheap to pay for the $30 ticket fee AND the thought of walking all around Gaslamp and downtown really *really* didn’t appeal to me. I wished that I was rich enough to pay one of those scooter… Read More Taste of Downtown San Diego 2013 – San Diego, CA

Filipino

R & B Filipino Cuisine – Mira Mesa (San Diego, CA)

My search for the best lechon in San Diego continues… Ever since I had my favorite lechon at Chic-Boy, I’ve been obsessed with finding something a bit closer to me than National City. I didn’t have much luck but I recently stumbled across R & B Filipino Cuisine in Mira Mesa. They offer a cafeteria… Read More R & B Filipino Cuisine – Mira Mesa (San Diego, CA)

Japanese, Los Angeles, Yakitori

Shin-Sen-Gumi Yakitori (LOUDEST restaurant ever!!) – Gardena (Los Angeles), CA

MG had told me great things about this yakitori restaurant and Kirbie recently posted a review about their ramen, I’m a huge huge HUGE fan of yakitori – especially when it’s done over charcoal wood. So MG decided to take me to Shin Sen Gumi in Gardena to let me have a go at their… Read More Shin-Sen-Gumi Yakitori (LOUDEST restaurant ever!!) – Gardena (Los Angeles), CA

Bao, Taiwan, Taiwanese, xiao long bao

Xiao Long Bao expedition (I’m in Taiwan! + family ramblings) – Taipei/Taichung/Hualien, Taiwan

The last few weeks have flown by hasn’t it? I’m not even sure how it’s even 9/10/2013 today. I feel like I’m in some sort of time warp b/c I was just here in Taiwan less than 3 months ago – and here I am today – in Taiwan – AGAIN. The weather here is… Read More Xiao Long Bao expedition (I’m in Taiwan! + family ramblings) – Taipei/Taichung/Hualien, Taiwan

American, Asian, San Francisco, Vietnamese

San Francisco Vacation (Restaurants, Romance & Fun) – San Francisco, CA

I recently came back from a 4 day trip to SF with the guy. He knows how much I love the Bay Area and one of my best friends and cousin lives there now. So it was really nice of MG to plan a fun getaway for us. Besides, it was ‘kinda’ of an anniversary… Read More San Francisco Vacation (Restaurants, Romance & Fun) – San Francisco, CA

Japanese, Korean

Zip Fusion (+ Stupid Lifu the Dog ramblings) – Torrey Hills (San Diego), CA

I’ve seen ads for this place for quite some time now but never had the urge to try it out. They’re not really located in the Carmel Valley area that I normally frequent so it’s never been on my list of places to check out. But before the SF trip, I wanted sushi so bad.… Read More Zip Fusion (+ Stupid Lifu the Dog ramblings) – Torrey Hills (San Diego), CA

Korean

1) Do Re Mi & 2) Grandma Tofu and Korean BBQ- San Diego, CA

Hope everyone is having a great week so far. I just got back from a getaway to San Francisco so I’m still kinda smiling from that trip. I haven’t been to Do Re Mi in quite some time. Forget that they’re located next to Cheetah’s (I can’t believe they still offer a free cheeseburger if… Read More 1) Do Re Mi & 2) Grandma Tofu and Korean BBQ- San Diego, CA

Chinese

Wang Xing Ji (Big A** Soup Dumpling – Xiao Long Bao) – San Gabriel, CA

Sorry about the curse word in the title. But wasn’t sure how else to describe this freak of a nature xiao long bao that I first heard about from Kirbie’s post. I’ve had my fair share of XLB but have NEVER ever seen a massive, alien sized single version of an XLB.

American

PrepKitchen – Del Mar, CA

CDJ’s mom was in town and they wanted to take me to dinner. So he suggested PrepKitchen in Del Mar. I’ve been there once or twice in the past and thought the food was ok. They had a fire last year and it took some time for the restaurant to get back on it’s feet.… Read More PrepKitchen – Del Mar, CA