Taiwan

Taiwan 2012 food pics and funny stories – June 19, 2013 (in Taiwan now…)

It’s really early/late right now so forgive me if this post sounds totally discombobulated .  I’m so tired but this jet lag is kicking my butt. So thought I’d write a bit to help me calm my thoughts before I try to get to sleep 🙂 I’ve been here less than 24 hours but haven’t… Read More Taiwan 2012 food pics and funny stories – June 19, 2013 (in Taiwan now…)

Dessert, Lifu, Random

Chuao Chocolatier UTC (closing down 6/23/13 !!!) and life ramblings – San Diego, CA

– Modena Strawberry Sorbet Light, yet creamy strawberry gelato with hint of balsamic vinegar and flecks of dark chocolate throughout This will probably be more of a thought provoking post for me so stop reading after the food pics if you’re here only for the food stuff 😉 I’m a huge fan of Chuao (pronounced chew-WOW), a… Read More Chuao Chocolatier UTC (closing down 6/23/13 !!!) and life ramblings – San Diego, CA

Dinner, Home made

Spicy Salmon Poke (~$15.14 grocery cost) & Soy Wrappers – San Diego, CA

Kirk posted a recipe for Spicy Tuna Poke awhile back and I knew immediately that I wanted to try to make it. I used salmon instead of tuna for my version though. But the first attempt wasn’t great – AND when you add up how much I spent on ingredients (I bought the ingredients from… Read More Spicy Salmon Poke (~$15.14 grocery cost) & Soy Wrappers – San Diego, CA

American, Happy Hour, Wine bar

Twisted Vine Bistro & Wine Bar – San Diego (Carmel Valley/PQ), CA

There’s not many wine bars off the 56 fwy in the Carmel Valley and Rancho Penasquitos area. Actually, I don’t think there are any. Twisted Vine Bistro & Wine Bar recently reopened to new management and a remodel of their restaurant. My very good friend SJC and I visited them last Feb 2012 and had… Read More Twisted Vine Bistro & Wine Bar – San Diego (Carmel Valley/PQ), CA

American

Randy Jones All American Sports Grill – San Diego, CA

You *know* you have driven by this restaurant without even giving it a second glance. I never thought the Hazard Center was much of a location and aside from visiting their run-down theater every few years, there’s not much to enjoy in this strip mall. So when friend suggested that we try out Randy Jones… Read More Randy Jones All American Sports Grill – San Diego, CA

American, Hamburgers

The Counter – Del Mar, CA

I visited The Counter (Del Mar) in 2011. I wasn’t really impressed with their made to order burgers but have revisited their restaurant when a friend wants to grab a bite to eat in the area. Sis and her family have enjoyed their meals here and I’ve tagged along on their last two visits here.… Read More The Counter – Del Mar, CA

AYCE, Indian

Royal India ($9.99 AYCE lunch special) – Del Mar, CA

Ok. Maybe I am realizing I try to find the best deals when it comes to eating out in San Diego. BUT. That’s only because sis and I are cheap and we try to maximize our dollar(s) when it comes to eating out. And, we kinda make it into a game to see who can… Read More Royal India ($9.99 AYCE lunch special) – Del Mar, CA

Happy Hour, Random

Idiot Fish (Nijiya Market), Arterra (Del Mar), and ramblings – San Diego, CA

– Kinki Kirimi ( IDIOT FISH ) Fresh So. Yeah. This poor SOB fish is named Idiot Fish. I stumbled across this one afternoon when I was shopping at Nijiya, a Japanese market here in San Diego. I thought at first it was some sort of Kama but realized no, it’s Idiot Fish. Poor guy.… Read More Idiot Fish (Nijiya Market), Arterra (Del Mar), and ramblings – San Diego, CA

American, Happy Hour

Trifecta Tavern ($10 Burger & Beer + some!) – Del Mar, CA

I didn’t give this restaurant much thought as it’s located inside the newly built Whole Foods in Del Mar. Trifecta was ridiculously busy and packed on opening day and I didn’t see a reason to eat there b/c 1) it looked pretentious; 2) it MUST be expensive and 3) why would I eat at a… Read More Trifecta Tavern ($10 Burger & Beer + some!) – Del Mar, CA

Asian, Dim Sum

Pearl Chinese Cuisine ($2.85 All Dim Sum items Specials) – Rancho Bernardo, CA

Note to self: Have I become that blogger that finds really cheap deals b/c *I* myself am cheap OR because I’m just always stumbling across great deals ? Or both?  I find it funny b/c one of my best friend (who I nicknamed Peanut) recently went to The French Laundry in San Fran and had… Read More Pearl Chinese Cuisine ($2.85 All Dim Sum items Specials) – Rancho Bernardo, CA