Vietnamese

Phuong Trang (My Last Supper item) – San Diego, CA

I remember being in a bookstore and strumbling across this book My Last Supper: 50 Great Chefs and Their Final Meals It was a fascinating read. Just what certain famous chefs, such as, Michelle Bernstein, Thomas Keller, Marcus Samuelsson, Eric Ripert would have as their final meal; who they’d have to prepare it; what song… Read More Phuong Trang (My Last Supper item) – San Diego, CA

Chinese

Dede’s Teajuice City – San Diego, CA

Dede’s Teajuice City is a great place to come for their lunch specials. It consists of $3.99, $4.99, $5.99, and $6.99 specials. I’ll post the 2 page menu at the end. They are known for their spicy Schezwan dishes and their lunch menu doesn’t skimp on the level of spiciness. 

Taiwanese

Hungry Tree Pastry (Taiwanese Breakfast) – Alhambra, CA

My very last meal in LA on my last trip was to this total hole-in-the-wall Taiwanese restaurant in Alhambra. I told youngest sis that I *HAD* to have some sort of Taiwanese breakfast for this Monday morning before I left for SD. So this is what I found since my sis was totally useless even though… Read More Hungry Tree Pastry (Taiwanese Breakfast) – Alhambra, CA

Asian

Ji Rong Restaurant – Rosemead, CA

My mom wanted to take me to Ji Rong for dinner b/c she raved about their Peking Duck. I can’t find my take out menu 🙁 so there will be no pics of the menu in this post. But upon arriving, I saw these prices: $35.98 1 course PD (peking duck) $39.98 2 course PD… Read More Ji Rong Restaurant – Rosemead, CA

Chinese

Fortune Dumpling – Alhambra, CA

I was in LA visiting family over the weekend. Actually, just for 24 hours. My mom was leaving for Taiwan and I wanted to see her before she left. She’s always busy with work so I knew I’d base my trip mostly on food excursions with my youngest sis. SR (youngest sis) wanted to take me… Read More Fortune Dumpling – Alhambra, CA

Japanese

Ramen Yamadaya – San Diego, CA

I was quite excited when this place opened in San Diego. Sis and visited Ramen Yamadaya when they first opened but we weren’t really impressed. But some time has passed and I felt like having ramen late yesterday for lunch. I don’t find ramen to be too affordable. But this Ramen Yamadaya is nice b/c… Read More Ramen Yamadaya – San Diego, CA

Korean

H Mart Food Court (Sashimi + Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup) – San Diego, CA

I recently came here on a Saturday night because I was going to get some groceries to make a nice Korean dinner for myself. But after arriving, I just knew I’d be too tired to buy groceries, pay, drive home, prep dinner, and then eat. It just made more sense to try out the food… Read More H Mart Food Court (Sashimi + Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup) – San Diego, CA

Dessert

Angels & Hearts: Harajuku Crêperie – San Diego, CA

Sis and I recently revisited Harajuko. We came here after our visit to RakiRaki. She LOVES crepes and has been to Harajuku maybe twice. RakiRaki took over Crepe World’s old location in this strip mall. So it was fun to see Angels & Heart opening adjacent to them. My first visit there months ago was… Read More Angels & Hearts: Harajuku Crêperie – San Diego, CA

Asian

Mon Grill – La Jolla (UTC), CA

CDJ and I met at UTC one night for late dinner. Usually, my go-to place at the newly remodeled food court has been Bolillo. But tonight, we both felt like mongolian. The old mongolian place that was here before (Great Khan Mongolian) is gone 🙁 I actually liked them b/c it was 1) convenient; 2)… Read More Mon Grill – La Jolla (UTC), CA

Supermarkets

99 Ranch (Peculiar Findings) – San Diego, CA

I don’t know how anyone survived before 99 Ranch came to San Diego. It was a cool place to go b/c 1) so much Asian grocery inventory; 2) Sam Woo and 168 restaurant ; and  3) I never got tired of finding new things to ewwww and ahhhh at. But over the years, I stopped going… Read More 99 Ranch (Peculiar Findings) – San Diego, CA