American

Brigantine – Del Mar, CA

I think I’m the only one in San Diego who likes the dreary weather. Friend and I were free for lunch so we both decided to try Brigantine in Del Mar. They open at 11:30a. Valet parking is the only option (priced at $6) here unless you want to find paid street parking. Brigantine Del… Read More Brigantine – Del Mar, CA

Taiwan

Hui Lan Wan Superior View Restaurant (most amazing dish presentations!)- Hualien, Taiwan

I think I would have blogged more if I was able to translate half the restaurants’ names I went to when I visited Taiwan. All relatives seemed to have different translations. Hui Lan Wan Superior View Restaurant was one of the grandest places I’ve ever visited for dinner. The presentation of each dish BLEW MY… Read More Hui Lan Wan Superior View Restaurant (most amazing dish presentations!)- Hualien, Taiwan

Taiwan, Travels

Taroko Gorge National Park – Hualien, Taiwan

Has it been a week since I’ve been back in the States. Yes. It has. Everyone I knew in Taiwan had gotten sick and I had managed to avoid it at all costs (thanks to Costco vitamins I think). But, I had a feeling, an intuition, that the 12 hour flight back to LA was… Read More Taroko Gorge National Park – Hualien, Taiwan

Taiwan

Tresors de la Mer (@Addiction Aquatic Development) – Taipei, Taiwan

Our adventure at the Addiction Aquatic Development led us to Tresors de la Mer which is a sit down Japanese restaurant at the Taipei Fish Market. There’s no sit down sushi area inside Addiction Aquatic Development so my mom insisted we try Tresors de la Mer which is located to the right of the charcoal… Read More Tresors de la Mer (@Addiction Aquatic Development) – Taipei, Taiwan

Taiwan

Addiction Aquatic Development (Taipei Fish Market)

We took a late train from Hualien back to Taipei. I only had a few days left here in Taiwan so my mom was making the most of it. One of those surprises was an excursion to Addiction Aquatic Development in Taipei. Now I know you might be laughing at the name and wondering if… Read More Addiction Aquatic Development (Taipei Fish Market)

Seafood, SEAFOOD BOIL

Crab Town – San Diego, CA

My world revolves around food. It truly does. I’ve always said food brings people together. A meal can mend, heal, celebrate whatever you’re going through. I’m on a crazy Louisiana seafood boil craze at the moment and I’m lucky to have amazing friends who help me feed my current food frenzy. I hadn’t heard much… Read More Crab Town – San Diego, CA

Seafood

Encinitas Fish Shop

Something I’ve enjoyed doing this season (of my life) is visiting restaurants along Highway 101. I am the last person you’ll want to be with on any car ride as I’m always in a hurry to get from Point A to Point B. Scenic driving is not my cup of tea. So it’s been funny… Read More Encinitas Fish Shop

CRAB BOIL, Seafood

R&B Crawfish Lounge

We often talk about the best restaurants to take a first date. I might have just found the place to take her (or him) if you 1) either like her/him alot or 2) want to see her/him patience threshold. More to come on that later. We noticed R&B Crawfish Lounge being built for some time… Read More R&B Crawfish Lounge

American

Blue Point Coastal Cuisine ( Yelp Event)

Yelp San Diego recently partnered with Blue Point Coastal Cuisine to host a “Best of Blue Point” with a course by course wine pairing. I’ve been enjoying these reservation-only yelp dinners as they give you a personal feel of the restaurants. The tasting dinner included: – Seafood Platter -Salad -Appetizer -EntrĂ©e -Dessert -Individual wine pairings… Read More Blue Point Coastal Cuisine ( Yelp Event)

Asian

Top Island Seafood Restaurant (Thanksgiving Dinner) – Alhambra, CA

I usually celebrate Thanksgiving in San Diego and host a dinner at my place for friends & family who don’t have a place to go. But this year my mom wanted all of us to drive to Los Angeles so she could treat everyone to a Thanksgiving dinner at a seafood restaurant. I’ve seen Top… Read More Top Island Seafood Restaurant (Thanksgiving Dinner) – Alhambra, CA