Onigiri – Rice Balls

One day I ordered a rice ball in an Italian restaurant thinking that it would be something like a Japanese rice ball. I was dead wrong. It was good… but it wasn’t like this. Onigiri are awesome, and we make them all the time because they are fast, easy, and adorable. My boo likes big …

ZOMFG Chicken Burgers

ZOH.M.F.G. These were so good that I ate 50% more than I was supposed to, and now I’m in horrible pain. Between the over eating and the exercise, I’m literally incapacitated. After eating this chicken burger, I’m going to have a hard time paying $15 for a chicken burger ever again…. or even going out …

Dining in – French Toast and Nachos

Today I mostly sat back and relaxed as my boyfriend made my brunch and dinner. (So lucky! I know 🙂 ) He made french toast with chocolate cherry bread, and these little Japanese breakfast sausages are THE BEST. Unfortunately I wasn’t awake to take a picture of the packet. I’ll do that the next time …

Elevating Leftovers

Many great dishes probably came from leftovers… or can be made just as well with leftovers. Why do you think fried rice has so many random meats and vegetables in it? Think about bouillabaisse or any French stew where the meat is cooked to submission. I always thought that paella was possibly invented by a …

Udon at home

We weren’t going to make Udon noodles… but we made everything else. This may look simple, but that soup was a convoluted work of love, and that egg was overcooked as a result of too much love for the tempura. The soup was the usual udon soup… the only problem is that it’s one of …

Adult Drunk Pizza

It all started last night when I noticed that my bf had forgotten his keys. I had finished reading and was already half asleep. I did not want to leave the front door open while showering (I grew up in Detroit – I’m paranoid), but I did not know when my bf would get home …

That Beef & Vegetable Dish at Chinese Restaurants

In Chinese restaurants, they always have beef & broccoli, beef & onions, or pepper beef, or something… but it’s basically the same beef dish. I decided to make my own version today for dinner. I got some chuck beef, nice and marbly, and seared them for 2 minutes on each side in oil and garlic. …

Petite Abeille Lunch

We worked up a real appetite after a couple hours of soccer (and after 2 hours of football for my bf), so the bunch of us headed off to Petite Abeille. It’s a chain but feels like a family joint with its white and blue awning and friendly bee logo. The interior is decorated with …

Mas (Farmhouse)

I didn’t even know what the “Farmhouse” in the name meant. I thought it was one of the restaurants that grow the food on the roof. Instead, I stepped off Downing street into a very elegant and compact space. We had to decide between the 3 course menu in which we had to read and …

New Wonjo Restaurant

We were around K-town, and wanted to try a new K-town restaurant. New Wonjo was chosen on Yelp reviews. The food was pretty good, but the ambiance was possibly dangerous. We sat downstairs… Next to this interesting thing. I don’t know what was in it, but it sure didn’t look like the restaurant needed it …