Feb 20, 2017

Kicao - Cacao Energy Bar


Kicao cacao energy bars offer all the health benefits of pure cacao with no added sweeteners, just fruits and nuts. Proven health benefits of cacao include improved cardiovascular health, lower blood pressure and cholesterol , improved mood and mental acuity, good source of antioxidants and minerals.

Each bar is made with just 3 simple ingredients and are naturally free from gluten, soy and dairy.

Kicao cacao energy bars are on sale in Natural Grocers stores across the US (http://naturalgrocers.com) and also online direct from the producer in Mexico (http://kicao.com).




It's so thin, and yummy. It's perfect energy bar to eat before I go to the gym in the morning. I read before, eating chocolate in the morning helps lose weight.


http://kicao.com


 

Feb 17, 2017

Monta Ramen - Las Vegas

I must say, I had the best ramen in the U.S. Monta's shoyu ramen was my favorite ramen in the U.S., it's so simple yet so flavorful.

"Monta Ramen serves "KURUME" style Tonkotsu Ramen, broth made from selected pork bones and the unique soy sauce imported from Japan. The origin of KURUME-style ramen is Fukuoka in Kyushu region, served with thick and rich pork based broth with thin, unrisen noodles. Kurume ramen is considered the original Tonkotsu ramen and had great impact on ramen culture throughout Japan."




Takana fried rice $6.95
Takana-mustard leaf,onions, eggs, chopped chashu
Kuro ramen black garlic oil $7.95
Shoyu ramen $6.95


Monta Ramen
5030 Spring Mountain Rd Ste 6
Las Vegas, NV 89146

Sun-Thurs:11:30AM-11PM
Fri-Sat:11:30AM–1AM

(702)-367-4600

http://www.montaramen.com/

https://www.yelp.com/biz/monta-ramen-las-vegas-2
 
Monta Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Feb 9, 2017

coffee con L.A. 2017 Feb 25-26

 
Yes, coffee con is back! I love coffee and I really enjoyed last year's coffee con.  This is a coffee lover's must attend event.

CoffeeCon is the world's first consumer coffee conference featuring tasting floor, top coffee experts, tasting seminars and hands-on labs in very brewing method.
All tickets include access to classes and demos on the day of your ticket (excluding The Coffee Tasting Seminar which requires a special ticket and is limited in seats).

The Show Days/Times:
Saturday, February 25th, 9-4 (Classes 10-3)
Sunday, February 26th, 9-4 (Classes 10-3)

Where:
Magic Box @ The Reef
1933 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90007

tickets:
http://www.coffee-con.com/losangeles/


CLICK HERE for 45 pics from last year's coffee con pics.










Feb 8, 2017

Nagomi Cake House - Gardena

Nagomi cake house recently opened in Gardena. It's Japanese cakes, so it's not too sweet, and the price is reasonable. I was here during soft opening and everything was 30% off. Unfortunately I couldn't find what I wanted to eat, but I tried some of the cakes anyway. I'm definitely going back and try other cakes. 




Creme Brulee (right) $3.50
Grape short cake $3.95
Cream puff $2.40



Nagomi Cake House 
15915 S Western Ave,
Gardena, CA 90247

(310) 780-5579

Thurs-Tue:10AM–8PM
Closed on Wednesdays

http://www.nagomi-cakehouse.com/eng

https://www.yelp.com/biz/nagomi-cake-house-gardena

Feb 5, 2017

3rd Annual LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show Returns February 18-19

 
LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show is returning for its third year. The West Coast’s largest baking and pastry expo will take place February 18 & 19, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Due to increased demand, the show is quadrupling its space over last year’s event to make room for even more attendees and vendors. With nearly 50,000 guests expected throughout the weekend, sweets enthusiasts can enjoy free samples from over 275 local shops and national brands, meet their favorite foodie TV stars, watch baking demonstrations, and participate in hands-on workshops.

The LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show will be complete with five stages and classrooms for workshops focusing on Traditional Baking, Vegan/Gluten-Free/Paleo Baking, Cake Decorating, Cookie Decorating, and the Celebrity Guests stage. Attendees can also admire the incredible cake displays as part of the Decorator’s Showcase competition. 100% of the proceeds from the Decorator’s Showcase entry fees will benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles.

Fun for the whole family, The Kids Zone will offer free face painting, cookie decorating, crafts, games and more.

Special Guests: This year’s celebrity lineup includes Saturday’s headliners Duff Goldman of Food Network fame and Elise Strachan, Founder of My Cupcake Addiction, who has amassed over 10 million followers worldwide. Elise’s channel is in the top 1% of food channels on YouTube, placing Elise’s online baking community in the top 3 food channels around the world. Sunday's headliner is Rosanna Pansino, New York Times best-selling author and creator of the show 'Nerdy Nummies', which airs on her YouTube channel Rosanna Pansino, garnering more than 7 million subscribers and 1 billion video views.

Additionally, Burt Ward, known best for playing Robin in the Classic Batman TV series, will be speaking on stage about his career. He also created a healthy dog food company, Gentle Giant, that helps improve the health of your pooch through nutrition. Burt will also be bringing the 1966 Batmobile, which will be on display throughout the weekend.


Where: Los Angeles Convention Center – 1201 S. Figueroa St.
When: February 18 & 19 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days) VIP ticket holders get early entry at 9 a.m. Cost: $25/adult and $12/child for a one-day pass OR $45/adult and $22/child for a 2-day pass.
Guests can purchase their tickets at www.lacookiecon.com.

VIP Passes also available for purchase, which allows early entry (before general admission), an official tote bag and access to 2 VIP Rooms with an exclusive selection of bites, sips, spirits and more.

Here are some of the pics from last year.  CLICK HERE to check out all 138 pics from last year.
You don't wanna miss this event if you love sweets!







Derma-E Purifying Charcoal Mask and scrub

I just received purifying charcoal mask and scrubs. After using them, my skin feels so much smoother. Their charcoal mask dries quickly and you only need to wear them like 5 minutes. If you wanna detox your skin, try Derma-E Purifying detox scrub and charcoal mask.


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Jan 28, 2017

Maui Sun Water Resistant Sunscreen


I live in Los Angeles, and I NEED sunscreen. I bet so does Hawaii. I can't go out without putting sunscrren. I love the design, it's really cute. It does have strong coconut fragrance and it kind of bothers me. So you may not like it if you don't like coconut. But I do like the product. 

Maui Sun is an Advanced Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection. Delightful Hawaiian coconut scent that transports you to the tropics. Water resistant up to 40 mins. Oxybenzone-free, Paba-Free, 100% Vegetarian ingredients, Cruelty-free. Enriched with Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and Cocao Seed Butter make this a wonderful sun protection lotion.

 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M363UY5

Jan 25, 2017

E.A.K. Ramen - Los Angeles

Iekei ramen is a style of ramen that originated from Yokohama Japan. The noodle is thick so that it tangles well with the soup with every bite. It is a mix of the Kyushu Tonkotsu and the Tokyo Shoyu broth.





Big Wave from Hawaii$7
I normally don't drink beer, but I really liked this beer. It's sweet and tasty.

EAK fried rice $8
Pork fried rice served table-side in a piping hot iron skillet.
This was kinda disappointed. It was small portion for what you pay, and taste was just meh.

Gyoza $8
Housemade, seasoned pork, chives and ginger.
It was extremely greasy but I liked it a lot.

Zebra $13
Pork and chicken broth, pork chashu, seasoned egg, spinach, nori, butter,roasted umami garlic oil

The E.A. K ramen $12
Pork and chicken broth, pork chashu, seasoned egg, spinach, nori,
EAK ramen was better than Zebra. I enjoyed my thick noodles.


EAK ramen (Los Angeles Location )
7455 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 866-1866

Mon-Thurs:11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri-Sat:11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sun:11:30 am - 11:00 pm

New York Location (coming soon)
469 Avenue of the Americas,
New York,, NY 10011

 http://eakramen.com/

https://www.yelp.com/biz/e-a-k-ramen-los-angeles