Nov 30, 2012

Good Eats Pasadena 9.08.2012

Pics from Good Eats Pasadena back in September. I came here because Nathan Lyon. I like his show and I wanted to see him. There were so much free samples too.

Peddler's Creamery

free samples

Free samples from El Manjar Peruano

Pumpkin pie pizza $5 from Papa D'z piza Fresca
homemade pumpkin pie mix, topped with candied walnuts, baked & topped with whipped cream and cinnamon

I always wanted to try Cutie Pie That!

And I got this.

Plum lollipie $3

Nathan Lyon!

Yelp goodies with yelp check-in!

Fluff Ice food truck

Fluff ice, awesome shaved ice food truck. Fluff ice is very similar to New York Snow. There are many different types of shaved ice. Hawaiian, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese shaved ice, they are all completely different and I really like Taiwanese shaved ice, like this fluff ice and New York Snow. I think Taiwanese shaved ice is the one has unique flavors and toppings.

Thai tea fluff with egg pudding + lychee jelly + easy condensed milk $3.75

I love Thai tea and I couldn't ignore it. This Thai tea + pudding + lychee jelly is just so perfect for me because I love everything.

Rating (food): 4.5 / 5
Rating (service): 4 / 5
Repeat: Yes

Fluff Ice (Atlantic Times Square) on Urbanspoon

Nov 27, 2012

Vie De France bakery - South Coast Plaza

 It was almost a year ago, I was shopping at the South Coast Plaza and I remembered about this place so I stopped by and got some pastries. It's cheap and good so always there is a line.

CLICK HERE for pics from 2009

Sugar topped brioche $1.69

Chocolate almond croissant $2.29

Rating (food): 3.4 / 5
Rating (service): 3.5 / 5
Repeat: Yes

Vie De France
3333 Bristol St # 1420
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 557-1734

Mon-Fri.7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sun. 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Nov 20, 2012

WP24 by Wolfgang Puck - Downtown

Back in December 2011, I came here to have some after meal desserts and coffee. The view is awesome but everything is expensive (of course) and the service was very slow. Nothing worth the price.. except the view.
"WP24 Restaurant & Lounge offers chef Wolfgang Puck’s modern interpretation of traditional Chinese fare on the 24th floor of The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles while floor-to-ceiling windows provide stunning panoramic views of Downtown Los Angeles and the surrounding city."

Tea $7

I wish they knew how to do latte art. So disappointed.

Birds nest $14
Bellweather fromage blanc, Huckleberry compote, crisp wontons,mango sorbet

Art of the plate. I enjoyed with my eyes. Small portion, it was good but not amazing. Not worth $14.

Baby Pork Belly "Bao Buns" (4 small buns) $12
Chinese Honey-garlic glaze

Rating : 3.6 / 5
Service: 3 / 5
Repeat: Yes

900 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 743-8800

Sunday, 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Monday – Saturday, 5 p.m.- 12 a.m.

Dining Room:
Monday – Thursday, 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m

WP24 by Wolfgang Puck (The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles) on Urbanspoon

Boba Bear - koreatown

Oh yeah.. I totally forgot about this place. I visited here back in December, 2011. This place is kinda hidden, so unless you know it, it just really difficult to find it. When I came here, the place was crowded but they have cozy seating area in upstairs and not crowded.

Boba drink 
I can't remember which drink it was. 

Hwaiian crepe $6.25
Ham, pineapple, onion, brown sugar, soy sauce
My crepe was nothing special and little pricey for what you get. 

Boba Bear
414 S Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90020

(213) 908-5595
Mon-Thu, Sun 1 pm - 1 am
Fri-Sat 1 pm - 4 am


Nov 19, 2012

Easy sweet potato ube sesame balls recipe

Super easy to make. Ready in under 10 minutes. Since I didn't use any sugar, it wasn't sweet enough for me (I didn't use sugar because ube jam is very sweet). If you are not using any filling, I'd suggest to use some sugar or honey to make it sweeter and tastier.

before deep frying.

..and after fried

Recipe adapted from Cherry on a cake

Sweet potato ube sesame balls   makes 6 small

200 gm of mashed sweet potato
46 g flour
40 g glutinous rice flour
1/3 tsp salt
1  tablespoon water
Ube jam, red bean, or your desired filling

Mix mashed sweet potato, flours and salt in a bowl and rub the mashed potato in until it is somewhat mixed. Put in 1 tablespoons of water first and knead a little to bring the mixture together. If necessary add 1 or 2 more tablespoons of water and knead until a smooth ball of dough is formed.  
Pinch off golf ball sized dough one at a time and flatten it out into a disc. Place a teaspoon of the ube filling onto it and pinch the edges to seal and shape into a ball again.

When all have been shaped fill a small bowl of water and place on the counter where you are working. Pour about a cup of sesame seeds into a flat dish or shallow bowl and place it on the counter too. 

Dip each sesame ball into the water and then into the dish of sesame seeds. Roll around the sesame balls with your dry hand to coat.

Heat oil in deep pot for deep frying. Cook in oil until golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.