Jun 25, 2014

ChocoChicken - Downtown, L.A.

About 2 weeks ago, I came here with my yelp friend to check out this place. This place is brand new, opened two weeks ago and that's right, it's all about Chocolate + Chicken!
How come no one did this before? Chocolate and chicken sounds crazy but it's not. I mean, you put chocolate into curry sometimes, and chocolate bacon does exist, so does chicken and waffles. So why not chocolate and chicken?

We ordered drumettes,  sandwich with one side, and dessert. We wanted to try white choco mashed potato but they didn't have it. We were really disappointed. I really liked my sandwich. But everything is overpriced and the service was really slow. Our server brought us dessert without any silverware so we asked for fork. She said she's gonna grab one, but she started taking order at the other table, we couldn't eat for 5-10 minutes. We also asked to bring check at the same time, she didn't bring us for 20 minutes.






















4 drumettes $7
It's tiny, and $7. My friend wasn't happy.












Chicken sandwich with side of caramelized bacon biscuit $15
Yup, $15 for this. This is L.A.













Housemade choco roll, slaw, miso,













Housemade chocolate ketchup













I did like caramelized bacon biscuit. Buttery and flaky.













Electric Chocolate S'mores $5
It's not housemade and it's basically expensive moon pie. It was good though.














Rating: 4 / 5 
Service: 1.5 / 5
Repeat: No

ChocoChicken
403 W 12th St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

(213) 403-1786

Tue - Wednesday 11:00am-11:00pm
Thursday - Saturday 11:00am-2:00am
Sunday 11:00am-11:00pm
CLOSED on MONDAYS

http://www.chocochicken.com/ 

http://www.yelp.com/biz/choco-chicken-los-angeles-3

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Large Deluxe Sphere Ice Molds Ice ball maker

I just received this product and I love it.
The product is designed for making large perfectly round ice balls to make great looking drinks for partys and also is great for whiskey drinkers. The silicone molds come in a pack of 3 and include a silicone funnel in the pack. These ice ball molds come in a great clear tube packaging, with easy to follow instructions. The funnel can be used to fill the molds without mess or spilling your choice of liquid, it is also very useful for other applications in the kitchen. The molds also have fill lines printed on them so that they can be easily filled with the correct amount of liquid.


















It's perfect if you drink whisky.













I made ice ball with soda. It's fun to make it with orange juice, and other sodas.















http://www.ice-ball-mold.com/

You can purchase it on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Jun 20, 2014

Azure Naturals ULTIMATE HYALURONIC ACID Serum GIVEAWAY + 30% off coupon code



















I recently received this great Anti Aging serum. Since I just started using it, probably need to keep using it little longer to see more results, but my skin is smooth and moisturized since I started using it.

Azure Naturals provides high quality facial skincare and anti-aging products using natural and organic ingredients whenever possible.

Azure Naturals ULTIMATE HYALURONIC ACID Serum:

-Fastest Acting and Most Effective Vitamin C Serum Available, Loading With Powerful Anti Aging Ingredients 20% Vitamin C + 11% Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin E + Ferulic Acid + Organic Aloe + Amino Complex
-Perfect for Sun Damaged Skin, Fades Sunspots Improves Discoloration, and Helps Protect Against Future Damage
-Refines Skin Texture, Visibly Plumping and Firming Skin, Stimulates Collagen Production, Reducing Fine Lines and Wrinkles
-Made With The Highest Quality Natural and Organic Ingredients Available: 98% Natural, 72% Organic, Contains No Alcohol, No Parabens, Plant Based, No GMO's, Cruelty and Gluten Free
-ONE YEAR MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: All Azure Naturals products are backed by our 365-day, 100% Hassle-Free, Money Back Guarantee. If you don't absolutely love our ULTIMATE VITAMIN C Serum they will give you a full refund, including shipping, no matter where you buy the product!


You can use PROMO code AZUREBLG to get 30% off (coupon code expires June 30)
www.azurenaturals.com

You can also purchase on Amazon:
 http://www.amazon.com/

And thanks to Azure Naturals, I'm giving away this awesome product to my readers. I'm thinking one from instagram follower and one from facebook fans. If you follow me both, you have more chance of winning.  The contest ends on June 30, 12am.The item will be shipped directly from the company.



Congrats to Natalie and Sarah!


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Natures Best Vitamin C Serum



















Yes, I'm a food blogger but also I am a girl and I love girly stuff. I love cosmetics and beauty products also. Since I recently received this serum, I thought I should just introduce about it.

The serum is a concentrated delivery system for the highest from of active, bio-available Vitamin C for beautiful skin. Suspended in a concentrated base of pure vegan hyaluronic acid to plump skin cells and protect and restore.

Nature's Best Vitamin C Serum is #1 for face, eyes & acne on the market.
Also C + E + Hyaluronic Acid reverse skin aging & wrinkles.
Look & Feel Years Younger

A few days after I started using it, at least 5 of my coworkers said I look younger. Also my skin is very smooth.


You can purchase it on Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. 

Jun 17, 2014

Ramen Hayatemaru - West L.A.

4 of us decided to get some 50% off ramen during LALALA ramen week.
We got here around 4:45pm on Sunday and we didn't know they close between lunch and dinner. So we just waited until 5pm. There were no line. But the time we were leaving, there were long line.
























We all got Hokkaido ramen spicy miso. It's normally $9.50 but we got for $4.75. Still I didn't feel like it was a good deal.












Chijire (curly) noodle, Thin chashu, bean sprouts, a big piece of cabbage, green onions on top. It wasn't so spicy. Also we all agreed, it was just ok ramen.














Rating: 3 / 5 
Service: 3.5 / 5
Repeat: No


Ramen Hayatemaru
11678 W Olympic Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA

(310) 444-7555

Mon-Thurs: 11:30am-2:30pm, 6pm-10:30pm
Fri-Sat:11:30am-2:30pm, 6pm-11:30pm
Sun:11:30am-3pm, 5pm-9pm

http://hayatemaruusa.com/

http://www.yelp.com/biz/ramen-hayatemaru-los-angeles

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Jun 16, 2014

Top Chef Pop Up at Sushi Roku Hollywood June 24

 

















FEATURING TOP CHEF MARCEL VIGNERON + EXECUTIVE CHEF JIRO KOBAYASHI

Sushi Roku Hollywood welcomes Chef Marcel Vigneron for a one-night-only pop-up dinner and restaurant takeover. Together with Sushi Roku’s Executive Chef Jiro Kobayashi, the Top Chef and The Next Iron Chef alumnus will offer a $65, six-course prix fixe menu that incorporates their signature personalities into each dish. The final dessert course will be prepared by IDG’s celebrated Executive Pastry Chef for BOA Steakhouse and RivaBella, Sara Variel. Guests will also have the option to add cocktail pairings from IDG’s mixology guru Aaron Alvarez, ordered either à la carte or paired with each course for an additional $25. Kobayashi and Vigneron’s specially-created menu, which will be served during two seatings, includes a trio of appetizers, sashimi, salad, hot plates, signature sushi, and dessert.

PRICE:   $65 per person (six courses)
                $25 for cocktail pairings

WHEN:   Tuesday, June 24, 2014
                2 waves of seatings, beginning at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Sushi Roku
8445 W 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
323.655.6767


http://sushiroku.com/popup/


Garcinia Cambogia 1600 MG

Since I'm a foodie and love to eat, I gained a lot. I seriously need to lose some extra fats. Recently I received this Garcinia Cambogia sietary supplement.
It says "suppresses appetite" and actually it does. When I take this supplement, I can't eat much like I used to. I feel full just by eating less than half portion of what I used to eat.

Just remember, I don't really think you can lose weight just by taking diet pills. You also need to eat healthy and need some work out in order to lose weight faster.




















This product contains a Strengthened 800 Mg per capsule, as opposed to most 500 Mg capsule products out there. The UPGRADED STRENGTH formula enhances the effects and accounts for reduced absorption rates when taken by various individuals.

The single biggest factor contributing to weight-loss benefits are dependent on the potency of the Garcinia Cambogia extract used. The majority of Garcinia Cambogia products either use
  • -Low quality mass produced extracts.
    -Low potency 500 mg capsules that do NOT get absorbed by our bodies.
    -Are NOT manufactured with the Garcinia Cambogia extract used from the original clinical trials. 
As recommended, their products are certified 60% HCA compared to 50% or below from other leading brands. Beware of companies claiming ABOVE 65% HCA. Our labs have found that production of this concentration is unreliable and expensive. Even if produced at this formulation, the effective concentration in the final product will fall short. 60% is the recommended and reliable HCA amount that each of our capsules are formulated with.

This product is stimulant free and also promote a balanced, lighter mood by boosting Serotonin levels without giving you the jitters as some weight loss supplements do. Allergen-free, the product uses a vegetable capsule with no fillers or binders, mixing Garcinia Cambogia fruit rind with calcium and potassium for added absorption your body needs.

Made and manufactured in world class GMP certified facilities in the USA. This product is free of contaminants, fillers, binders, or toxins. Quality and safety are a primary focus for all Life & Food branded products.
 













You can purchase it on Amazon:
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You can also purchase it here:
http://www.lifefoodpro.com/store/products/garcinia-cambogia-extract-1600-mg-upgraded-strength-60-hca-w-potassium-calcium/





Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. 

Jun 13, 2014

Graindrops Probiotic Beverage

Graindrops is a new type of beverage.
Graindrops introduces gluten-free, dairy-free, organic probiotic beverage powered by koji, an ancient Japanese culturing tradition.Their  whole grains are rich in fibers that encourage the growth of healthy and beneficial bacteria in your bodies. Koji’s naturally rich mixture of enzymes like protease, amylase, and lipase convert all parts of our whole grains into healthy amino acids, carbohydrates, and natural sugars. So whether you’re traveling, working out or simply want a snack that’s healthy and satisfying.



















I got mango ginger, and original flavor. They are both milky and creamy, kind of like drinking yogurt. I liked mango ginger. Original flavor tasted like yogurt mixed with sparkling water. If you are not familiar with this type of healthy beverage, you may not like it. I do recommended to try Mango ginger or blueberry flavor. Original flavor is little difficult to drink for me, so what I do is, I pour over cereals, use as milk.















Graindrops are available at Wholefoods market. Each bottle was little under $6. However, not all the locations carry them. I found at Wholefoods West Hollywood location, it wasn't available at The Grove location.

http://graindrops.com/





Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Nutraviva Premium Natural Turmeric Curcumin C3 Complex with Bioperine supplement



















Yup, it's yellow capsules and it tastes like turmeric / curry. As you know, turmeric helps burn fat and lose weight, and good for your health. There are a lot of benefits by taking this supplement, and 100 day full money back guarantee if you order on Amazon.com. So I do recommended to try out this supplement.














-Anti-Inflammatory support
-Supports liver function
-potent antioxidant
-enchanced absorption
-100% natural
-120 capsules (2-3 months supply)

Premium Clean Turmeric Supplement. Enhanced Turmeric Curcumin C3 Complex with Bioperine for Higher Absorbtion - 2000% More Bioavailable (Turmeric Pills Contain 95% Curcuminoids). No Binders, No Fillers, No Additives. Includes 120 Vegetarian Turmeric Capsules at 500mg.




















You can purchase it on AMAZON.COM

http://www.nutraviva.com/



Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Jun 12, 2014

Omega 3 Krill Oil by Number One Nutrition


















I started taking this Omega 3 krill oil because this supplement improve heart health, lower cholesterol, prevent heart disease and stroke. I do care about my health. I don't smoke, I rarely drink alcohol and sodas and try to eat healthy (well, I'm a foodie so sometimes it's difficult being healthy). It contains 60 softgels so it's easy to swallow. I've been taking it 2 times a day for a week now. Hopefully I'll see the results by the time I finish taking all of them.

Krill Oil comes from Krill. Krill is a small shrimp specie, the main food source to many omega 3 rich fishes. Number One Krill Oil is a top supplement which is proven to help improve heart health, joint pain, lower cholesterol and ease PMS symptoms.

KRILL OIL x FISH OIL
- Krill is a Natural source of Omega 3 - 6 - 9
- Studies show that Krill oil is 3 times more potent than fish oil.
- Clinically Proven to be 37.2% more absorbed by the body than Fish Oil
- Contains Powerfull Axshantin Antioxidants
- Dr. Oz Recommends Krill Oil as a source of Omega 3
- Easy to smallow pills and no aftertaste or fish burps.

This is how Number One Krill Oil may help you:
Promotes Cardiovascular Health Support Joint Health Relieve PMS Symptoms

And the best part is, 200% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE!!

You can purchase it on Amazon.com

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Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Jun 6, 2014

Yelp elite event at The Guitar Center

 
I've been too busy and haven't been to many Yelp elite event this year, which is really sad. I missed many good events already. But hopefully I get to go more events.

Anyway, here's the photos from Yelp elite event that happened at The Guitar Center in Hollywood.
There were food from Pink's hot dogs, The frosted petticoat, vintage enoteca, milkstache, and some beer and hard liqueur. It was such a fun night and I met new friends!




















vegan hot dog with chili
When I said vegan hot dog with chili, the guy told me, "there are meat in chili". He thought I'm vegan since I was getting vegan dog.  I thought that was funny.













beef hot dog












vegan hot dog













bacon deviled eggs













It's chocolate and my hands were glittery














strawberry













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