Jul 29, 2016

LA Weekly's Brunch at the Races October 9th, 2016


It's time for this again! Last year was awesome! CLICK HERE and HERE for pics from Brunch at the Races 2015.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, July 18th at 10 a.m.

Tickets can be purchased at https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1240933.

General Admission tickets will be available starting at $40 and include: entry into the event, full day admission to Santa Anita Park, unlimited food samples from 30+ restaurants, beer/wine/cocktail samples from our partners, access to entertainment and a vendor village.
A limited number of VIP admission tickets will be available starting at $60. VIP Admission tickets include all general admission perks plus access to an exclusive VIP lounge and VIP gift bag.

As of press time, the following restaurants have confirmed attendance at this year’s event: All’Acqua, Dupar's, Four Cafe, Jones Coffee Roasters, L.A. Chapter, L&E Oyster Bar, Little Dom's, Mendocino Farms, Moore's Delicatessen, Myke's Cafe, Pez Cantina, Poppy + Rose, Sonny's Hideaway, Sotto, The Hart & The Hunter, Tortas Ahogadas Chago and Wolf with more to come.

EurKitchen Professional Grade Culinary Torch

Finally I can make creme brulee! I've been wanting to get torch but I never got it. Well, just last week, I received two torch at the same time, and this is one of them. You do need to buy butane separately.

PERFECT FOR PROFESSIONAL AND CREATIVE HOME CHEFS ALIKE: Durable and lightweight professional-quality chef torch offers unparalleled flame consistency, reliability and attractive aesthetics.
EASILY ADJUSTABLE CONTINUOUS FLAME/HIGHLY DEPENDABLE PIEZO IGNITION: Gas Flow Regulator dial easily adjusts for a continuous flame of up to 6 inches and a temperature of 2370°F/1300°C. Industry standard Piezo press button ignition provides reliable and immediate lighting.
VERSATILE TOOL FOR COOKING AT HOME OR OUTDOORS: Ideal tool for caramelizing sugar on crème brûlée, browning tarts and meringues, toasting marshmallows and s'mores, melting cheese, charring vegetable and fruit, glazing ham and other meats, searing seafood, and much, much more.
DESIGNED FOR SAFETY - TUV CE CERTIFIED: Gas Flow Regulator Safety Lock protects against involuntary lighting. Built in hand/finger guards protect against the flame's extreme heat. NOTE: Keep out of reach of children.
EASY TO FILL: Quickly refill with any brand of butane (not included).
NOTE: Please ensure Gas Flow Regulator dial is closed/locked when filling with butane.


Jul 20, 2016

Tasting event at Hanbay - Torrance

We had tasting event at Hanbay about a month ago. I like the food here. I do enjoy their housemade soba and housemade desserts. 

 CLICK HERE to see complete pics.

Assorted Sashimi 

Mizuna daikon Salad

Dashimaki tamago

Assorted kushi age


cold soba

hot soba

Panna cotta and green tea creme brulee

Lychee ice cream

black sesame ice cream

1757 W Carson St,
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 782-7356

Mon-Fri: 11:30AM–2PM, 6PM–12AM
Saturday: 12AM–2:30PM, 6PM–12AM
Sunday: Closed




Teaveli Chaga mushroom powder

Chaga has been recognized as a Top source of Antioxidants on Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity (ORAC) scale. Rich source of beta glucans and polysaccharides. Polysaccharides have strong anti-inflammatory and immune balancing properties, enhancing the body's ability to produce natural killer (NK) cells to battle infections or cells that are out of control.

Beta glucans are used to boost the immune system in people whose body defences have been weakened by conditions such as physical and emotional stress; or by treatments. Betulinic Acid is known to kill dangerous cells

Superoxide Dismutase(SOD), an enzyme that greatly protects against serious oxide damage is currently being studied by researchers for their potential as an anti-aging treatment.

Chaga contains more than 200 Phytonutrients including more than 25 Polysaccharides or Beta glucan derivatives

Ingredients: 100% Pure Chaga mushroom powder


Sagano Charcoal Teeth Powder with Cinnamon

Sagano Charcoal Teeth Powder is quick and effective leaving your mouth feeling fresher all day. No more stains from coffee, tea, red wine, and other teeth-staining beverages. Gets rid of bad breath and plaque buildup too!

Brush with a burst of spicy-sweet cinnamon flavor in your mouth for a refreshing and soothing mouth clean up.

Sagano Charcoal Teeth Powder is made from natural coconut activated charcoal and organic cinnamon -and that's it. No artificial flavor or chemicals that can harm your enamel. Have a cleaner mouth, healthier gums, and whiter teeth with this powerful herbal combination.


CNAAN Shea Butter & Aloe vera anti-aging Hand & Nails Cream

CNAAN Shea Butter Hand Cream, made from organic, natural ingredients, helps revitalize and rejuvenate skin, helping it look more radiant and youthful than ever before.

Features and benefits of CNAAN Premium Shea Butter Hand Cream:
- This premium hand cream goes on smooth and absorbs quickly without leaving behind a greasy feeling.
- CNAAN Shea Butter hand cream is perfect for healing dry and cracked skin, psoriasis, eczema, and other skin irritations.
- Packed with essential oils and herbal extracts, our premium moisturizer features a healthy blend of Vitamins A, C, and E, Aloe Vera, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter and Cupuacu Butter.
- Free of Paraben and Paraffin


KAFFE Vitamin C Concentrated Serum

KAFFÉ Cometics - all the products infused with organic KONA coffee that we grow in Hawaii. KAFFÉ COSMETICS Kaffé products bring the rich flavors of Kona coffee and the magic of Haulalai’s and Muana Loa’s volcanic soil to a luxurious line of our cosmetic products.

KAFFE Vitamin C Concentrated Serum receive visible, skin-perfecting results. A truly platinum standard in age-defying technology. The newly developed coffee-infused formula, suspended in a colloidal gel, will help to improve wrinkles, diminish pores, and improve skin texture.
A few drops daily will reduce the appearance of wrinkles and large pores, prevent moisture loss, and protect skin from free-radical damage.
Coffee infused with Organic Argon oil brightens skin tone and lucidity in just weeks of application.




Phytopia Stretch Mark Remover Essential Oil

I just received  Stretch Mark Remover Essential Oil from Phytopia. It smells good and it comes in like a gift box.

Stretch Mark Remover, with Neroli, Petitgrain and Mandarin Oil lying at the heart of our formula, works to penetrate deep into the skin to visibly diminish the appearance of your stretch marks and fine lines on your belly left from pregnancy.

Phytopia created the perfect stretch mark blend oil to keep your skin constantly hydrated, toned and to enhance elasticity of the skin to prevent the formation of unpleasant lines caused by pregnancy. Stretch Mark Remover can make visible improvements with scar removal and formation.

Stretch Mark Remover halts the formation of wrinkles caused by dry skin. The blend melts into the skin to deliver moisture and luminosity to revitalize the skin, activating skin repair and accelerating wound healing so your stretch marks are less obvious. It allows your skin to be rejuvenated with each use, helping you maintain ageless radiance.


Jul 11, 2016

Grand Central Market Summer Nights Preview event

I was invited to attend Grand Central Market Summer Nights Preview event. I used to come here two times a week last year, so I know this place has been changed a lot. Grand Central Market is one of the trendy place to go in L.A. now. Lots of good food, all in one place.

CLICK HERE for complete pics.

From Belcampo Meat Co

Bombo - fried chicken

I absolutely loved pastas by Knead&Co. Pasta bar

Delicious dessert pizza from Olio pizzeria

Oysters from The oyster gourmet

Tacos from La Tostaderia

Valerie Confections

McConnell's fine ice cream

Horse thief BBQ

Since I couldn't finish eating everything, I came home with all these food.