San Diego Night Market

San Diego Night Market

San Diego Night Market This past Saturday, San Diego had its own very first night market. Night markets are really popular in Taiwan and other parts of Asia. It’s always been one of my favorite things to do when I visit family in Taiwan. LA started doing them this summer and they were a huge […]

Chengdu Taste

Chengdu Taste

Chengdu Taste Chengdu Taste has been one of the buzziest new restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley since its opening, with lines out the door at all hours. It got even more popular after being reviewed by Jonathan Gold. After seeing my brother’s photos from his visit to Chengdu this summer and recommendations from friends, […]

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken Tender, slow cooked chicken simmering in a honey garlic sauce. This is an easy and delicious meal. These last few days my kitchen has smelled wonderful because I’ve been making pot after pot of this. I’ve been testing out different versions trying to perfect this recipe and Mr. K has […]

Vessel Restaurant inside Kona Kai Resort

Vessel Restaurant inside Kona Kai Resort

Vessel Restaurant inside Kona Kai Resort   The Kona Kai Resort in San Diego recently underwent more than $20 million of renovations. Last month, Mr. K and I were invited to check out the revamped Vessel Restaurant for a 6-course dinner tasting event. Tomato & Burrata I really love burrata cheese. The burrata served during […]

Personalized Wedding Gift Ideas with Target

Personalized Wedding Gift Ideas with Target

Personalized Wedding Gift Ideas with Target This post is sponsored by Target, but the writing, ideas and opinions are all my own. Target recently launched a Wedding Program, asking bloggers to give ideas on ways you can give a unique wedding gift while still sticking to the couple’s registry. The central theme of this program […]

Soltan Banoo

Soltan Banoo

Soltan Banoo A few weeks ago, my friend CC introduced me to Soltan Banoo, a Persian restaurant in University Heights. We stopped in for some delicious desserts, including a Persian shaved ice dish. I immediately fell in love with the charming and relaxed atmosphere. The person who greeted us remembered CC, even recalling who she […]

Thanksgiving Ideas

Thanksgiving Ideas

Thanksgiving Ideas With Thanksgiving just a few days away, I thought I’d do a post sharing some recipe ideas and tips. Appetizer/Sides Avocado Bacon Fries Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries Brazilian Cheese Breads Crispy Oven Baked Fries Double Stuffed Potatoes Mushroom Pizzas Pumpkin Hummus Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes Breads 40 Minute Rolls Butter […]

Current Cravings- Trader Joe’s December Items

Current Cravings- Trader Joe’s December Items

Current Cravings- Trader Joe’s December Items Another Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer came in my mailbox, which of course meant another trip to get some featured items. I’m quite proud that I showed more self-control than usual. Mostly because I’ve been spending much more than normal due to the holidays. But I did pick up a […]

Four Sea Restaurant

Four Sea Restaurant

Four Sea Restaurant When I think of Taiwan, one of the things I miss the most is Taiwanese breakfast. There are so many traditional Taiwanese foods that are available for breakfast including egg pancakes, soy milk, fried crullers, and rice rolls. And for some reason, it’s really hard to find good versions of those items […]

Breakfast Republic (Liberty Station)

Breakfast Republic (Liberty Station)

Breakfast Republic (Liberty Station) The very popular San Diego brunch spot, Breakfast Republic, recently opened a second location in Liberty Station. I was quite excited to hear the news. I’ve enjoyed my visits to the original location but always dread the long wait. The new space is a little bigger, with a nice patio, and the […]