French Concession

French Concession

French Concession   French Concession is a new all-day dim sum place that recently opened in Hillcrest, occupying the former Celadon. It’s the same owner (Alex Thao), but a new restaurant name, menu and concept. When we visited, the interior was still pretty similar to Celadon. The dim-sum menu, which is served all day, offers […]

Sizzling Pot King

Sizzling Pot King

Sizzling Pot King Sizzling Pot King is a Chinese restaurant specializing in dry hot pots. The restaurant replaced Qi Wei, a similar-style restaurant, towards the end of last year and has been quite popular. I wasn’t very impressed with the previous restaurant and didn’t have much of a desire to check out the new incarnation. […]

Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt

Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt

Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt   I get a kick out of watching desserts made with liquid nitrogen, so when I heard of the Sub Zero ice cream chain, I really wanted to check it out. Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt makes frozen yogurt and ice cream right in front of you using […]

Pomegranate Gelato

Pomegranate Gelato

Pomegranate Gelato A little while ago, POM Wonderful sent me a box of individual POM juices so I could create some summer recipes. I stuck them in the fridge and have been brainstorming ever since. I knew I wanted to create some dessert recipes, but all the ones that popped into my head were ones […]

Steamed Bun Happy Faces

Steamed Bun Happy Faces

Steamed Bun Happy Faces A while back I learned that when you steam Pillsbury biscuit dough, it tastes remarkably similar to Chinese steamed buns. It’s a great shortcut for when you don’t want to make the buns from scratch. I blogged about them here. While grocery shopping this weekend, I noticed that there is now […]

Savory Buffet

Savory Buffet

Savory Buffet   Mr. K and I haven’t really had the desire to eat Chinese buffets in a long time, with the exception of Tomi Buffet in San Jose which has surprisingly high quality sushi. But for some reason, I’ve had this desire to revisit Savory Buffet lately. It’s been years since I’ve been, but […]

Urban Bar & Grill

Urban Bar & Grill

Urban Bar & Grill   We were recently invited to check out Urban Bar & Grill located in downtown San Diego. It serves contemporary American Cuisine and has an atmosphere perfect for date night or a dinner with friends. Bread sticks Our dinner started out with some complimentary bread sticks. Soft, not too buttery, these […]

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 […]

Blueberry sour cream ice cream

Blueberry sour cream ice cream

Blueberry sour cream ice cream There was sunshine this weekend which gave me a perfect reason to use my ice cream maker again. A blueberry sour cream ice cream recipe from Dorie Greenspan really caught my eye because of the gorgeous purple hue. I wasn’t so sure about the sour cream. I’m not too crazy […]

Coconut tea cake

Coconut tea cake

Coconut tea cake I love the taste of coconut, so I’m constantly bookmarking coconut dessert recipes. (I also bought some shredded coconut from Amazon because I was searching for unsweetened coconut, and now I have all this coconut laying around.) A while ago, I saw a coconut tea cake recipe. It took me a little […]