Chef Zhu

Chef Zhu

Chef Zhu This weekend, we went to check out the Chinese breakfast offerings at the new Chef Zhu. Chef Zhu, opened by the previous chef/owner of Shanghai City, recently replaced the former Double Happiness restaurant in Del Mar. The restaurant still seems to be in transition in getting rid of the former menus and signs, […]

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 […]

Cocohodo Walnut Pastry Cafe

Cocohodo Walnut Pastry Cafe

Cocohodo Walnut Pastry Cafe Cocohodo opened recently inside Zion Market. I had been really curious about this cafe for months, mainly because of my sweet tooth. I’ve never visited any of the other locations, so I didn’t really know what to expect. I had imagined a cafe selling various walnut pastries. However, it’s actually just […]

The Real Cronut from Dominique Ansel (via Goldbely)

The Real Cronut from Dominique Ansel (via Goldbely)

The Real Cronut from Dominique Ansel (via Goldbely) When I made the decision this past Fall to not wait in the 3+ hour line for the famous Cronut™ at Dominique Ansel Bakery, I didn’t think I would get a chance to taste the Cronut™ until another visit to NYC. However, I got my chance earlier this week. […]

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies If you like Nutella and you like chocolate chip cookies, you should definitely make these Nutella cookies. They are sweet, chewy, fudgy, and absolutely delicious. I try a lot of different cookie recipes and especially love trying out popular chocolate chip cookie recipes I find on the internet. Unfortunately, some require […]

New Dill Flavored Triscuits

New Dill Flavored Triscuits

New Dill Flavored Triscuits Can you believe Triscuit hasn’t come out with a new cracker flavor since 2008 ? It’s been four years, but Triscuit has finally introduced a new flavor. And that flavor is Dill, Sea Salt & Olive Oil. And I have to say, I think they chose well. Triscuits and I have […]

Indian Wedding Conclusion

Indian Wedding Conclusion

Indian Wedding Conclusion This is the conclusion of the Indian wedding extravaganza I attended over Memorial weekend. If you haven’t already, you can read about parts 1 and 2. The final event I attended was the reception. The pre-wedding event and the ceremony each had about 150 people in attendance.  The reception was much grander. […]

Trader Joe’s May Edition

Trader Joe’s May Edition

Trader Joe’s May Edition Trader Joe recently came out with another Fearless Flyer, which prompted a few visits for me. Here are some of the highlights from my shopping trips: Kumato I’d never heard of a Kumato before until my Fearless Flyer ad. They are greenish brown rather than red. They ripen from the inside […]

Coffee Soda

Coffee Soda

Coffee Soda This homemade, do-it-yourself coffee soda is so simple to make and a really fun way to enjoy your coffee. Last weekend I was having lunch with my friend CC and she ordered a bottle of coffee soda, which she generously let me sample. She commented that we could probably recreate it at home, […]