Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Kiss My Bundt

Randomly drove by Kiss My Bundt on 3rd St.
With 30 minutes to kill before dinner reservations,
we tried 2 mini bundt cakes which were just perfect.
Not overly sweet (even the frosting), moist & dense yet fluffy.
The generous-sized mini bundts were also reasonable at $2.50.
I have long been a fan of bundt cakes,
but didn't know there was a bakery that specialized in it.
Such a great find!

Mini German Chocolate Bundt.

Mini Carrot Bundt.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Daiwa Sushi

Everytime I go to Tsukiji,
eating at Daiwa Sushi (大和寿司) is a must.
For 3,500 yen, you can get the Omakase set.
Which is the BEST deal for high-quality & fresh sushi.
(NOTE: Get there early, they close at 1:30PM)

Got there when they opened, 5:30AM.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tsukiji Fish Market

One of my most favorite places to visit in Tokyo is Tsukiji.
It is the largest fish & seafood wholesale market in the world.
Most of the action takes place in the early morning
(like 4 to 5AM early).
Inner Market.
Freshest fish and seafood.

If you're there before 5:30AM, you can catch the tuna auctions.
Where the public buys their seafood. (Outer market)
Tsukiji is a MUST VISIT when in Tokyo!


Who is Zion rushing to meet?

Its his best friend, JR!


Getting tired...
Too cute!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Bumbu Bali

In Bali, we ate at Bumbu Bali two nights in a row.
Sates, Nasi Goreng, Mie Goreng, Ayam Betutu...
authentic Balinese cuisine in a beautiful outdoor setting.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Went to Bali for the first time in May.
Bali statues.

Local streets of Bali.
Stayed at the Westin Resort Nusa Dua.
Nusa Dua Beach.

We were blessed with beautiful weather & blue skies.

Lots of pretty flowers.
Relaxed at the pool and did nothing. Fab.


Fed squirrels.

The beaches were pretty empty.
I miss it!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Finally feels like summer in Southern CA!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Pate-Ya & Engawa Cafe

Pate-Ya (Pate屋) in Denenchoufu
is a small shop that specializes in homemade pâtés and cheeses.
It opened in 1973 in the chef's home.
The house is surrounded by beautiful greenery and is so peaceful.
Next to the store is a cafe called Engawa (えんがわ)
where you can eat their pâtés.

Entrance to the shop.
Two pâtés and a fresh chesse lunch plate.

Loved the retro interior.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Doremi of Tokyo

I was never a fan of teppanyaki,

This is the 'Captain' or the owner, Mr. Hirano.
He is super entertaining and so is his blog.
This is the Panko Garlic Buttered Scallops. YUM.
This is like a Bruschetta, except with White Fish.

Beef Steak with Foie Gras and Dried Mango Slices.
One of my favorite dishes. Genious.
This one... is hard to explain but a MUST eat.
Oyster, Pork Cheek, Monja Flakes with Truffle Oil.
Never had anything like it...
Herbed Lobster.

Skilled Mayo-squirter.
Supposedly, they were the first to do this.

Doremi-Yaki (どれ味焼き), what they are known for.
Its their version of the Okonomiyaki,
except they don't use any flour in the batter.
Instead they only use Yamaimo. Delicious.

One of the best I've had!