Wednesday, January 30, 2008


My Dad turns a year older today.
Happy Birthday!!
"Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it"

Melrose Dogs

Sunbathing dogs on Melrose.
Too cute.

Gonpachi Beverly Hills

is a relatively new restaurant on La Cienega.
The garden, interior and design is impressive.
Food is good too.
I recommend their Soba & Sumiyaki.

Spot this sign from La Cienega.


Garden View from the Bar.

Teuchi Soba. (Handmade buckwheat noodles)
A must try.

Sake-gria. YUM.

Salad with Fried Tofu (yuba).

Beef Tataki.

Beef Carpaccio.
(I thought it was too salty)
Fondant Chocolat.
Pumpkin Zenzai (Red Bean Soup) with Shiratama.
Pleasant surprise. Never had anything like it.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Din Tai Fung Arcadia

The new Din Tai Fung in Arcadia.
Much modern than the old one,
which is just one plaza away.

Crab Dumplings.

Shrimp Fried Rice.

Sauteed Spinach.

Rodeo Drive

Deserted Rodeo Drive due to the rain.

Monday, January 28, 2008


Thanks to the big storm in southern CA,
even our local mountains got a lot of snow.
Mountain High. Fresh powder.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Granville Island

Graville Island is a great place to visit in Vancouver.
They have specialty food stores, lots of restaurants
and an indoors Farmer's Market.
The patio also has a great view of the harbor.

Inside Granville Island:

Stock Market (Fresh soups made from scratch)

Bridges Restaurant (Seafood)

Tony's Fish & Oyster Cafe (Great raw oysters)

Great Japanese Restraurants:

Izakaya Hapa (Small dishes. Contemporary.)

Kitanoya GUU (Out of the 4 locations, I like Robson)

Zakkushi (Yakitori)

Friday, January 25, 2008

Vancouver Food

I miss...

My favorite flavor, Cranberry Muesli.

Hand made noodles.
Try the dumplings too.

Favorite bakery, Terra Breads.

Blueberry & White Chocolate Foccacia (left) is SO good.

Favorite market, Caper's.

Stock up on their baked goods.

Best yogurt that they ONLY sell in Canada.

Vancouver Dogs

Nitobe Memorial Garden

A trip worth making, especially in the spring
when Sakura (cherry blossoms) trees are in full bloom.