Sunday, August 31, 2008

lunch at menkuitei, a first visit in a long while...
cold noodles (hiyashi chuka men), chicken meat balls, kimchi,
and "stamina" ramen, with calpico soda and saporo draft to drink.

and our new 5-month-old family members - noodles(L) & bento (R)! :

Saturday, August 30, 2008

yummy dinner at the korean hand-made tofu house, cho dang gol.

amazing banchan on top,
my kimchi beeji (soybean pulp soup with pork and kimchi) in the middle,
and matthew's delicious sea food tofu jigae (soup stew).

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

banana bread cupcake with cream cheese frosting,
alongside a pumpkin flavored moonpies. <3

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

ankimo (monk fish liver) and yummy toro rolls with fish roe toppings.

then went on a super mini getaway to brooklyn bridge park:

Sunday, August 24, 2008

two breakfasts today - one at the crack of 7am,
one later with a friend. i guess that's more of a "brunch".

also, walked around pratt institute - it's so beautiful.

Friday, August 22, 2008

new great pizza place in the neighborhood. <3

Thursday, August 21, 2008

bánh cuốn (vietnamese rice crepe with pork) and pho for lunch.
so yummy!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

yes, i had steak and eggs for breakfast!
grits was yummy, too.
comparable to this meal in la, but 1/3 of the price,
and around the corner from our place. ^____^

Saturday, August 16, 2008

last meal from LA.
we were in LA for my solo show at thinkspace gallery.

i have to say they have amazing asian food in LA!
yummy tonkatsu and a little overstarchy dukboki.

amaaaazing spicy sauce chicken at a KFC(korean fried chicken) join in koreatown in LA.
ordered a side of mochi that's been slightly seared (crunchy outside, chewy inside).
korean fried chicken, spicy or just fried, always come with a side of pickled radish.

bryan and his friend's joint birthday party in a beautiful house on the hill in silver lake.
we helped audrey and bryan make gyoza,
which we brough to the party of homemade sushi.
such a beautiful view!

pho cafe in echo park/silver lake has been there for several years,
was one of our favorites when we used to live there.
they still didn't disappoint, though the pho isn't the same as little saigon's.

the omelette looking thing was amazing.

decent but slightly pricey breakfast at square one cafe in LA.
grits with hanger steak and fluffy pancake with peaches.

it was not bad, but it would have been better
if they didn't sell almost exactly same food (similar tasting) over at mike's diner around the corner from us in brooklyn for 1/3 of the price.

32nd street has nothing on LA koreatown.
amazing tofu with kimchi and pork, and chunggookjang (fermented soybean paste) soup.

food from LA.
spoon house, a japanese pasta place.
amazing bread, unbelievable spaghetti bolognaise with meatballs,
and my classic choice, spicy cod roe with uni and shiso.

Monday, August 4, 2008

a nice breakfast on a quiet block in cobble hill...

the wrap sandwich had yummy grits inside!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

humongous sandwiches at the brooklyn flea.

despite all the debates, i still love having the flea market in the neighborhood.