Do you love yakitori? Sometime during the week, my BFF, her hubby, and I went to Shino Japanese Grill. It’s really in the middle of nowhere, but if you’re in the Norco area for whatever reason, it’s definitely worth a visit. It was packed on a weekday which is a good sign. The food definitely warrants the wait. Yes, this was for 3 people, but we love variety!
I wish I can rewind to last night’s spring roll party! I invited some of my girls over for dinner, since my hubby is away on business for the week. I can’t rewind, so I might as well blog about it. I had two kinds of meat, galbi and dweji bulgogi (spicy pork). I have a recipe for really good dweji bulgogi here. You must try. But I just bought the pre-marinated kind at the Korean market yesterday, because the prep for spring rolls takes so long! We had another night of fun, as we always manage to do. Of course, we ended the night with something bad after talking about how healthy spring rolls are. I bought a new ramen that just hit the shelves in the US after a lot of hype in Korea. It was OK. You can check out my spring rolls recipe here.
Is anyone else ready for the finale of American Idol tonight??? Go, Philip Phillips!!!
I visited my BFF at work and said hi to my old bosses and co-workers. Then we headed out for a lunch date. Only we can order 4 dishes for 2 little people and head over to McD’s for dessert. Oink.
When in LA, please visit Shogun Sushi & Omakase. Located in the heart of Ktown, you’ve probably driven in the area one time or another. We frequent Shogun several times a year, and it is always a treat. They have traditional private rooms for special occasions too. Excellent food, excellent service, excellent location. Go now!Shogun Sushi & Omakase 987 S Vermont Ave Suite D
Los Angeles, CA 90006 (213) 365-0213
Is it too late for a weekend recap of last weekend? But I had to share. Better late than never!
I must say it is totally awesome being near my besties. Living in SD, nobody could just “stop by” or come over to hang out at my place. We wasted no time, and they came over on Friday (moved here on Thursday) for another good time full of laughs…and food! On Saturday, my BFF treated me to lunch at one of her faves, Ojiya, a sushi bar by my place. I haven’t been back, but trust me, I have been thinking about it for the past week. Must go back ASAP! And the photos are only half the serving of what we had! My BFF loves me so. Sunday was spent with my hubby who got back from his bro’s bachelor party trip, and what better way to start than with S-1 at Thai Original BBQ?! It’s only 3 minutes away! Seriously?? Coming from Solana Beach where we were close to NOTHING, it is amazing being around so many yummy establishments, as well as everything else we need. You name it, we got it within 2-5 minutes. No joke. I love this city!
Happy Friday and hope you have a yummy weekend!
There’s been a slight change of plans. Remember my move to Arizona that I mentioned a couple of weeks ago here? Well, we’re not moving to AZ anymore! The past 6-8 months have been insanely exhausting, as our life was in limbo due to the question of where I’d be going to school. This definitely caused a lot of stress and anxiety for many people. Now I can happily and finally announce once and for all (again) that we’re staying in CA! Thanks to all of our family and friends for the constant support and understanding my crazy life for the past 6-8 months!
Arizona would have been a fun (?) chapter in our lives, but staying in SoCal makes sense for many, many reasons all around. I’m excited to be moving closer to our family and friends (near LA and OC), especially my BFF who will only be 12 miles away! That is some exciting stuff! At the same time, we’re sadly leaving many good friends we’ve made in SD, but I’m sure we’ll see them once in a while. Darn…I was really looking forward to my free tanning sessions in AZ (i.e. standing outdoors for 3 minutes). I guess I’ll have to resort to going to the beach instead! Boo hoo.
BTW, this silly photo was taken in the summer. I really needed a hat, because the top of my head was burning from the sun. My friend, Hannah, just happened to have this hat with her. Must be a mommy thing. I thought this captured California pretty well: Disneyland and the beach. I can’t get that in AZ. I guess I’m a California girl for life. It’s undeniable.
I drove three and a half hours in traffic and rain on Friday to meet my girls in Ktown for a GNO. We ended up going to round 5, but my phone pictures stop at round 2. That’s the sign of a good night.
If you haven’t been to KangHoDong in LA, it is an absolute MUST! The meat is so buttery and of high quality. No wonder we had to wait an hour and a half, but it was totally worth the wait and hype. I can’t wait to go back! Whenever that may be…
On Saturday, I took care of some errands and picked up some El Taurino and wang mandoo (literal translation: “king dumplings”) at HK Market for my hubby. What a nice wife I am. Driving around LA on Saturday, I remembered why I don’t miss living in Ktown: traffic. But I sure do miss the LA grub!
Home sweet home. On Sunday, I uttered the words, “I want bratwurst.” The next thing I know, my hubby was at the market getting brats and wine and cooking away. I asked what I should do, and his response was “Nothing, just relax.” What a nice husband he is.
Hope your weekend was as fun and fat as mine! Happy Monday!
Every time our family gets together for some occasion or somebody’s visiting from somewhere, it’s always filled with so much love, happiness, and fun times. Then when the party’s over and we all go back to reality, I always get sad wishing that we all lived closer together. Currently, we all live so far apart…Seattle, Sunnyvale, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Heaven.
This past weekend was too short, and I can’t wait for the next time. And I really hope that someday we’ll live close enough, so that my future baby will be spoiled rotten by Uncle Rich, Uncle Steve, and Uncle Harry. XOXO
This photo was taken in 2009 at my wedding after-party. For some reason, we all seem to love this shot. Thanks for the photo, Steve Kim!
The hubby went to LA for the weekend for a BNO, so I had Nancy come over to do what we do best.
I just got back from pho (above), Nancy just left, and now I’m waiting for my hubby to get home. Most importantly, I’m wondering what to eat for dinner.
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