Apr 112014
Matcha Love

Matcha Love is a Japanese café that opened up in the Mitsuwa grocery store. I first saw the signs for the store about a week before the grand opening, which took place on March 28. Well, I couldn’t pass up anything matcha, so on the second day, I gathered up a few friends to check [...]

Feb 172014
Hanna's Gourmet Desserts

After our epic bloggers’ lunch at Que Huong, we had to get dessert (of course). CC of Pink Candles at Ridgemont High suggested Hanna’s Gourmet, a little cafe not too far from Que Huong. I’ve read about it and was quite excited to check out this little spot. Half of the photos from this post [...]

Jan 242014
[LA] Half & Half Tea House

Half & Half Tea House has pretty much become a sensation, thanks to its “Original Hot Honey Boba and Iced Milk Drinks.” The famous Iced Milk Drink is basically sweetened milk blended with ice and flavored with honey syrup from the boba, or whatever toppings that you choose. S and I have visited several Half [...]

Jan 022014
[LA] Café Dulce

Since I’m currently in Taiwan and will be here for another week or so, the posting schedule will be a bit messed up… apologies in advance! I’ll be writing about my travels soon after I get back to the U.S., though! Anyway, I have a couple more things to share from my past L.A. trips. [...]

Dec 112013
[Irvine] Bon Epi Patisserie & Guppy House

Combining two restaurants in the same Irvine plaza in one post… seems acceptable, doesn’t it? Actually, these were from two separate visits to the Diamond Jamboree plaza (featuring my favorite 85°C Bakery), on our way home from LA, and I insisted both times that we swing by Irvine for dinner/dessert. Haha. I originally read about [...]

Nov 202013
[LA] Beard Papa's and Ozero: Two Sweets in One Post

Sorry to keep flooding you with posts from my L.A. trip, but I haven’t eaten out much in San Diego since we spent so much money and time eating out in L.A. instead. Haha. I’ll consider this my guide for L.A. for now. Also, I’m going to combine some of the posts since we visited [...]

Nov 082013
[Irvine] 85C Bakery, Part One

As I mentioned, I’ve made a couple of trips to LA/Lake Arrowhead recently (and one more trip to come). I almost always try to stop by the Taiwanese bakery 85°C in Irvine on my way back from LA, because I love the pastries there. 85°C Bakery is a chain from Taiwan, but surprisingly the breads [...]

Oct 182013
Paris Baguette

Whew, this post is actually seriously overdue. I first tried pastries from Paris Baguette, a Korean bakery franchise, when I still lived in Berkeley, and a friend took me to the Cupertino location. I immediately fell in love with the adorable decor and delicious pastries and breads, and I was sad to find out that [...]

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