Sep 132014
 
[Irvine] Four Sea Restaurant

I’ve been in Chicago for the past week, so the posting schedule got a little messed up – sorry! The trip was super fun, and I’ll definitely be sharing pictures from some of the amazing meals that I had in the coming weeks! My friend also suggested a fun new series to start for this [...]

Jul 302014
 
Iceskimo Revisit

I posted about Iceskimo, a summer snow-shaved ice pop-up shop, just a couple of weeks ago, and S and I have already made several revisits because we really loved the snow ice there!  We visited with a couple of friends so that we can try more flavors… haha. Yes, I will steal your food if it [...]

Jul 252014
 
It's Boba Time

It’s Boba Time is a milk tea/drinks franchise shop that recently opened up on Convoy, replacing the old Yoshinoya spot. Due to S’s deep and undying love for all things milk tea, we had to go check it out. The interior was quite cute – one of the walls was a painted mural, and there [...]

Jul 142014
 
Iceskimo (Grand Opening)

Iceskimo is a summer pop-up store in San Diego, serving snow-shaved ice! I was ultra-excited because I love snow-shaved ice, and my friend said that she visited during the soft opening and really liked it. I saw that there was a grand opening event two Saturdays ago, with free snow ice in the afternoon, so of course [...]

Apr 282014
 
Tea Garden new menu items

Recently, S’s and my beloved Tea Garden has introduced several new menu items, including mini hot pots and other traditional Taiwanese dishes. The hot pots, I wasn’t so impressed with, but there were a few things that we have tried and really enjoyed. Oyster pancakes are a classic Taiwanese snack, and S’s hometown, Fengyuan, is [...]

Apr 182014
 
[Recipe] Taiwanese Three-Cup Chicken

Three-cup chicken is a classic Taiwanese dish and one of my favorites! Actually, I did some fact-checking about this dish, and turns out, it originated from Jiangxi Province in China. In the original rendition of the dish, the “three cups” referred to 1 cup each of the following ingredients: lard, sweet rice wine, and soy [...]

Apr 142014
 
Snapshots from Taiwan, Part 5

Gonna wrap up my Taiwan travel posts now with a couple more restaurants, and some miscellaneous photos of cutesy things… Chun Shui Tang (春水堂) is purportedly the originator of the now-famous bubble milk tea. Apparently this is a topic of hot debate in Taiwan, so I’ll try to stay out of the controversy, haha. But [...]

Mar 162014
 
Snapshots from Taiwan, Part 4

Taiwan has amazing street food. It’s one of the things I miss the most! I’ve already shared about takoyaki (octopus fritters) in the previous recap… Here are a couple more favorites: This place, “Hit Cookie Home” (a literal translation from the Chinese 打餅鋪) is found in the Yi-Zhong street market of Taichung. They’re not actually [...]

Mar 022014
 
Yes! Pingo revisit

Yes! Pingo is a Taiwanese restaurant that opened up on Convoy St. about a year ago. Its reception hasn’t been all that great by review sites and other bloggers, but S and I actually do enjoy some of the food items that were offered. Unfortunately for the restaurant, it just didn’t seem like there was [...]