Friday, July 31, 2009

Chirashi Sushi

A fitting dinner for the last food post of July.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Mom's good home cooking.

Home and enjoying Mom's great cooking - tofu with pickled vegetables and strips of lean pork - our favorite. Nothing tastes better than simple, home cooked meal.

Mom's good home cooking.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Proud Bird.

Our last day in LA and we went to the Proud Bird restaurant right by the airport. The Proud Bird is like an aviation museum, with planes, photos, memorabilia on all the notable aviators, war heroes, and lots of history. Not only was the food excellent, but it's such an interesting place to visit. I ended up taking most of my grilled herbed chicken sandwich on the plane. Zakka's chicken scallopini was devoured.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

Monrovia, very nice town.

We had a shoot in Monrovia this morning and it took almost 2 hours to get there - but once there we were pleasantly surprised by how nice the town center was. Had the greatest apple rainsin sugarfree muffin at Vera's Cakes and Pleasant Cookies, and later a wonderful grilled chicken sandwich in the car, rushing to North Hollywood for another shoot. It was a busy but very nice day.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Curry House in Sawtell.

After getting lost and always taking the wrong turn to Sawtell, we finally found the area and went to Curry House and I had their special curry udon. It's always good..

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Day around LA.

Great day driving around west Hollywood, Silverlake and then to Little Tokyo. Can't stop by Farmer's Market without having a corn beef sandwich at Phil's Deli and who can pass up free cupcake at a boutique in Silverlake. We always eat at T.O.Ts in Japan town. The usual spicy chicken bowl for Zakka and I had their new T.O.T ramen.

Friday, July 24, 2009


Had a wonderful dinner at Kabuki at the Howard Hughes Parkway Plaza which was only a 10 minute walk from our hotel. After driving for almost 21/2 hours from San Diego, my cha-sui ramen with rich pork broth really hit home.


Buff Monster signing.

Buff's signing drew a nice crowd and the GID Miao is released!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

PEI WEI Asian Diner.

For dinner tonight, we ventured to Pei Wei Asian Diner, which is an offshoot of PF Chang's and I had vegetarian stir fry with tofu kung pao style, and Zakka had Mongolian beef, and crab wontons. The ambiance and price were good but we probably had a week's worth of sodium. Hopefully the iced green and black tea cleared our arteries.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Bondi is an Australian bistro - I had a great vegetarian sandwich and a very cute 3 oz. Australian Brew sampler, while everyone else around me ate Australian beef burgers. Tried to purchase the glass but the manager would not budge.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Our LA adventure for one night.

Had dinner at our favorite restaurant Italy's Little Kitchen on Manchester right across from Custom Hotel a real nice boutique hotel we are staying for the night. Of course it's not complete until we have cured our donut fix at Randy's Donuts. And while at Ralphs, came upon nectarines and plums for only 49 cents a pound - why are we paying more than $2/pound?

Yesterday's mushroom burger

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Movie treat.

Panya's mini cream cheese donuts.

Always forgetting to post now - 2 days in a roll - may be I should think about hanging this up - but so much good food - have to continue.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Chocolate almond croissant.

Is it healthy since it's from Whole Foods? I think not.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Cowboy food Zakka style.

Ahi Katsu.

Lunch with Mom at Sushi King - always forgetting to post the photo. This was yesterday.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Party at Fusion - Benefit for Joslyn Paige

The Ajumma gang. Tiffany, Gerald, Cari, moi, Kawena and Brent.

Can you believe the name of the drink is Sweet Thai Pussy STP.

In memory of Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson was a man bigger than life - literally - he was as he puts it 5'20"! Many of his friends and colleagues gathered today at his unfinished house celebrating a life well lived but taken so early. I was lucky to have been one touched by his kind soul.

Oyster Beef sauce over rice.

Forgot to post again - this is supposed to be for Saturday.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Wow, Ajummalicious!

Ate so much good food that I forgot to post this last night - but here it is - thanks to Stan - everything was delicious. The whole cast & crew just ate it up.

Thursday, July 9, 2009