Wrapping up 2016

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I got a sweet tooth and love these threats.  Lava Cake with homemade vanilla ice cream & crumble biscuit & Passionfruit Panna Cotta just divine.   What a threats to wrap up the nasty 2016.

Yummy Chow Mein #elizastyle

screen-shot-2017-01-01-at-9-10-58-am  Yes, I love to cook and dislike to know people go hungry.  Since the long holiday weekend for Christmas.  Some of my peers who didn’t go back to celebrate Christmas with their family.  Those don’t have something to eat.  Especially they depend on the meal from work.  Since I am cooking anyway and might well cook a little more and to share with them.

This chow mein is simple but oh boy it’s delicious.  Everyone love it so so much.  I am so glad it was a hit.

Merry Christmas 2016

I love the seasons of Fall and Winter.  Although a little cold sometime but in California is easy to deal with.   Wishing everyone have a Merry Christmas and be safe.

No visitors this time but I enjoy our quality time together.

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  We should Thankful where are we and embrace it.  Understood not everything come to our way but bottom line we are alive and kicking.

I am very grateful to have this Pinky pie in my life.  He means the world to me.   I love you so so much.

Sushi for dinner

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Yes, these were our dinner.  Love all of them.  Tuesday night not crowded at all.  We were seated within 5mins as soon as we step in.  Wash it down with green tea and sake.  What a lovely night.

Pop Up Lunch – Hawaiian theme

The meal is absolutely breath taking.  The Shoyu Ahi Poke and taro chips really good.  The slight taste of toast sesame oil on the fresh ahi and taro chip ah I am in heaven.  The Agedashi tofu just OK for me.  I personally think the chef picked the wrong kind of tofu.  It should be skill skin instead of taught one.  Understood it is easy for chef to work on but the texture is different.  I prefer my tofu smooth.

The salad plating was beautiful but I don’t particularly like it.  Watermelon radish was hard to eat.  Though I love dragon fruit.  Love that star fruits too.  Has been a while I didn’t eat it.  YES!  that main course was so good ‘Shoyu braised Pork Belly Bowl with Ume Honey Glaze’ hmmm hmmm good.  Just melt in my mouth not fatty at all.  Love the after taste of shoyu.  The dessert a little complicated.  It’s call Aloha Momona.  On the plate it has open faced soursop tart with brulee’d Ube and butter mochi drizzled with hibiscus carmel.  Garnished with dehydrated pineapple flowers and pineapple cake crumbs.  I ate all the butter mochi.

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Southwestern food – Mesa Grill

Yes, this is my kind of food.  Everything on the menu are so delicious.

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A very first time in Mesa Grill.  The shrimp tamale and tuna nachos were so good.  My love had 22oz of rib-eyes and I got the seared sea-scallops.   The sticky pudding was great as well.

What a treat.  Lovely food and companion and way to wrap up a tired and exhausted week.

American cuisine

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This is my first time tasted the Deviled duck eggs.  A little sour though but it was delicious.   The watermelon Basil Gazpacho with Feta cream was excellent.  The rabbit ragu was tender and cooked it just right.  Very juicy with slight white wine, rosemary, thyme and savory Gnocchi.  Yes, the truffle oil mushroom lasagna was so rich though.  I can’t finish all it has spinach, pine nuts, oyster mushroom, truffle oil and heavy cream and Parmesan cheese.  End up with delicious white chocolate vanilla bean lollipop cheesecake with chocolate caramel & strawberry Chantilly cream.  Really enjoy every bite of this fancy meal.

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