Dining Out

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    The New X-Bar

    For those of you who have been around West LA for a while, you’re no stranger to X-Bar located inside the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel. We recently ventured to the spot for happy hour since we heard it had undergone a menu revamp as well as face lift. It screams LA power meetings filled […] Read more…

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    Red Medicine – Culinary Artistry

    Check one off the bucket list of restaurants! Red Medicine located in Beverly Hills is anything but your typical weekend excursion. It presents its patrons with an opportunity to partake in a culinary adventure inspired by Vietnamese cuisine. When I say ‘inspired’, I use the term loosely. Red Medicine’s manifesto clearly tells the tale of how […] Read more…

Local Events

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    Los Angeles Times THE TASTE

    What a great month for the food scene in LA. Back to back weekends of food festivals, incredible talent,and stretch pants. If you haven’t already made plans for this coming holiday weekend, give some thought to the Los Angeles Times’ THE TASTE. Not only will there be three days of food tasting and cocktail/ wine offerings, […] Read more…

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    Angeleno: Live & Dine

    Today marked my inaugural trip out to the Angeleno Live and Dine food tasting event. This year’s event was held at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica. Out in the courtyard underneath the shade of an 80-foot Moreton Bay Fig Tree were tables upon tables of cuisines waiting to be consumed. The day was cooling as […] Read more…

In The Kitchen

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    Lemon Garlic Tilapia

    Tilapia definitely isn’t my favorite fish, but it’s light and absorbs flavor very well. It requires minimal cook time and can be very easy to prepare. To help my household eat healthier and cleaner, I prepared the fish in a lemon garlic sauce with a hint of butter. I served it over a bed of […] Read more…

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    Croissant Bread Pudding

    Happy new years all! As part of getting a fresh start for the new year, I decided to clean out my refrigerator. I had half a box of croissants left which were starting to become slightly stale. I decided to make them into bread pudding so that they wouldn’t go to waste. I opted to […] Read more…

Product Reviews

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    GODIVA’s Mid-Autumn Festival Gift Box

    Being of Chinese descent, I grew up looking forward to eating mooncakes each year during the Mid-Autumn Festival. I’d accompany my mom as she ran around town shopping for and gifting delicious mooncakes filled with red bean or lotus seed paste. For those of you who may not be familiar, the Mid-Autumn Festival or “moon festival” […] Read more…

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    Try The World Contest: Paris, Tokyo & Rio

    If you’re like me, then you’ve had days where you just feel like you want to get away. Wanderlusting. But unfortunately we’re all adults now and have this pesky thing called work and responsibility. So how do you satiate this need to see and explore the world? I recently came upon a company called Try […] Read more…