Monthly Archives: April 2011

nasi bungkus

Nasi Bungkus from Simpang Asia, Culver City.  Wrapped & unwrapped (pictured above). Spooning it in at Kiki Novi.  Gili Trawangan, Indonesia. The real deal. My favorite meal in Indonesia. Nasi bungkus means “wrapped rice,” and it’s popular Indonesian dish that … Continue reading

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simpang asia market

Queso, by way of Bahrain Mi instant favorite Instant everything Jam or spread? Essences of Sweet, cubed Brilliant Delicious Chocolate… but not for me Whenever I need a nasi bungkus fix, or if I need to top up my stockpile … Continue reading

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sakura sushi

Friday night sushi with Ptay & Pands

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venice boardwalk poke & pucks

Perfect day for sailing Tuna poke with macadamia nuts & kale Puck-shaped falafels Blue Bottle + blue tag Finishing touches 1952-2002 Attention voisin bizarre If you side step off the paddle tennis courts on the Venice Beach Boardwalk, you’ll stumble … Continue reading

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new toy

I finally caved in and bought a DSLR.  First one I’ve ever owned!  Nothing fancy, but I have no idea how to use this thing.  (Wow, an actual viewfinder??).  Now let’s not get carried away here.  I still love you, … Continue reading

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LA’s best fried chicken sandos

(via SeriousEats) My very first blog post featured a chicken sando from Son of a Gun.  Check out this slideshow of the 8 best in LA!

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grilled cheese + tomato soup

Crusts off to make some soup croutons Fried croutons for a buttery, crispy crunch Super simple grilled cheese with an oozy, sharp cheddar Tossed in a few globs of creamy goat cheese into the soup.  And that’s dinner, folks!

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sail away, sail away, sail away

(via Rhizome) I had my first sailing lesson last month, and I’ve been dying to get back out on the water ever since.  If only I had more time.  Summer.  Definitely summer…

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ramen + 5 minute egg

I can’t go very long before I have to have noodles.  Tonight I made ramen with a five minute egg, using some staples from the pantry and fridge: udon noodles (because that’s all i had), frozen corn, “resurrected” wakame & … Continue reading

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sausage fest

On the chopping block Mia’s focaccia And her curried cauliflower & chickpeas Too many cooks in the kitchen? Ryan & Mike make nice sausage Mike ties up the links Ready to grill! Meat ring from the Kitchen Aid Grill ’em … Continue reading

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