Bibimbap at Seoul House of Tofu

sometimes i get REALLY strong cravings for Korean food.  i think it’s because it was my staple growing up, so as an adult it’s weird not to eat it at least once a day.  the korean food on the westside definitely leaves you wanting…but the drive to ktown during the week is just cray.

i tried seoul house of tofu recently and it was ok.  the place was super clean, service was friendly and i was seated and served immediately.  the side dishes were typical (nothing to rave about) and the bibimbap was decent (again, nothing to rave about).

it did really hit the spot though… so that’s a plus!  i’d be interested in coming back and trying a few more dishes before i make my final decision about this place~~ but for now~~ it’s aiite.

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Thirsty Thirsdays: Milk does a body good

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well, as you can see my “cocktail” this week is just plain ol milk.  since i can’t have wine or cocktails~ i’ve been drinking milk from a wine glass after work.  it doesn’t help me unwind from a crazy day, but it does give me a placebo effect… *sigh *  good times being preggo.

Happy Thursday everyone!

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AMAZING Mexican Brunch… *DROOL * Anepalco’s Cafe in Orange

i had the best mexican breakfast/brunch of my life and it was from such an unassuming place!  Anepalco’s cafe is tucked away in a strip mall near Disneyland and it’s SOOO delicious.  no joke, EVERYTHING we ate was unbelievable.  I think these pictures speak for themselves~~ but our party of four literally licked the plates clean and talked about coming back the next time we were in orange!

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huevos divorciados

Green & Red Sauces, Tortillas, Ham, Bacon, Eggs, Red Onion, Avocado, Cotija Cheese, Sour Cream, Cilantro

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huevos rancheros

eggs served in the style of the traditional large mid-morning fare

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Anepalco’s Chilaquiles

A traditional Mexican dish consisting of corn tortillas, cut into quarters and lightly fried. Green/Red salsa or mole is poured over the tortilla as the concoction simmers and the tortilla starts to soften. Scrambled or fried eggs are added, as the dish is topped with cheese or sweet Mexican cream

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Sycamore Kitchen

i <3 sycamore kitchen.  the ambiance is gorgeous and the food is phenomenal.  i went there recently for brunch and ordered a few new items that were (of course) delicious.

Italian cobb salad below

–really delicious dressing, everything was perfectly chopped and i loved the little bits of golden beets in there

Ginger Limeade

–delicious again.  a little on the sweet side but still yummy.

Turkey Sandwich

–reminded me of a holiday sandwich with cranberry spread inside.  DELIC.

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SYCAMORE KITCHEN

143 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

website here

Thirsty Thursdays: Cupcake Vineyards 2012 Red Velvet

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For me, there are two really inviting things about this label alone: “cupcake” and “red velvet”.  What girl wouldn’t pick this up huh?

The wine was really smooth, sweet and aromatic and had a nice berry red color.  The wine itself is a blend of red varietals with a Zinfandel base and tasted like a young wine.  I would recommend this bottle for large parties where you aren’t sure who likes what.  At the picnic I went to, it was a total hit with people since it wasn’t dry and paired well with all the snacks we had.

Blaze Pizza in Culver City

 Mike has wanted to try this place since we moved to Palms and a few weeks ago we finally got the chance!  My brother flew in from Hawaii so we grabbed a quick meal on the way home from the airport and this was seriously the perfect take out to grab.  The pizzas are flash cooked and the way that you pick your toppings/order is like chipotle or 800 degrees.  You can either choose one of their pizzas or you can build your own.  We choose 2 pizzas on the menu and a caesar salad and my brother chose to build his own…

(not pictured) the blood orange lemonade.  it was the biggest thing to order on yelp and well it was tasty.  pretty sweet for me tho, so i added water to mine.  not sure i would pick this drink again in the future…

 Meat Lovers (sausage, pepperoni, onion)

–really good (mike could have done without the onion tho)

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the build your own pizza

–he chose some interesting toppings but he LOVED it

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caesar salad

–i could have done without this one.  the leaves weren’t fresh…which made me question everything else about it.

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margharita pizza

–who doesn’t love this kind??  soooo goood.  they salt and peppered the top at the end which really brought out the flavors

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the crust at blaze pizza is all gluten free so that’s kinda the first thing you notice~~ but the crust is crispy and thin and really easy to eat.  i would say i still like 800 degrees over blaze, but it’s a really great place to pick up fresh pizza on the go.