Mountain Cafe 3064 W. 8th St. Los Angeles, CA 90005 (213) 487-7615 (Abalone Porridge – $8.25) – Abalone and rice chowder. I have to say this is the best porridge house in Korea town Los Angeles,hands down. For those days you can’t chew due to your new braces (i.e. like me they hurt so bad right now), or even if you are sick and can’t eat. The abalone porridge (전복죽) from Mountain Cafe (aka 산) has so much flavor especially when eaten together with seasoned jorim beef (장조림) & their signature kimchi (김치) 😍 The restaurant itself is very small and…
Because basics. Need I say more?
Hop Scotch 136 E Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832 Phone:(714) 871-2222 Berry berry granola yogurt parfaits with strawberry beer? It was the perfect pairing for Sunday “brunch” I suppose you can call it brunch… hahaha. Strawberry Beer (14 oz. Fruii/Belgium. 4.1% alcohol) for $9
The Cliff Restaurant
577 South Coast Highway, in Laguna Village,
Laguna Beach, California
Phone: (949) 494-1956
Laguna beach is one of my favorite places to be. Places like Huntington or Seal Beach are so dull and dirty looking. Where as Laguna actually has pretty clear water with really nice scenic views. The highway PCH long the side give a nice drive and view. I absolutely love how if you drive a little farther down past newport towards laguna, there are far less people on the beach. We were practically on the beach alone. Which is how I like it. Quiet and serene.
I know, its already March but losing all the extra weight from the Holiday Season was really quite difficult. They say looking good is 80% of your diet and only 20% exercise. Here are some twists of recipes that I used for a unique and delicious meal prep.
A whole weeks worth of meal prep. Some people can eat the same thing everyday, but I’m one of those people that CANNOT eat the exact same thing over and over. To avoid that, I incorporated different recipes and cooking styles. For the “main course” I did a mix of Lemon Pepper Chicken and Chipotle Seasoned Chicken on top of a Spinach Salad and Garlic Grilled Brussel Sprouts. For the vegetables I steamed and sautéed the baby carrots in a bit of ranch sauce. For the broccoli and cauliflower mix I used butter and twigs of rosemary and a dash of pepper.
Stopped by the Los Angeles Original Flower District on 754 Wall Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014. As all of LA, you must find parking on the street. Afterwards it is a $2 general admission to get into the district. This entitles you to everywhere on the district for the whole day! It took me a while to find these drop dead gorgeous peonies since they are out of season, but hurrah! I have found them at last!
The Los Angeles Original Flower District has such a beautiful and diverse selection of any type of floral or plant you might need. The flowers are all in top shape and quality so you really can’t go wrong!
Our first stop of the day was, of course, to get some coffee. We visited the Stumptown Coffee (806 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021) The entire shop surrounds a glass encasement of their coffee roaster.