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Oms/b Rice Balls & Le Pain Quotidien's Sandwich

[Translate] This is basically two short reviews lumped into one. I guess it makes sense, since I don’t want to mix two inexpensive places for something that is on the moderate price bracket (as in Otto, which will be the follow-up posting).The first one up is Oms/b. I ate there around 9:30 AM just because I didn’t get the chance to eat breakfast. So this, in my case would be my breakfast and lunch, per se. I ordered their “Breakfast Set” which contains two rice balls, pickles and a cup of miso soup for the cost of $4.75. I picked..

Oms/b Rice Balls & Le Pain Quotidien’s Sandwich

[Translate] This is basically two short reviews lumped into one. I guess it makes sense, since I don’t want to mix two inexpensive places for something that is on the moderate price bracket (as in Otto, which will be the follow-up posting).The first one up is Oms/b. I ate there around 9:30 AM just because I didn’t get the chance to eat breakfast. So this, in my case would be my breakfast and lunch, per se. I ordered their “Breakfast Set” which contains two rice balls, pickles and a cup of miso soup for the cost of $4.75. I picked..

Restaurant Week: Eleven Madison Park

[Translate] This is my final Restaurant Week review. I’ve changed my mind into going to another restaurant for RW. I don’t think I can handle it anymore. So, let me talk about Eleven Madison Park, shall I?I went to Eleven Madison Park before. As in my pre-blogging days and it was two years ago before the current chef, Daniel Humm, took charge of the kitchen. The restaurant has made a few changes, physically, in comparison to my last visit: they got rid of the large chandeliers and the black leather banquettes with a warm colored wood are the seating now...

Brunch & Gelato with Robyn! And a Small Dessert at Cafe Zaiya

[Translate] I finally gotten the opportunity to eat with another (and more popular) food blogger, Robyn. You know? The “Girl Who Ate Everything.” I actually e-mailed her about having breakfast or lunch with her a few weeks ago just before the week I start classes. Since she wasn’t a morning person like I am, we met at 11 AM. In my time, it’s the afternoon. Her time, she told me that this is earlier than what she would normally wake up. Oy. She reminds me of my friend, Seungmi: they’re both adorable, they like sleeping or napping, and they like..

Brunch & Gelato with Robyn! And a Small Dessert at Cafe Zaiya

[Translate] I finally gotten the opportunity to eat with another (and more popular) food blogger, Robyn. You know? The “Girl Who Ate Everything.” I actually e-mailed her about having breakfast or lunch with her a few weeks ago just before the week I start classes. Since she wasn’t a morning person like I am, we met at 11 AM. In my time, it’s the afternoon. Her time, she told me that this is earlier than what she would normally wake up. Oy. She reminds me of my friend, Seungmi: they’re both adorable, they like sleeping or napping, and they like..

Miscellany of Chocolates, Japanese Pastries and Cappuccino

[Translate] This is a slideshow just for the sake of posting photos of stuff I bought in the city and a homemade cappuccino. I’m kind of proud of my own cappuccino just because of the fact I can make a decent cup of my own without spending $4. No, I don’t own an espresso machine. I have those stovetop espresso makers and I foamed my milk with Bodum’s Schiuma set. The chocolates are from Moonstruck Chocolate. Cute little critters. Really. The Japanese desserts or snacks are just…well, my obsession for Minamoto Kitchoan’s stuff. I’m really a sucker for their packaging...