Fishball Noodle Soups…

My favorite chinese/Chiu Chau soup noodle places are:

1) Kim Chuy in Chinatown, they make their own fish sticks and pork patties:

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2) Trieu Chau, in Westminster, they also make their own fish balls.

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Best Chinese Seafood Restaurant…

I have had in a while is Newport Seafood on Last Tunas in San Gabriel. They’re well known for their lobsters..i have to say its the best I have had! If you come, make sure you get a table before 6 pm, they get very crowded and there is a long wait. Besides their lobster, everything in the menu that we ordered was very good! from veggies, to tofu, and appetizers.

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Salvadorean Food..

I love to go to El Chinaco, its a salvadorean type of restaurant/fast food in Newport Beach. They have great pupusas and burrito, their horchata is great also!

Here is what pupusa looks like, basically its made of corn and made to order with carnitas and cheese filling inside.

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Cranberry Lemonade

I bought a bottle of 100% unsweetened cranberry juice thinking it will go well with ice but it turned out to be really sour. To make it better, I found a recipe of cranberry lemomade.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of lime juice
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 1 cup of sugar syrup
  • 2 cups of water

Kreativ Blogger Award

A big thanks to Just Anything who gave me this Kreativ Blogger Award! I am flattered to receive it!

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Part of accepting this award is to share 7 interesting things about me and nominate another 7 people, so here it goes:

1. Lately I am in love with Dark Chocolate. I have been eating everyday.

2. I have a horrible memory, ask me what we did 2 weekends ago, I probably don’t remember already.

3. I dont like reading newspaper, or watching News in general.

4. I can watch any drama for 24hrs straight.

5. I can speak 3 languages and 3 chinese dialects. (Not all at the same level though)

6. I am into chinese astrology.

7. I wanted to be a flight attendent growing up.

I nominate the following bloggers that I follow:

1. PastryGirl @ Dessert First- One of my favorite dessert blogs, she always inspires me with not just mouthwatering desserts but with good photographic styles.

2. Charmaine @ Charmaine’s Pastry Another great blog filled with inspirations and great images.

3. Kitchen Corner, with an asian twist.

4. Bombini! with lots of macaroon variations.

5. Apple and Spice, love her cakes!

6.  Tender Crumbs in love with the lemon chiffon cake!

7. Bake or Break– love all the experiments!

Flourless Chocolate Cake

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I always wanted to try making a flourless cake but never got to try it. The ingredients seemed like a brownie recipe, except lighter, with eggwhite mixture to make it fluffy and light as air.  Definitely this is an easy dessert to impress your guest!

Ingredients:

12 oz Guitard 75% bittersweet chocolate
5 tablespoons (1/3 cup) butter
5 tablespoons (1/3 cup) milk
5 tablespoons (1/3 cup) finely ground almonds
4/5 cup (180 g) sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
4 eggs, separated

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 deg F (Gas mark 4 or 180 deg C).
  2. Line a 9 in (23 cm) cake tin with grease proof or other non-stick paper and grease the tin.
  3. Break the chocolate into small pieces and melt it with butter and milk over hot water.
  4. Beat the egg yolks with half of the sugar.
  5. Fold in the melted butter and chocolate mixture.
  6. Fold inn ground almonds and baking powder.
  7. Beat egg whites until frothy by using an electric mixer; gradually add the remaining sugar, beating until stiff peaks form.
  8. Fold in the beaten egg whites.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Please note that cakes of this type will collapse and look like a pie (see the picture).

The Flourless Chocolate Cake may be served warm or cold with whipped cream. The cream may be dusted with cocoa powder before serving, and the cake may be dusted with powdered sugar.

Packaging the Toffee…

Packaging the toffee was the fun part.I bought ready made kits fromMichaels, they come in different sizes. Here are some pics.

 

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