Sunday, May 22, 2022
It'd been a very long time since I visted the Koreatown Plaza, 928 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006. I got some shopping done and also went to the kitchen supply shop on the south end of the mall. I was thirsty so I walked to the north end of the mall to Bosco and got a ice chamomile tea with a creme pan. It was perfect. Shopping can be exhausting. Gotta fuel up!
Sunday, April 17, 2022
Prima Jalichandra-Sakuntabhai has an exhibit up at the USC Pacific Asia Museum. I met them in Pasadena and saw the exhibit which was great! We decided to walk to the Armory Center for the Arts to go see Nancy Buchanan/ Marcia Hafif/ Barabara T Smith exhibition. About half way back from the Armory, we stopped by Paper Rice for some beverages and Spring Rolls. It was really wonderful to be able to walk and talk and then sit outdoors to enjoy drinks. It was a perfect springtime art experience.
Paper Rice: 20 Union St #150, Pasadena, CA 91103
5042 N Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041
I could not resist dropping by here recently while driving through Eagle Rock. Maybe it's the typeface? the awning? not sure but I am glad I did.
I am a big fan of these white powder cookies.
Everything looked great but the cookies are the only one's I ate so I can only report to you that they were excellent, especially with my OG coffee.
I recently got to have lunch with some friend's including artist Iris Yirei Hu.
Embassy Kitchen is a American classic Chinese restaurant in San Gabriel where the service is excellent and all the tables have white table cloths and lazy-susans in the center. Is the term "lazy susan" sexist? It sounds sexist to me. Maybe I should use the term "rotating tray" but maybe people won't know what I'm referring to and then I'd have to use lazy-susan anyway?
218 S San Gabriel Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776
On the first floor of the Miyako Inn at 328 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 in Little Tokyo is Okayama Kobo.
If you are nostalgic for French inspired but extremely Japanese style pastries, this is you place.
it was recommended to me by one of the members of the Sumire-Kai, the sewing club at the Pasadena Buddhist Temple.
Okayama Kobo joins the wealth of bakeries in Little Tokyo and is a bit more cute, a bit more contemporary than the others.
Sorry i forgot to take a picture of the box of pastries I bought. It's a bit of a tease.