From the monthly archives:

December 2007

San Francisco: Straits Cafe

by gigi on December 24, 2007

It was my last evening in San Francisco and I met up with Thu for dinner. She took me to Straits Cafe over in Palo Alto, which is a Asian fusion restaurant. Thu told me that there are actually several Straits restaurants in the Bay area but the one we went to in Palo Alto […]


San Francisco: Hokkaido Seafood Buffet

by gigi on December 17, 2007

We were back in San Francisco so NTR and UK took me to Hokkaido Seafood Buffet. Although most of the food here is seafood (obviously!), they also had some other non-seafood items as well. Most of the food offered here is Asian style. After we settled in at our table, we started digging in at […]


Los Angeles: SW Seafood & BBQ

by gigi on December 16, 2007

It was our last day in LA and although we initially planned to make a repeat visit to Taiko, we decided on Chinese food instead. NTR, UK, and I headed over to S.W. Seafood & BBQ in Irvine for a late lunch. Incidentally, it happens to be located in the plaza across the street from […]


Los Angeles: Double Rainbow Ice Cream

by gigi on December 13, 2007

After our feast at El Pollo Loco, NTR, UK, and I dug into the Double Rainbow pumpkin ice cream we picked up from Trader Joe’s. According to NTR, Double Rainbow is a small San Francisco-based ice creamery that is available mostly in California. Because it was Thanksgiving, we all felt it would be appropriate to […]


Los Angeles: El Pollo Loco

by gigi on December 12, 2007

NTR, UK, and I were out late shopping during the weekend and stopped by for what they promised would be great Mexican-style grilled chicken at El Pollo Loco. I was told that it was like Nando’s Chicken here in Canada but even better. Although the sign on the restaurant door said they closed at 9pm […]

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Los Angeles: Yogurtland

by gigi on December 11, 2007

As if we weren’t stuffed enough from our eating extravaganza at Taiko, we went for dessert next door at Yogurtland. Actually, UK and NTR were too full but I wanted to give the frozen yogurt here a try. Yogurtland is one of the new frozen yogurt joints following in the spirit of Pinkberry and Red […]