Monday, August 19, 2013

Ramen in socal

If I had to eat one food for the rest of my life, it would probably be ramen.  I can eat bowls and bowls in a short period of time, and still never be sick of it!  Here's a snippet of ramen places I've visited in Socal, my home base (tonkotsu? shio? miso?)Hahaha

The * starred restaurants * are the ones I recommend :D

I've also been to Daikokuya and Shinsengumi, but wasn't that impressed :\ but.... I'll definitely give them another try and also take some photo evidence hehe.

Ajisen Ramen (Rowland Heights)

Chashu ramen

Cafe Miso (Chino Hills)

Shoyu ramen

* Kairakutei (Tustin) *

Tonkotsu ramen

Naga Naga Ramen (Pasadena - CLOSED)

Tonkotsu ramen

* Ramen Iroha (Gardena) *

Black Ajitama ramen

* Santouka Ramen (Torrance) *

Shio ramen

* Tayama (Hacienda Heights) *

Tonkotsu ramen 

* Yukino Ya (City of Industry) *

Tonkotsu ramen 

And finally, saving the best for last.......

my homemade ramen!!!

#1 Homemade ramen

This bowl of ramen took a good hour to make............I think the flavor of SWEAT AND HARD WORK overpowered everything else, but it's the thought that counts! <3

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Semester 3 cooking highlights

Spent a whole summer living by myself while everyone else was on summer break.  
Tried makings lots of different foods.
Took lots of pictures.
Then got lazy.

Bread + almond butter + banana

Korean black bean noodles

Ramen hehe

Korean bean sprouts side dish

Egg pancake

Strawberry milk


Strawberry banana crepe

Fried rice in a mason jar

Healthy dining

Green onion pancake

Tomato and egg

Japanese curry

Fried rice

Chinese onion pancake


King mushroom and carrot


Fresh strawberries!

Ramen with yolky egg


Avocado and swiss cheese sandwich

Homemade pita chips

xo cathy

Sunday, July 7, 2013


Neighbor's dirty dirty mailbox

Pretty sure these are coyote paw prints

my baby

I bet you never looked underneath a street lamp before, huh?  There's a secret number underneath ;)

Came back home for a week.
Skipped a few classes.
Sleeping in my bed.
Eating good food.
Best feeling!

Have to drive back to school on Monday.
Class on Tuesday.
Worst feeling!

I have a bloglovin' now hehe
xo, cathy

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Ice Cream Bread! (+) recipe

Wtf, ice cream bread???  Haha that was my first reaction when I stumbled upon the recipe.  I never thought of baking ice cream before, but I guess it is just like milk/eggs...

But still, bread made from ice cream!


Mix ice cream (1 cup) & self-rising flour (3/4 cup) together. 

If you don't have self-rising flour.... you'll never be able to make ice cream bread.

Just kidding hehe.  Quick fix:
"As a substitute for self-rising flour, place 1 teaspoon baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 3/4 cup."

Until it turns into a dough-y mixture...

Then bake 350° for 30 min (or until the toothpick is clean, you know the drill!)

And viola, final product:

Looks like a pretty nice loaf of bread huh?  No one would ever guess that it's made from ice cream!

The crust was my favorite part, since it was actually nice and crispy!  The bread itself was kind of like a dense cake, but that may be because I used low-fat ice cream (against the advice of the recipe people).  It also was not that sweet, which some may like, but I would probably add sugar or honey next time, or even some chocolate chips!

I definitely recommend trying this recipe out because it's just SO CRAZY!  GO GO GO!

xoxo cathy.

Salmon Fried Rice

Don't you love it when your food is yummy and hot and SEXY?!

So pretty much all my roommates have moved out for the summer, so I am ALL ALONE.  Which means I have too much time on my hands.  Recently, I've been trying to make really pretty dishes, and this is one of my first creations :3

I showed a pic to my friend and he was like "Why would you do that... now you have to wash more dishes" but ALL WORTH IT IN THE END, YEAH?

If you want to the recipe (courtesy of me hehe):
  • Salmon
  • Frozen peas
  • Brown rice
  • Sesame oil
  • Salt
  • Soy sauce
~all to your liking HAHA

xoxo cathy.