Korean shaved ice- Pat Bing Soo

It's the best time of the year to eat this ice dessert! It is very easy to make and it requires a shaved ice machine. The main ingredients consist of fruits, red beans, condensed milk, mochi and ice cream.

As you can tell in this picture, I added kiwi, peach, lychee and mango. The mochi and red bean can be purchased from any Korean markets.
Stay cool and cheers to a beautiful weekend! :)


First attempt at strawberry crepe cake

Filled with layers of whipped cream, dried strawberries, custard....
It is important to use dried strawberries instead of fresh strawberries to reduce to moisture within the layers. I had my first crepe cake at Lady M Cake and loved it. It was pretty expensive at $8/slice. After trying all their varieties at the store- green tea, citrus, strawberry and signature, I decide to make a strawberry version.
I brought this cake to a strawberry dipping party and everyone loved it! :) I thought it was a little "heavy" with the custard but they told me it was perfect. :) Cheers!

Orange chicken on top of spring mix salad 😊

It was a busy day and I wanted to prepare something quick and healthy. Since Z loves orange chicken, I decided to add it on top of salad instead of the usual rice.
I added strawberries, apples, orange slices to the spring mix and topped it off with orange chicken. He loved it! Yay! :)

Fruit salad stand outside where I work...

Many varieties of fruits
I chose the fruits I wanted. They topped it off with lime and chili-lime powder. Tasted pretty good, especially since the fruits were sweet.

My new obsession

With acai bowls and juice bars! There are so many around where I live - beverly Hills and west hollywood. I can wander into a stall and look at every menu, item and presentation to get a feel of their business package. Getting ideas for possibilities!

Scratch bar

Juliana and I did a girls night out and wanted to try something different. Went to this restaurant that makes food from scratch. My verdict is - don't think the food is that great for the price paid.


Last night, I met up with my friends...went to Santa Monica pier, and tried a CRONUT! Mix between crossaint and donut. It treated good but I do like a good donut. We also had dinner at real food daily, a vegan restaurant. Yum!

Tonight's cooking

What I made this evening...from the stuff in my fridge :)

Kale Salad w pear, avocado, tomatoes,  blueberries, parmesan cheese, truffle oil/salt, black pepper 

Couscous salad w truffle oil, sun-dried tomatoes/peppers, onion, garlic, topped w avocado

Kimchi fried rice w crab meat and peas


Pictures of some items I made last month..

Many Hotpot parties 
-Chicken cutlet ( marinate chicken in cream, salt, pepper. Coat with egg and breadcrumbs before pan frying)
- Stir fry cabbage, carrots, mushrooms 
-Stir fry French beans 
-Julienne peppers, potatoes, sliced beef, onions
Layers of pound cake, vanilla pudding, whipped cream, strawberry, jam
-Fried rice - diced sausage, carrots, peas, imitation crab meat, salmon flakes
-Kung bao chicken with bell peppers
Hot pot again!


What i cooked...

On my first day off...for Garys birthday lunch! Singapore fried bee hoon, and popiah, which is Singapore version of burrito.:) 

Staircase quotes :) Health is #1!

For the past few months, I would try to use the stairs as much as possible during my rounds, instead of the elevator.
I enjoy seeing these motivational quotes to remind me how important health is. I especially like the Quotation by Emerson that "The first Wealth is Health." Normally, it is "Health is Wealth" But this Quote is so Spot-on ! :-) Oh how true, We all need to to acquire the First Wealth before acquiring other Wealth! :-) For without Health, what is Wealth for ? As Qiqi said, Health is No 1, without Health, Wealth& Fame are 2 Zeroes ! So let us all do take Good Care of Our Health, for Our Body is the Most prized possession which We possess !



Wow I can't believe it's 2015! 2014 flew by so quickly! The past year saw major changes in my life - completed my MBA, quit my job at Loma linda, got a new job at Cedars Sinai medical center and moved out to LA! I'm so happy with my new work family and love LA!
Cheers to 2015! 
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