Bento Lunch

Lunch time!

I bought this glass container and so far.. I am LOVING it!! What’s great about it is that I can control my portions. My goal is to make more meals at home instead of buying lunch even if it is a cup of noodles. Another great thing is that it looks like I am eating more food instead of just one. I love a variety of foods. The best part of this new container is that I feel full when I’m done eating.

Sometimes, the meals are just not interesting. It may sound strange, but that makes me hungrier. By posting my lunch, perhaps I can make it more interesting and within a small budget.

xoxo,

Mimi 😉


Grocery list:

  • 2 eggs 🥚 lightly salted and seasoned with soy sauce
  • Frozen Brussels sprouts seasoned with salt and pepper
  • Seafood patties
  • Rice

Guess who’s back…

So… it’s been awhile since I’ve posted, but that is OKAY. Do you know why? The holidays are approaching and there will be plenty of opportunities for some delicious holiday foodie posts!! 😋

Today’s lunch: seasoned rice, eggs, Brussels sprouts, fried pork, and seafood patties. Yumm.

Also accompanied with today’s free red cup from Starbucks. With a PSL in hand, today is a good day.

xoxo,

Mimi 😉

Happy Love Day!!

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone!

It is a day to celebrate love to yourself, your partner, your bae, your love, your crush, your significant other, your friends, your family, and your pets. This year was my very first “Galentine’s Day” with my gals. It was a very pink brunch filled with mimosas, face masks, games, and photo props. Flowers were decorated all over the walls and in bottles and vases on the tables. Valentine Sweetheart themed and heart balloons filled the photo wall and on the side some love themed props for photos. At the dining table, rose headbands were placed for each gal pal. And, there was even a cute little heart waffle maker! It was a nice way to celebrate our friendship and get together.

As for me, my partner and I went to Fuji | Sushi Buffet to celebrate Valentine’s day. To avoid waiting in the holiday rush, we skipped going the day of Valentine’s. Food was delicious. When I was younger, I did not like sushi because I was not exposed to it at first. The only food closest to it was a version that my mother made. It tastes great, but does not involve raw fish or seafood. Like all things in life, I got older and tried new things. I absolutely love sushi now.

Some of the dishes we had are salmon skin handrolls, “You da man” handrolls, salmon sashimi, shrimp tempura, eel nigiri, “Big man” roll, and some rolls from the boat line. One of the great things about this place is that if you sit at the sushi bar, they have a moving boat line with 3-4 dishes on each boat. Even if you don’t sit at the bar, you can still have access to the dishes. Another great feature about Fuji is that they also have a side bar for your cooked dishes, soups, fruits, and desserts. Some cooked dishes are fried chicken and walnut shrimp.

What is your favorite sushi dish? Comment below.

Enjoy the slideshow! xoxo, Mimi

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Soups of January

The beginning of a new chapter follows the end of an old chapter.

Now that January is over, a new month has begun: February. Before moving on to this new chapter, I’d like to take a moment and highlight the soups I’ve had this past month.

The funny thing is I used to not like soup. My family had it with every dinner meal and every weekend. As I got older, I have tried new kinds of soups with different flavors and styles. Not only that, but I don’t have soup as often. Now I like soup. I like the warmth and comfort it provides when you are cold or sick. It’s funny how as we get older, our tastes and preferences change.

One of my favorites is pho. There are many places that serve pho and even have pho challenges. My go to had always been pho with steak and tripe. If I felt a bit fancy, I’ll even splurge to add meat balls. Over time, I learned to like the different kinds and parts of meat that are also available. You can even get a beef stew combo pho. It’s the best! I’m not sure where to begin about what I like about pho. You get a lot of soup, noodles, meat, and it tastes good.

Enjoy! xoxo, Mimi

Below: Homemade soup.

Below: Homemade soup with eggs.

Below: Homemade Pho with steak and beef balls.

Below: Shrimp flavored instant Udon pack.

Below: Pho from Bon Mua and a side of Mango Shake.

Charbroiled Pork Dish at Pho Xe Lua

For today’s featured meal of the day, the family and I went out for lunch on this lovely rainy day. The sky is covered in grey clouds with little hints of blue.

Now the name of this place may lead you to think that we went here for the soup called pho. But that is not the case. We arrived, ordered, and waited for our pork dishes. While they indulged their stomachs with charbroiled pork chops, I prefer mine pre-cut with some extra food on the side. The #40 dish comes with a sauce, soup, rice, salad, shrimp, egg roll, and the delicious choice of pork, beef, or chicken. I chose, you guessed it, pork!

I think I’m not alone when I say I eat my rice in my soup. I used to dunk the meat in the sauce and the soup. Later on in my adult years, I started adding rice to the soup. There is no right or wrong way to eat this dish, but in the end, I was happy and so was the family.

This dish is not unique or special. Other Asian restaurants also have a similar dish on the menu. I like this place because of how good the food tastes and they have a claw machine (I also love claw machines) and those toy/stickers vending slots. So while you’re waiting to get seated, or waiting for your meal, or on your way out, or if you have kids with you, it’s a great spot to have fun and attempt to win a prize!

Enjoy! xoxo, Mimi

So the Journey begins…

..begins with a new year, new attitude, and a whole new you. Funny thing is that nothing has changed except that we all grew another second older.

Let’s begin with a little bit about myself. I love food and how simple food can turn your day right side up. I love photography and the idea of capturing a moment in time and savoring it forever and ever. I hope to learn, eat good food, be happy, and share this journey with the world.

Enjoy! xoxo, Mimi