Monday, August 20

♥ Jazz Cat

All I can say is that, I am hooked! Four years ago, I didn't like Shabu Shabu at alll, but this place had changed everything.  I was introduced to this place by a friend on my birthday. By far, that was the best B-day gift. I absolute love this place. Every time I go here, like a trained puppy, I always get the same thing--The Thai Spice! As much as I love this place, I do hate the wait and the unlimited seats.

Location121 E Valley Blvd San Gabriel, CA 91776
Phone: (626) 288-5200
T-Rex for more meat and less vegetables

The beef is sliced to the thinnest!!!

An extra order of Mushroom to make your soup sweeter

Vegetables that comes with the Thai Spice order

Brown or white rice?

An Extra Order of the Golden Fish Ball

Be careful when hot! The hidden fish egg will burn your tongue
Remember, to ask for more of the Thai sauce! The sauce here is a little salty, 
but it's too good to resist

Remember to order their popcorn chicken! Best Popcorn chicken so in  SOCAL!

Friday, August 17

♥ Hu Tieu Thanh Xuan

Brunch with my favorite GF,

We were craving for some Vietnamese food (again) and definitely something soupy! I showed Thao this little joint across from The Asian Garden Mall. This place has been here forever, but recently changed management or owners. So they have this promotion "4-dollar" house special Hu Tieu. I meant, for  4 dollar, this will fill you put pretty quickly! This is TOTALLY the true meaning of bang for the buck! With the new management, the kitchen is MUCH CLEANER! I remembered, I used to slip back and forth while going to the restroom (back with the old management). Also, it's cheaper with the new menu--they cut back some unnecessary dishes and prices. THUMB UP! However, I like the food from the old management better--somehow it was more flavorful

Location: 9191 Bolsa Ave Ste 104-105 Westminster, CA 92683
Phone Number: (714) 890-0223

Hu Tieu Thanh Xuan Nuoc: (3.3/4) You have an option of eating this "dry" or "soupy." Thao wanted the soupy version. The "soup" has all the meat and seafood that the "dry" version has except the special sauce.

 Hu Tieu Thanh Xuan Kho: (3.5/4) I prefer the "dry" version better because of the 
extra sauce and a bowl of soup on the side.

Hu Tieu Thanh Xuan's sauce is amazing--a mixture of tomatoes and shrimps. 
However, the soup is fully of MSG! So if you are allergic, stay away from any soup!

Tuesday, August 14

♥ How To Make Thai Iced Tea

Sorry for being MIA for the longest time! I'm back with more food and recipes! I will "try" my best to update every 3-5 days for both the food and fashion blog. Anyways it's been really hot lately, so a THAI ICED TEA sounds like heaven!

  • 2/3 cup Thai tea leaves 
  • 1 2/3 cup Water 
  • 1/2 cup Sugar 
  • 1/2 Half and Half Milk
  • 1 1/2 cup Condensed Milk (12oz can)
Step1: If you want to cheat your way by using powder! I would recommend you to STOP now. Powder thai iced tea will not have that "tea" flavor and smell to it. Go to your local asian store to purchase a small bag of thai tea leaves.

Step 2: Boil a pot of water and throw all or 1/2 of your tea leaves in the pot. Remember to stir it ever 3-5 minutes or so. If not, the leaves might burn and will leave that burnt taste or smell to it.

Step 3: Filter the leaves. Keep the tea (liquid) and throw away the tea leaves

Step 4: Add some half and half

Step 5: Add some sugar or condensed milk