For my birthday, we decided to try out Amakara–a popular sushi place in Dublin. It was an early birthday celebration dinner since everyone’s schedule is a little bit different. The line was quite long but luckily, there was a Paris Baguette right across and so as we sat in the coffee store to warm up, I got a slice of cake as an early birthday cake.

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Yum’s Bistro – Jakarta Styled Chili Crab


Let’s take a break from all of the beauty reviews and first impressions and let’s talk about food. For my mother’s birthday last week, we decided to celebrate it by making a reservation at Yum’s Bistro as it is the only that place that I know of that serves Jakarta-styled chili crab. The restaurant is reservation only and they won’t take walk-ins but luckily enough, they do take same day reservations and so we were able to get a table.

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Blackball – A Taiwanese Treat


Happy 2018 everyone! I hope everyone had a great break. I spent most of mine holed up inside my comfy nest of blankets and binge-watching Netflix. We were watching one of those romantic-comedy Taiwanese dramas and the characters kept eating shaved ice.

I had a sudden craving for shaved ice and nothing says celebrating the new year like some dessert right? Luckily Blackball was open on New Year’s day and we popped in to pick up our order to go.

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Von’s Chicken – Best Korean Fried Chicken in the Bay?


Did that catch your attention?

It certainly did catch mine when I started getting a craving for Korean fried chicken (aka KFC lol) a few months back but, San Diego didn’t have any good chicken places so I was excited to discover this place when I came back to the Bay Area. If you know of any other good places either here or San Diego, please let me know as I’m always on the hunt for good fried chicken.

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Provender Coffee – A Cute Coffee Nook


October is rolling around and greeting us with cloudy skies and it’s almost cold enough in San Francisco to be wearing sweaters all day. Almost.

But it’s not quite there yet and there’s nothing better than feeding your caffeine addiction and warming up at the same time. There is a charming and cozy coffee shop just up 18th street that is a local favorite and serves pretty good coffee.

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Uji Time


With the last stretch of summer, the hottest days are just before us so what better way to cool off than with some ice cream? I first found about Uji time through social media a couple months back when their San Francisco location first opened. We didn’t really plan on going there that day but since we were already so close to Japan Town, we decided to check it out. Also, I hate parking San Francisco so I will be going to their Berkely location from now on.

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