Undying Love For Japanese Food

My husband and I finally reclaimed some sort of normalcy after a few months. And what better way to celebrate than treat ourselves to a nice Japanese fare.

I must admit that we both love Japanese food and when we dine out we stuff ourselves like there’s no tomorrow.

Come, let’s eat Japanese!

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Dinner For Two

Here we go again, another food binge (lol). But I think we just found an excuse to indulge, as it was a day of celebration. Know however that we had another dinner and a lunch from all of these food. Of course, it meant that we went home with enormous ‘doggie bags.’

Living with a man with a voracious appetite means there should always be more than enough food on the table whether we’re dining out or at home. To him it’s always better to have more than to skimp. Friends and family always wonder where all these food settles because he is certainly trim and fit. All I can say is, he eats hard and he works out hard too. If he only have all the time in the world, a good 5 hours will be the minimum number of hours he’d be willing to spend at the gym every day.

Come, join us. Let’s celebrate!

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Brunch For Two

Lately, we have been a constant fixture at the Parkview Diner. You can say that we’ve become regulars in this resto, and if you ever try dining out here, you will understand why.

We headed there for brunch on Father’s Day. It was crowded but we were ushered in quicker than expected. It’s because we were only a party of two and squeezing us in was not much of a big issue.

As a general rule, when we dine out, my husband and I go for dishes that I normally don’t make at home. Particularly at this brunch, I just closed my eyes and watch him devour the strips of bacon and sausage (two things that have been forbidden in my kitchen for almost 3 years already). Boy, did he have a fun time devouring them.
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My vegetable omelet with a side of hash brown was good enough for me.
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The pancakes though totally unnecessary was consumed by us half and half.
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parkview diner

parkview diner

With unlimited serving of coffee and tea, we were ‘belly-full’. This is not exactly the kind of breakfast that I prefer but a little deviation from the norm is good once in a while.

Wise Espresso Bar

Since we spotted this newly opened espresso bar a few weeks back, the foodie husband had been bugging me. For weeks, we attempted  to go but the main issue is parking. It’s located in a busy Avenue and they don’t have parking on the premises other than the regular street parking which is hard to come by. Our first two attempts had us driving around the neighborhood and we were not successful.

Luck finally smiled at us on the first Sunday of this month. Maybe because it was Sunday, parking was a bit better. Wise Espresso Bar’s interiors is cozy enough and the service is impeccable. Being that it’s fairly new, I was really impressed with their service. But what’s really impressive is that they really serve good food and great coffee.
wise espresso bar

wise espresso bar

wise espresso bar

wise espresso bar

wise espresso bar
fresh squeeze grapefruit and orange juice
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illy iced coffee
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eggs benedict with spinach (poached eggs, English muffin, spinach, tarragon hollandaise sauce with fries and salad)

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classic french style omelet (light, fluffy and buttery 3-egg omelet with mushroom, spinach, mozzarella served with fries and salad)

Husband and I will have to try their fancy coffee the next time we head out to dine. They really look so good. When we were there, I can’t keep my eyes off the different coffee concoction that they were serving at other people’s tables. I can’t wait.

Well Worth It

I have every intention of making bibimbap at home but I haven’t really taken it to heart just yet. This signature Korean dish is one of my husband’s favorite, so he takes out food from an uptown (Manhattan) Korean resto twice a month at the most. He’s such a big fan that two platters that’s enough to feed four people is always the norm.

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bibimbap

bibimbap

The brown rice is not part of the platter. Since I make only brown rice at home, my husband takes every chance he can get to indulge in white rice when it’s presented to him.
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bibimbap

I have to admit that the restaurant in upper Manhattan makes real good Korean food. In spite of the fact that it is quite a task to get to the place, the trek is well worth it for my foodie husband. He takes it like a scenic ride and make do with seeing banners and signs similar to something like – ‘ bal harbour homes for sale here ‘ on his way there.

Sancho’s Restaurant

Craving for some authentic Spanish cuisine?

Head on to Sancho’s in Bayridge. I assure you, you’ll never be disappointed. From their appetizers to dessert, everything is just great and the service is impeccable. Dining with friends at this place a few weeks ago was such a joy. We enjoyed the food so much including the drinks. Although, I was the only one who opted for a non alcoholic beverage, I still enjoyed my virgin pina colada. You should try their frozen Margarita. I was told by everyone that they serve the best in town.
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sancho's

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We had Tartufo to end the nice meal. It was divine!

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Typical Dinner For Two

I have been an errant site admin these past few weeks. There’s a lot to write about but I can’t seem to have the time to sit down and type away. As a result, I have drafts that have now become too stale for publication, one of them is that online research about ballet classes in los angeles which I have mounted a few weeks back that was meant as birthday present for the daughter of a family friend.

I digress. Why I’m writing about my recent chaotic situation here on this site is beyond me.

Food… glorious Japanese food. Most readers of this blog should know by now how husband and I love this cuisine. Hence, no matter how outdated this may be, I figured this post deserves to have the space right here to document one of our eating binges last December at Tobiko.

Just take a look at the following photos. You know what I mean (lol).

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