Friday, January 30, 2009

Triple Chocolate

Triple Chocolate, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

Went to Pearl tonight. Just wasn't in the mood to cook and wanted a real meal.

The salad was a bit heavy handed in the balsamic dressing but good. I think I had enough of Salumi items. They're really not that good, IMHO.

Scallops were cooked perfectly but the risotto cake was missing.

The free-range chicken was good but also a bit over salted. You know how you eat potato chips and your lips pucker up because of all the salt?

We mentioned that it was a bit salty to the waiter when we were ready for the bill and he asked us how everything was and Neil mentioned the salt issue and the waiter graciously offered to comp a dessert.

Overall, great service, great atmosphere, and good dishes.


GOOMBA GRINDER, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

A year or so ago, we tried Salumi and the guy we sat next to told us about heading north on Aurora to eat at Grinders. He said it was his second favorite grinder style sandwich after Salumi.

Since we were up north anyway, we decided to give it a try. A salad and sub was a little more than $20. OUCH.

OK, the salad and sub was split between 2 and no drinks except water. Sure it was delicious and fresh but I'm realizing that I'm become a very frugal person.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Skirt Steak w/chimichurri

Skirt Steak w/chimichurri, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

Look up a chimichurri recipe and make it. It's sooooo good on steak and anything else you want to put it on!

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Nice to see Blue every now and then...

Can't some movies.

I think Simon Pegg is under rated. I loved Shaun of the Dead, Run Fat Boy Run, and this was fun.

Fast movie. Kinda like Red Eye, there's no superfluous scene. Edited to go go go.


Thursday, January 22, 2009


sugar, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

I was waiting for Neil and found this place near Swedish. It looked cool but the cupcake was in a fridge cooler. Yuck. Ever had cold cupcake? Nasty.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

shoyu chicken

shoyu chicken, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

I've made this years ago w/ pineapple juice but since I didn't have any, I substituted fresh squeezed blood orange juice. Turned out rather nicely.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

red papaya soup

red papaya soup, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

mmm mmm soup!

Monday, January 19, 2009


peppers, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

the onions and rice were so sweet. I didn't add any sugar. the caramelization of the onions made it very sweet.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

chili prawn

chili prawn, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

made this tonight. Turned out rather nice. Instead of using a lot of pasta, I roasted some blue potatoes and mixed it for color and starch option.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

chicken w/ roasted veggies

chicken w/ roasted veggies, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

oven roasted meal.

cuke watercress salad

cuke watercress salad, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

still trying to eat healthy

Ip Man

Watched this online. It's a pretty good semi-biographical story. Check it out.

Friday, January 16, 2009

baked pork w/ swiss chard

baked pork w/ swiss chard, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

Yeah...finally something I made was delicious.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Seriously, How did I go around wearing a pink shirt with that picture on it?! I blame my mom for how I turned out. We need to have an updated version of this pic the next time the family gets together :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

palm pre

I disabled everything on my blackjack ii except the phone. However, i'm looking at this and I'm tempted...seriously tempted. Check it out!

lights out

lights out, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

Want some really cool Sh*t for your house. It ain't cheap but it's urban and cool. Nathan would probably like it.

purple dot

purple dot, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

yum yum. Met up w/ Tanner and Teri at Purple Dot for Dim Sum. The place was very empty (sign of the times). Food was good and of course, Tanner had his little itty fits. Went to REI later and didn't find anything. But we walked across the street and love the store, Velocity.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Springhill, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

I was reading an article in Seattle PI, soon to go bye bye :(, about up and coming chefs in Seattle.

Spring Hill was noted and their website had beautiful pictures of their menu and was offering a brunch menu today. Called up Teri and we met her w/ the kids for brunch.

The decor was minimal and very chic. The service was a bit slow.
Neil and I thought the portions and prices were great. The flavors were there but some things needed more punch and salt and the texture on a few things were not so impressive.

I wish the saimin noodles were more al dente but instead they were quite mushy. The sausage should have been more springy but it was also mushy.

Overall, I think a B grage.

common ground

common ground, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

Been working out again and it feels great! Had yummy naan and curry and they have some new additions to their menu. The chicken drumsticks with yogurt, allspice, and other spices cooked in tandori was sooooooooo gooooood!

Decided to have cupcakes for dessert and ended up getting 3 of them for myself. What was I thinking....

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Teri, Tyler, & Neil

Teri, Tyler, & Neil, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

Random rewind photo. I remember that cake!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009


I'm wondering who in the tax department of WA (Seattle) comes up with new ways of taxing people, companies, and businesses?

I just opened our tax forms and there's a new tax for employee hours. So now we get to pay taxes just for having employees working based on the # of hours worked. WTF?

And here's a new one. Taxes per square footage of your business. It's broken down to floor space that is actually used for retail and dead space (bathroom, storage, etc).


Pretty soon, they'll be taxing you for each inhalation and exhalation. It's call the GREEN AIR tax.

God damn fucking shit!

Monday, January 05, 2009


$120, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Chili garlic pork over celery root mash

Instead of mash potato, substitute some mash with celery root and puree it. I didn't have cream or milk or butter. I used chicken broth instead and I liked it. Not as thick but way healthier.

fried yearlings

fried yearlings, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

Thought it would be nice to visit Pike Place and get some fresh organic veggies for dinner. We ate the same place where they filmed "Sleepless in Seattle". The yearlings were good and sweet potato fries were the best. But overall, I'd say a B-.

Thursday, January 01, 2009


Wynn, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

Nice hotel. Posh. When you enter your room, the TV and phone has your name on the screen. Turn down service was nice. The bed sucked ass. Too SOFT and mushy. Big spacious bathroom. But worth the $, Neil said Mandalay Bay is a way better hotel.

Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple Fried Rice, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

Lucky for us, we had a $100 dining credit to use or else we would have never ate her. Chinese food for lunch for $100. And get this, when we checked out, they said I underpaid the tip so they charged us the balance of the tip. Seriously.

Watercress/Cucumber Salad

Watercress/Cucumber Salad, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

Took a short trip down to Vegas and had a nice time. Ate at Tom Colichio's Craftsteak. The salads were amazing and the steak's delicious. This place doesn't skimp on portions. Had we known, we could have shared 1 meal.