Journal Entry #216

Sunday
February 24, 2019
08:31 PM

I am eating a dark choco Justin’s PB cup and drinking a hot cup of Peet’s Organic French Dark Roast black coffee. I don’t think this is going to be easy to type, lol.

Last time I wrote was Friday night. I said I was going to make a big salad after I published my Journal Entry and I was not lyin’.

I tried a new-to-me brand of an Asian Salad Kit. I have to say, this was my favorite so far and I can’t even remember the name of it. It came with the best toppings including these wonderful sesame balls, cashews, and other crunchy bits. I mixed in our leftover Kung Pao Chicken Stir-Fry (veg, sauce, and all) and the dressing that came in the bag. The flavors mixed perfectly together– I am salivating at the photo of it.

When boyfriend got home, I quickly got ready and we went out to the bar for a cocktail before I went into work. I got there a bit past midnight and it seemed quiet for a weekend. Luckily, I made a little profit and headed out around 3ish.

Yesterday, boyfriend and I went out to eat somewhere new! We had passed Peru Chicken Restaurant countless times and I would always exclaim that we needed to try it. Finally, we decided to do just that. πŸ™‚

On their menu, the main titles were written in Spanish but, the descriptions for each choice was written in English. It was so hard to choose what to eat! Everything sounded like something I wanted to try.

They presented us with complimentary fried corn kernels. They were too dry for me but, boyfriend was in love.

I had to choose two appetizers to share, with all the options, I just couldn’t be satisfied with one.

Their cooked mussels were excellent. I loved the light, citrusy dressing and the tomato, onion medley. All combined in one bite, you got that perfect pop in your mouth.

We also ordered the beef soup with angel hair pasta. On accident, we were first served a green chicken soup but I didn’t taste it at all (though I was really tempted to) since it wasn’t what I ordered (obviously). Our waitress was apologetic about the screw up and righted things immediately. Their soups are ‘made to order’ so I almost felt bad saying anything but, I really wanted to try the beef one. πŸ˜› When I took my first sip, I knew the trouble was worth it. The broth was packed with beefiness and the noodles were such fun, I slurped them up, no problem.

I was going to get the 1/4 sized rotisserie chicken but, boyfriend told me to get the 1/2 so we could bring whatever I couldn’t eat home. It was only $3 more which was such a steal so of course, I agreed. I got the beans and green rice on the side. Everything was fantastic!!! The chicken was moist and seasoned so well, I can never get enough of the skin. Beans were nice and that green rice?! I don’t know what’s in it but, I LOVED it and they only have it available on Saturdays. I was so lucky!!

Boyfriend got this sort of beef stir-fry with fries and rice, topped with two eggs. He verbally let out an “mmm!” at his first bite and kept exclaiming how much he was enjoying it. He cleaned his entire plate. I had a few bites and have to say that it truly was “mmm”-worthy!!

We went through a Starbucks drive-thru and got our usual 4 shots of iced espresso each but the barista mistakenly put 8 shots in boyfriend’s cup! He didn’t drink it all because he didn’t want to go bananas lol.

I got my makeup and hair done quickly as possible after writing my Recipe Reviews because I wanted to get into work earlier but, still be able to have a drink before going in. I was proud of myself for accomplishing this and getting there by 10:40 PM! It paid off because the night went smoother for me, since I wasn’t in a rush to get home, and I was able to get a lot more business from the early crowd. I need to continue getting there earlier from now on, don’t I?!

I left a little before 3 AM, feeling mighty exhausted. I read Down the Rabbit Hole until the sun came up. It’s a memoir written by Holly Madison, one of the girls from the once popular reality TV show, Girls Next Door. Kaya reviewed it on her blog then, I checked it out from the library right away. I didn’t even know Holly had a book. I’m already more than halfway through and honestly, a lot of shit she says bothers me but, I still can’t stop reading.

Today, was… SUSHI SUNDAY! We woke up too late to get to Sakana without having to wait in an hour line and boy, am I glad that we did!! Since we were forced to find somewhere else to go, I found Sushi Way on Yelp. It wasn’t too far away from us at all either! I think I remember ordering delivery from them once but, we had never actually done the full AYCE experience here.

There was a good amount of items on the menu. I actually captured a photo of every single thing we ate this time. Are you ready??

Our miso soups came out first. We ordered a second bowl each, too. I loved the tiny tofu and seaweed pieces. The broth was salty but, not overbearingly so– just the way miso soup should be!

Then, we got a trio of small plates including seaweed salad, crab & cucumber salad, and a seafood salad. The crab & cucumber had NO dressing on it? We suspected they may have forgotten it? The seaweed salad was a little soggier than I prefer but overall, not bad. The seafood salad had such a wonderful seasoning and no smooshy, old fish pieces at all.

The super white tuna sashimi with jalapeno stole my heart. It was my favorite dish of the night and I can already hear it calling me to return next Sunday.

Coconut shrimp being on the menu was another bonus point. Usually only tempura shrimp is to be found!

Never had I tried sweet & spicy dumplings like these ones. They were basically pan-fried gyoza doused in a mostly sweet with a hint of spicy sauce. I will definitely be ordering these again next time! While simple, they sure were yummy!

Our last trio of appetizers before we started on rolls and nigiri were the baked mussels, pork belly, and gyoza. I was saddened to see all the cheese in the mussels and decided not to torture my guts with it. Boyfriend said they were only ‘alright’ anyways. The pork belly was cute chopped up into cubes and there was an even ratio of fat to meat, I kind of wish we had had another order now!! The gyoza tasted like it does everywhere else we’ve tried it… delicious. πŸ˜‰

We got a half-order of the Kiss of Fire. Two of the fresh jalapenos fell off when the waiter placed it on our table but, no worries. Each piece was actually beautifully accompanied by one. We both really liked this roll and appreciated how tiny the pieces were! They were perfectly bite-size, easily popped into my mouth. Usually I have to bite each piece in half (and look foolish trying to get through the seaweed).

The regular yellowtail rolls were even more tightly wound. I just LOVED this. I have never come across such tiny pieces before!!

The nigiri was also very well-proportioned. We got an order of boyfriend’s fave: red snapper and one of mine: mackerel. He actually hates mackerel so I always get to eat both. He’s not so lucky because I love me some red snapper, too. πŸ˜‰

Before we moved onto dessert, we wanted to try juuuuust a few more items. We got the teriyaki chicken, bacon-wrapped asparagus, and bacon-wrapped scallops.

We also got our second order (since it’s only one per person) of the white tuna sashimi and a spicy chicken skewer that was a little too crispy and had the exact same sauce as the sweet and spicy dumplings!

I was ecstatic to find out they had pineapple sorbet on their dessert menu! Of course, I ordered that and boyfriend got their FBI (fried banana w/ ice cream). I couldn’t believe the creaminess of the sorbet– it was more like an ice cream and even had fruit chunks in it. So freakin’ scrummy!!! Boyfriend gave me a bite of his banana but, I wasn’t a fan of the coconut. We also thought the piece he got was too small but, for him, the taste was good enough to make up for that.

When we finally finished up, we had to stop at the dispensary, the water mill, and Albertsons. We got our cat’s their food and some snacks for the night. We’re due for a grocery shop tomorrow.

I resized all the photos for this post while smoking a blunt then, I hopped onto WordPress right after. I hope you enjoyed my pretty much all food post. πŸ˜‰

09:54 PM

42 thoughts on “Journal Entry #216

    1. Lol aw! I’m sorry! This sushi place was amazing, I can’t wait to go back next Sunday already. πŸ˜› I’ve read about Nando’s in books! I wish there were some around here!

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  1. Girl, thank you for mentioning me in your blog, and I’m so glad you’ve started reading Holly’s book! Damn. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it after!
    Can I just move to Vegas for a month so that I can go out and eat with you??? Lord! I’d let you pick my breakfast lunch and dinner for the duration! Glad works going well and with you getting there earlier! Another great post! Xxx

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    1. Thank you for your book recommendation! I’m so close to finished with it & will have a review up soon after, hopefully. πŸ™‚

      I would so love to pick out your food spots for a month! That would be such a blast lol. You’re the best, Kaya!! Hope all is well with you! ❀

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  2. Dang girl that sushi looks so good! I’m the same way with sushi–the pieces are often way too big and a struggle to eat it or I have to try to cut through the seaweed. Usually I can tilt it sideways or something and make it work but sometimes the pieces fall apart lol. I love that this place knew how to make their pieces actually bite-sized! Sounds like the quality was fantastic as well!

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    1. Hahaha that’s exactly what happens with me & the bigger pieces! I always try to bite them in half but then you don’t really get to eat everything in one bite. I loved these tiny pieces & yes, the quality was up there, for sure!! ❀ I think we'll be going back next Sunday!!

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  3. You totally have me wanting to try an Asian salad kit! You’re so creative with food and trying different recipes, I love it! Also, I now want a Justin’s PB cup with a cup of coffee. YUM.

    The Peru Chicken restaurant sounds great! Also, crazy about the barista at Starbucks putting EIGHT shots of espresso in your boyfriend’s drink!

    This is crazy, but for some reason I didn’t know you guys had cats?!

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    1. There are so many different brands that make Asian Salad Kits & I think I’ve loved every single one. I hope you like it if you try one. πŸ™‚ I found a Justin’s Cashew Butter Cup today at the grocery store! I can’t wait to try it lol. The dark choco is so good with coffee, isn’t it?!

      The Peru restaurant definitely impressed us! & right?! Luckily they told us so he didn’t drink it all & possibly have a heart attack LOL.

      We have 3 cats πŸ˜‰ call us “crazy cat parents” hahah.

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  4. Ahhh, everything looks so good! I’m especially drooling over the spicy dumplings and Kiss of Fire sushi. Spicy sushi is just better. πŸ˜›

    There is a restaurant here called Karu Peru. I haven’t tried it yet, but I really need to sometime.

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  5. That salad kit looks good, where do you usually get those from? Organic isle? Frozen food kits? Or produce section? Sorry lots of questions lol
    So Peruvian food huh? I’ve never had that, those places are hard to come by around here but with a little searching I’m sure I’ll find a place or two. I have seen a Cuban place before that I want to try so bad but its such a small place so there’s always a wait time.
    Oooh you guys went all out for sushi Sunday. I love that you guys got a bunch of appetizers, you could try a little bit of everything lol. I’d definitely try the sweet and spicy dumplings. And that dessert!! Looks so good!!

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    1. The salad kits are in the produce section! They’re near the mixed and shredded lettuce bags, probably some Naked juices, pre-chopped and packaged fruit, etc. area.

      The Peruvian food was so unique and full of all kinds of flavors. I think we’re going to go back very soon to try more!! I would love to try a Cuban restaurant sometime, too. I heard their sandwiches are the best.

      LOL I have to tell you that we always eat this much when we go out for sushi… I just usually don’t photograph it all because I’m too busy stuffing my face. ;D Appetizers are almost as important to us as the sushi itself!! & the pineapple sorbet was crazy creamy, I couldn’t believe it. I think you would have loved it!!

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      1. Awesome possum. I’ll see if my grocery store has them stocked. I’ve found that a lot of products bloggers talk about are only in select stores haha
        I’ll try to see if Alex and I can go eat there and I’ll be sure to take lots and lots of photos. Hopefully soon. Dont think we can take ciel though. He probbaly wouldn’t eat and hell be whining the entire time lol
        Lol I love that! Haha. There’s nothing I love more (besides my boys) than food! πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

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        1. I hope you’ll be able to find the chopped salad kits at your grocery store!! I think I talk a lot about stuff that isn’t that easily found lol. πŸ˜›

          I hope you guys can try the Cuban place, I’d love to see photos!! & you & me both (about loving food)! πŸ˜€ ❀ ❀

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  6. Uhm yum! That combo of the Justin’s PB Cup & Peet’s sounds like absolute perfection.

    That Asian salad kit sounds great. Cashews are my fave, especially in salads!

    I love that you stalk restaurants like we do before finally trying them. Peruvian food is soo good & fresh- I’m so glad you enjoyed your meal- everything looked insanely tasty. That chicken! Good call with the extra $3! That’s the way to think in restaurants- have to get the most bang for the buck!

    Ok… an accidental 8 shots?! That is criteria for a heart attack!

    Sushi Sunday!!! *insert shoulder dance* . I am absolutely salivating over that white tuna sashimi- looks perfect!

    I am alwayyys down for an all food post… I have got to get sushi now. Thanks for sharing, girl!

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    1. I still need to find a real Peet’s to go to. Their coffee grounds are so dang good! Cashews are awesome, I think they’re my fave in the ‘nuts’ family, too. πŸ˜€

      LOL “stalk restaurants”!! I never thought of it like that but yes, we do indeed do that!! I can’t believe it took us so long to finally try the place but am so glad we did. The extra chicken was def a smart move! Boyfriend heated up the leftovers later that night. πŸ˜€

      HAHAHA I seriously just laughed out loud at “criteria for a heart attack” because it totally was!!! He said “that’s exactly why I didn’t drink it all, I didn’t want to go to the hospital!”

      LOL oh my gosh. Mackenzie. you are cracking me up today… *shoulder dance*!!! I wish I could insert all the laughing crying emojis right here.

      Hehehe I knew you’d be able to appreciate this foodie post. Thank you for reading & making me laugh like a crazy person!!

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