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Monday, April 30, 2012

Hakata Ramen

Over the weekend, the hubs took me to a ramen place that he had found online. Hakata ramen is one of my favorite foods and is very hard to make and find in the US. There was an incredible wait time, but I was beaming the whole time!
The place was owned by a taiwanese chef, so we started out with the apple sidra.

Of course, we had to order the pan fried pork dumplings.

And the ramen!!!! I actually ordered extra noodles :) So so so good!

Saturday, April 28, 2012


The hubs loves Kabob, so we visited a new kabob house last week. Before the kabob came out they gave us some bread (?), a pickle/spice/jalapeno dipping relish, butter, and a raw egg to pour over the rice.
The bread came in a ziploc bag.....and the dip in a plastic container (this was a restaurant). But I didn't mind since we brought it home with the leftovers- very convenient!

I got the chicken and the hubs got the kubideh. The rice was massive! I was wondering why they had so much butter on the table, but after peeping around at other tables, it was for the rice...tastes 1000000 times better with butter in it :) Doesn't everything?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Look at this amazing version of origami using paper bills! People are so talented :)

leaders wearing hats


carp? look at the scales!


my favorite- camera

Saturday, April 21, 2012


Mr P visited Pietanza this week and look what he got :

gorgonzola and onion pizza- the caramelized onions were amazing!

mediterranean pizza- pancetta, olives, tomatoes and basil

I love wood-brick oven pizza... but why is it called wood brick?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Childhood Toys

Every little kid's first coupe~

first roller skates- I loved how you could just wear it on top of your shoes.

I always acted like I was on the phone while cooking...I also wrote on the chalkboard, took a bite out of the toast (literally) and poured water in the "sink". My mom almost had a heart attack.

I loved this medical kit- always had the fake band aids and cast on my wrist, checked everyone's blood pressure and heart beat, and hammered my cousins knees...

This one I got when I was in 4th grade while I was at my cousins house. The instructions ordered us to get vanilla wafers and all these hamburger look alikes, but the outcome was a big YUCK! Maybe because we actually used ketchup and mustard instead of icing :)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Chirashi to-go!

My favorite Japanese food is hakata ramen and chirashi. Although there is no hakata ramen where I live, there is a sushi place with AMAZING chirashi :)

This was for lunch so I felt like vegetable chirashi~ so so good!
My favorite is the inari (fried tofu skin) and the burdock root :)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

With my friend...

Yay Sunday!!

Have a great week everyone!
from Mr. P

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Green Curry

We went to trader joe's last weekend and while browsing the aisles (aimlessly), we came across a jar of thai green curry. How convenient! It is one of our favorite thai dishes and I definitely wanted to give it a try. The one we have at our thai restaurant has chicken, eggplants and bamboo shoots in it.

I couldn't find fresh bamboo shoots so I got the canned one ....and boy oh boy! does it smell!! Still tastes good so I will let this one go :)

The finished product~ It was so easy to make and tasted pretty good! It was a little tangy (I don't know if this is the right expression for this taste- kind of a sour, a little too much lime juice taste) but still very delicious.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Cleansing Brush

I have been hearing a lot about these facial cleansing brushes! It's suppose to clean your skin 6 times better than washing with hands...We'll see if that's true :)
clarisonic mia 2

Does anyone own any of these?

Monday, April 9, 2012

Mah na mah na!

We re-watched the muppets this weekend on DVD! I was waiting for it to come out on DVD as it is my new favorite movie:

 I was never a fan of the muppets- (I only knew kermit and miss piggy) but this movie is so well made! There is so much humor and I think adults will enjoy it just as much!
I always wondered how the muppets talked and moved...I guess these pictures explain everything.

Walter- my favorite character

The songs were awesome and Amy Adams is too funny! You must watch it if you haven't yet!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Plaka Style

Mr. P had some gyros and french fries:

some were crispy and some were soggy...I was wondering, does everyone like crispy fries? cause I sure do! I always look for the end pieces since those are the crispiest (and most unhealthy) haha

chicken souvlaki- the tzatziki sauce (yogurt,cucumber, herb) was amazing!

chicago gyro stuffed with french fries

Have a great Easter weekend!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Weekend Food!

Blueberry pancakes + crispy bacon + eggs = heaven on earth

I haven't had bacon in sooooo long! This to me was like a cigarette after trying to quit for a month. Actually, I wouldn't know how that would feel but something like that.

My favorite Mc D burger- filet-o-fish
The fish actually seemed like real fish! Or maybe it is....

Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April Fools!

I would like to say that I won the record lottery from Friday but even that joke is heartbreaking. I am looking on the brightside-at least I don' have to meet with a lawyer and discuss how I'm going to stay anonymous!
I'm sure a lot of you saw this photo of a real life timon and pumbaa from a zoo in the Netherlands- poor PUM-ba! Timon kind of looks like a racoon.