Friday, March 13, 2015

February Recent Eats/Updates

Study break time! It's been awhile since my last post, and since then I finished my last final exam and am currently studying for boards. Here's some tasty things that I've had in the meantime (I haven't been using my DSLR much since it takes awhile to edit the photos, so camera phone and Instagram it is -- if you follow me on Instagram, then you've seen most of these). 

Twin lobster tail and tons of other goodies from Mitchell's Ocean Club. Khoi took me here for our belated anniversary dinner, and I was blown away.

The menu said the carrot cake had 10 layers, so we had to see for ourselves. 'Twas difficult eat. 

And my cocktail...what is this magic.

Sous vide ribeye steak with asparagus and truffle mac, by Chez Khoi for Valentine's Day <3 :D

Coq au vin. I've always wanted to attempt this dish and had it bookmarked for the longest time, but never got around to it until it was on the menu for a recent cooking class. It's delish, I definitely should've gotten around to making it sooner.

Gnocci con bolognese, spaghetti alla carbonara, and tiramisu at Marcella's. My PI treated a group of us out to dinner -- this is what I work hard for :)

Salted black sesame milk tea with bubbles. Over winter break, I went to this really amazing boba place in LA called Half and Half where I tried a similar drink (unfortunately I didn't have any pics of it for my winter break post). And while my attempt to replicate it wasn't nearly as good as the real thing, this really hits the spot. People make fun of my mug though when I bring it to the library :(

Sunday, February 1, 2015

January Recent Eats

New post! I don't post often as it is, but now that I'm approaching finals and board exams, my posts will be even more sparse. But do not fret, I'll try to make time occasionally for this, or at least continue to take photos of food I eat/make while studying and then make a massive post when this terrible period is over :D

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Celebrating Khoi's Old Age

Khoi turned 25 this past week! I asked him if he preferred that I take him out or make dinner, and he chose the latter so...I figured I'd be a bit creative.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Columbus Restaurant Week 2015: The Refectory (Again)

"A refectory (also frater, frater house, fratery) is a dining room, especially in monasteries, boarding schools, and academic institutions." After decades of being a student, I've become so accustomed to dining halls that one of my favorite restaurants is a dining hall, albeit a fancy one. I've lived in Cbus for over a year now, and The Refectory is still one of my favorite restaurants in the city and where we chose to eat for Restaurant Week again this season.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Red Pearl Restaurant

In my mind, the concepts of Birmingham, Alabama and authentic Chinese food just don't go together. Yet, the city has one of my favorite Chinese restaurants -- Red Pearl. The restaurant used to be tucked away in a supermarket and occupied merely a hallway of space, and was frankly pretty ghetto, but they've expanded tremendously over the past year. My family ate here for lunch the day before I flew back to school and saw the beautiful new renovations (the restaurant is now almost the same size as the supermarket itself).