Category Archives: TRAVEL

BDAY WEEKEND

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I’m gonna be 1 year older this weekend!  I’m very happy to be in good health, in an amazing relationship, and have a stable income.  I can feel myself getting stronger both physically and mentally.  I think I’m in a good place…I’ve got everything I need and want; I’m happy.

I’m gonna be celebrating in LA this weekend (Friday through Sunday.)  We booked a nice fancy shmancy room at the SLS, made dinner reservations at Hakkasan Beverly Hills, and will be raging the bars of West Hollywood.  I can’t wait!

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WEEKEND IN LA

We went to LA for a random weekend getaway last weekend. It was nice to get out of San Diego and do something different. We stayed at the W in Westwood again. I really like the hotel; the rooms are really cute and spacious. The last time we stayed at there they upgraded us to a larger suite!

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NEW YORK ADVENTURE PT2 – MAHARLIKA FILIPINO MODERN RESTAURANT

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If we didn’t miss our flight we never would have been able to try the amazingness that is Maharlika!  We haven’t been to a modern Filipino restaurant before so we were excited to try it!  We heard a lot of good things and were impressed by what we saw on Yelp.  I’ve also been craving some Filipino food and man was it a treat!

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The Ube Waffles and Crispy Fried Chicken were incredible! The waffles were served with this insane bagoong and chives butter and a heavenly apricot maple syrup. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! The chicken was yummy too…I mean…fried chicken and garlic fried rice!?!? Omg. The next time a friend from New York comes to visit SD…I will pay you to pack that shit up in a giant Tupperware and bring it with you!!!

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Sizzling Sisig hot skillet with an egg mixed in and served table side. It’s food that plays with all of your senses. The sound of the sizzle as the waiter approaches your table. The smell wafts slowly towards you and takes you in. I’d get to the other senses but you get my point. Pair this orgasm in a skillet with garlic fried rice and you’re done. Just Done. DONE!

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NEW YORK ADVENTURE – MORIMOTO RESTAURANT

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The only place I really wanted to go to on our New York trip was Morimoto’s restaurant. Ever since I first started getting into food and blogging it’s been on the top of my bucket list of things I must do before I shuffle off this mortal coil.  I was excited, of course, to go to New York since I’ve never been before, but finally getting to go to Morimoto was the icing on the cake. 

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We started off with some fancy cocktails….of course.  :]

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We started with the Toro tartare.  This slab of beauty is garnished with caviar that you spread throughout and I paired with a dipping sauce and 6 toppings.  You dip it in a lil bit of this and then you top it with a lil bit of that…so delicious!  I was so overwhelmed that I wasn’t paying attention to the waiter when he was explaining the different sauces and toppings.  Each topping had different flavor profiles and complimented the toro in different ways …a definite must try! I wish it was a bigger slab!!!

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Ten hour cooked pork belly with congee and soy scallion jus – a modern twist to traditional Kakuni. Sweet and savory melt in your mouth in perfect harmony and just when you think its rich flavors are done, you cut into crispy textures that pull you back in! Loooved it!

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Crispy rock shrimp tempura.  Pooh wanted to order it and I wasn’t quite sure why.  With so many unique and interesting items on the menu I was like…shrimp tempura? Really? I was pleasantly suprised by how amazeballs these things were! One was glazed with spicy kochujang sauce that blows hot wings out of the water; the other had wasabi aoli…I was eating these things like butter popcorn topped with crack. So addicting!

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Pooh ordered the Duck Duck Duck. It’s ingredients say it all…foie gras croissant, roasted duck, a poached duck egg, and 2 dipping sauces. Zomg.  It was very rich and fatty…heaven.

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I ordered the roasted maine lobster topped with veggies, keffir lime, and green curry sauce. So many incredible flavors yet they didn’t take away from the subtle richness of the lobster. My heart melted. *swoon*

Pooh and I had an incredible meal.  I was smiling the entire time!  I cannot wait to come back and try more things!  Although it ain’t cheap, i highly recommended checking it out on your next trip to New York!

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[Photos taken by Pooh!]
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POOH & TIGZ TAKE OVER NEW YORK!

Jk.  Just visiting for vacation.  :)  Pooh and I are off to New York tomorrow morning for a few days.  We’ll be staying in Times Square Thursday till Sunday evening.  A short trip but long enough to enjoy ourselves without having to come back to maddness at work.  I’m excited but also nervous…you guys know how I feel about flying.  -_-. 

Anyway, see you tomorrow New York!  Wear that thing I like….rawrrr!

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NEW YORK!

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We were originally going to Seattle for our Washington,  but then plans changed and now we’re going to New York!  Although I hate flying, I’m pretty excited because we’ve never been to New York and have always wanted to see what it was like.  We will be staying at Yotel in Times Square.  Let me know if there are any “must try” places…especially for FOOD AND DRINKS!

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GAY DAYS DISNEYLAND!!!

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Pooh and I went to GAY DAYS at DISNEYLAND to celebrate our best bud MJ’s birthday!  We had our huge group of friends from all over California meet up to celebrate.  What a crazy fun filled weekend we had!  We spent most of the time at the bars in California Adventure but we got to ride a couple rodes before the night ended.  :)

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