Ohh La Pavoni! Part 2 – fixing the La Pavoni.

As mentioned on the previous post, the steam tap was bent during the shipping so I had to replace it. After calling a couple of places in LA asking for estimation, I couldn’t get a reasonable price (they wanted $50 to $200 to fix or replace it), I decided to take a risk and fix…

Oh La Pavoni!!! Part 1 – The journey begins

After my cheap automatic coffee machine broke (I was secretly happy that it broke so I could have a reason to get rid of it), I was searching for a more interesting coffee machine to use. The Flair was good but it wasn’t enough for the coffee enthusiasm in me. For me, pushing a button…

General Nha’s wonton

Every time I made wonton soup, I always wrap extra wonton for lunch or the next dinner. It is so easy to have wonton ready, just heat up the soup and we have a delicious bowl of wonton noodle soup. To mix thing up, I decided to try out a new thing which I never…

Rosaliné – Peruvian Bistro with a Japanese touch. 4.0/5.0 stars

I tried several restaurants on the famous Melrose area, LA. I often found them unsatisfying one way or another. Rosaliné was one of them. The restaurant owner is the famed chef Ricardo Zarate. It has a bright and nice design with the feel of a sunny greenhouse and stylish dining furniture. It made me happy…

Crab House (Vermont Soon Dae) review. 4.0/5.0 stars

It is always a good sign of authentic good food when you see the restaurant is full of people from its ethnic. In this case, it was the Crab House in Korean town – LA, which was full of local Korean. My friend and I were the only two customers who weren’t Korean at the…

Flair Epresso maker- A Simple Guide

After a couple of trial and false, I am now got a hand on this device. My last shot of espresso took less than 10 minutes to make. It might take just 5 minutes if you already have ground coffee ready. Equipment: 1/ We need a good burr grinder. I have a Hario Skerton Pro….

Flair Epresso maker

After my cheap espresso maker broke, I’ve been searching for a replacement but I didn’t feel like spending $500 on the medium range espresso machine just to use it on the weekend. We have a professional espresso machine at work already so I have no desire to put money into a machine that cost greatly…