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Los Angeles, CA
I'm a self-professed and shameless Asian Drama addict based in Los Angeles, California.
Interests: dining out, reading, photography, asian dramas
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For those of you who have been checking in and wondering where the heck I've been, The Princess Gourmet has moved. You can check me out at my new address at: http://princessgourmet.wordpress.com. See you there! Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2010 at The Princess Gourmet
LOL! Genwa is my absolute favorite so I am so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for introducing Gaejang to me. It was so flavorful, succulent and fresh! It was simply prepared but spoke volumes in taste! Wow... I need to go post that! Thanks again for joining me for dinner. ;)
Hi April--I'll be posting a blurb on Hokkaido soon. Hope you enjoyed it. Looking forward to hearing your feedback on Hokkaido. Cheers as well!
Thanks Kat! And yes, my family did! LOL! Kogi also serves its unique cuising at The Alibi Room and the company recently opened up a restaurant in Culver City called Chego. We should check it out soon. :)
Hi Heather! Of course I remember you. I'm creating the post for Panini Cafe as we speak. It was a pleasure meeting you and Deanne during lunch on Wednesday. Wasn't the food yummy? Glad you like the blog. I am a bit behind but will catch up eventually! LOL! Happy Friday to you!
Toggle Commented Jun 11, 2010 on About Me at The Princess Gourmet
I began watching Asian dramas about three years ago, a Japanese drama (or J-drama for short). Proposal Daisakusen (Operation Love) and Hana Yori Dango (Boys Before Flowers) are two of my favorite J-dramas and these two launched me into the world of Asian dramas. Different from American dramas, they are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2010 at FAVORITE THINGS
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Apr 30, 2010
Just finished watching Episode 9 of K-drama Personal Taste! If I didn't have to go to work tomorrow, I'd watch Episode 10. It's the halfway point now and getting soooo good! Watching it on www.dramacrazy.net . All 10 episodes are up and subbed if you want to check it out. If you want to get a "taste" first before committing to watching it, go to www.dramabeans.com and go to "Personal Taste". Recaps for the first 8 episodes have been posted but be warned--it's a complete recap of each episode and there are tons of spoilers! Happy Friday everyone! Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2010 at Drama Princess
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Kogi BBQ has become somewhat of a phenom here in Los Angeles. They've been around now for about a year and until recently, have yet to actually see their trucks and partake in their simple fare. I've been following them on Twitter and usually catch their trucks' whereabouts "after the fact". Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2010 at The Princess Gourmet
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For those of you who know me, I am a purse-obsessed fanatic. I love purses. Most women have an extensive shoe collection; I have a purse/handbag collection. (What the diff between a purse and a handbag anyway? Aren't they the same???). Anyways, my co-worker Cristina quietly came in to work... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2010 at FAVORITE THINGS
I blame it on my son for introducing me to Korean music (and dramas but that's another obsession). While I still love Western music, I almost exclusively listen to Korean Hip Hop, R&B and Pop music. At the moment I am listening to FTTS (Fly To The Sky). They are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2010 at FAVORITE THINGS
I love my iPod. Pure and simple. If I were stranded on a desert island, what one thing would I absolutely have to make sure that I have with me? That would be my iPod. How did we ever live without this technical marvel? I am on my 4th iPod...well,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2010 at FAVORITE THINGS
I've decided to create a third blog and call it "Favorite Things". My other two blogs are much more focused and speak to my love of Asian dramas (Drama Princess) and food (The Princess Gourmet)! I'm all over the map when it comes to favorite things. The trouble is, I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2010 at FAVORITE THINGS
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I am loving MBC's latest K-drama, Personal Taste (aka Personal Preference) starring Lee Min-ho and Sohn Ye-jin. Both have wonderful chemistry in this romantic comedy and despite its flaws, I am totally hooked! I enjoyed Lee Min-ho in Boys Over Flowers and this is his newest role. Playing a young, successful architect who is mistaken for being gay, rather than correcting the misconception, Lee's character, Jin-ho begrudgingly "plays along", in an effort to not get the girl, but rather to use the girl to gain access to the house she is living in that was designed by her father who... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2010 at Drama Princess
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I love Greek food and I usually don't have it for lunch since there aren't many Greek places near my office. When I do have Greek though, it's usually at a restaurant and not "fast food". I decided to try Daphne's Greek Cafe, about 10 minutes from my office, in a fairly new office complex. I wanted to try something new and different so I ventured out on a beautiful sunny day and made the short drive over to Daphne's. They have a pretty diverse menu consisting of starters, fresh salads, soups, plate combinations, lunch combos, fresh grilled pita sandwiches,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2010 at The Princess Gourmet
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TRASTEVERE RISTORANTE ITALIANO is one of many restaurants on the busy 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica. Carlo and I were meeting a friend of his for lunch at the Promenade but we had not yet settled on a place to eat. We met his friend at the Barnes & Nobles Bookstore and strolled down the street looking for a possible place for lunch. His friend had one request--that it not be Chinese (he lives in Shanghai and was in the States for a visit)! We were pretty hungry at that point (he was a bit delayed) so when we... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2010 at The Princess Gourmet
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While we were in Vegas for the Christmas holidays, my MIL made these amazing blueberry hotcakes. They were large, golden and puffy as well as moist and filling. Just a pat of butter and maple syrup was all it needed. Yumm-o! Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2010 at The Princess Gourmet
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Mar 16, 2010
Thank you Dramastyle.com for having all episodes intact up to the present for TWWSWTM (The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry)! All links are working, the quality of the drama is excellent and the subbing good. The English-subbed episodes are under the alternate title, "Still, Marry Me" which only go up to Episode 11, however, if you are fluent in Korean, you are in luck! Under the original title "The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry", you can view up to Episode 14. Sigh! I'm learning Korean but not fast enough! This past weekend was the first weekend in which... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2010 at Drama Princess
Wow, I am really behind on my blogging! It's not for my lack of having anything to say or share; I've just been busy! I thought I would do a quick post of where I am at in my Asian-drama-filled world so many apologies for being absent. I'll try and do better! I am currently watching The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry (Kim Beom, Park Jin Hee), a light-hearted romantic comedy (I believe it's slated for 16 episodes). I'm loving the theme of this drama, such a departure from some of the others I've been watching. Older woman (in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2010 at Drama Princess
My apologies for being absent. I have so much to share and since my last post, have been caught up with year-end activities associated with my full-time job! Unfortunately, the paying job is my priority, the blog secondary, but my 2010 New Year's resolution will be to post regularly. Well, at least try too... I have so much to share and you'll probably see a surge of posts in the next few days. That's because I'm on vacation at the moment (I'm in Las Vegas celebrating Christmas with the in-laws) and I have some free time on my hands. Happy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2009 at The Princess Gourmet
My favorite K-drama site, DramaFever, recently added "Star's Lover" to its growing library of Korean dramas. The last K-drama that I had completed in its entirety was "Goong" and I had told myself that I would give myself a break on romantic comedies/dramas and check out a different genre. After perusing a view sites and reading numerous drama summaries, I settled on "Iris". Iris had been generating a lot of buzz and after watching the first episode, I was totally hooked. In a lot of ways, it reminded me of "The Bourne Identity" and "Mission Impossible". I was thoroughly enjoying... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2009 at Drama Princess
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I joined the Parent Association of University of California Riverside and the first meeting of the school year was held last weekend (Saturday, November 7). I wasn't too thrilled about having to get up early on a Saturday morning to make the hour plus drive to Riverside for a three hour meeting. That being said, it was worth it because after the meeting, I would be seeing my youngest son Nick who is a Freshman at UC Riverside. I knew I wouldn't see Nick again until Thanksgiving so I was really looking forward to our visit. I made the solo... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2009 at The Princess Gourmet
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I'm a big fan of "The Next Food Network Star" on the Food Network. I've even considered auditioning for the show but couldn't decide on a culinary point of view (my POV is all over the map). Last season boasted an eclectic group of talented chefs, one of them being Debbie Lee, a Korean American whose vision was to have a show on the Food Network called "Seoul to Soul". As I watched each episode during Season 6, I was impressed with Debbie's creations and thought her to be inventive with marrying both the tastes of Korean and American cuisine.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2009 at The Princess Gourmet
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Goong was enjoyable from start to finish. It was a bit slow in some areas and it annoyed me when the characters, when confronted, wouldn't speak up and readily defend themselves (and perhaps this is expected of the Korean culture that you don't react and to hold your tongue). Each character could have set things straight right at the onset instead of dragging it out and having the truth eventually reveal itself. But for the most part, it was a charming fairy tale, well acted and left me wanting more at the end of the series (and no, not in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2009 at Drama Princess