Breakfast (11:30 a.m.): I know, I know, it’s just an excuse but I really did have three, back-to-back-to-back meetings this morning and just couldn’t find the time to eat until almost noon. I was so famished by this time that I just grabbed the chocolate brownie bar that I had on the table (thank you, Saori, for this and other yummy gifts). Why is it so hard for me to eat early in the morning?
Lunch (2:00 p.m.): My 2:00 p.m. meeting got pushed back 30 minutes so I quickly made hiyamugi with homemade zipping sauce / soup and slurped it during the break. This dipping sauce is what my mother makes for hiyamugi and somen. It’s cooked eggplants in a dashi and soy sauce-flavored soup. It’s absolutely incredible.
Dinner (8:00 p.m.): Kevin and I went to a neighorhood Korean market to pick up food for tomorrow’s shabu shabu dinner that we’re hosting for Tiffany, Shannon, Raf, and Rosco (yes, Sco the dog!). We picked up several packs of sliced pork and beef, and vegetables.
We stopped by Subway on the way back and ate the sandwiches at home because we didn’t have the energy to cook anything after grocery shopping. I had my usual foot-long veggie delight on wheat bread (no mayo or cheese). I also had a cup of French Rose Tea from The Boba Truck! that Kevin got for me in the afternoon.
The Boba Truck! makes the best boba tea imaginable. Every order is made to order, using only the premium tea leaves. My favorites are French Rose Black Tea and Lavender Black Tea, both with perfectly-cooked boba. They are both excellent served hot or cold.
These photos are from my previous visit to The Boba Truck! but thought I would post them here. If you’re not into chasing the truck, you can pick up its teas and other heavenly beverages at Filipino food extraordinaire White Rabbit Fusion Cafe in Canoga Park. When you’re at the cafe, make sure to pick up its Filipino-style spaghetti with meat sauce. It’s ridiculous. Just ridiculous! I salivate just thinking about it.
By the way, I should mention that Kevin is good friends with the amazing people behind The Boba Truck! and White Rabbit … but that’s not the reason why I rave about these places. I’m not getting paid for writing positive reviews about them here or anywhere! Check them out for yourself and you’ll know why I’m crazy about them!
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White Rabbit Fusion Café
8316 Winnetka Ave., Canoga Park, CA 91306