Coveted Pickapeppa Flavor

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“Coveted Red Sauce” Torrance, 2023

Many people are familiar with the original Pickapeppa flavor, but the hot pepper flavor is my favorite. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find these days, so when I saw it in my mom’s pantry, I had to have some. If anyone sees the hot pepper flavor, please buy some for me! Willing to drive hours for it.

Ramen Lunch

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“Spicy Shio Ramen” Gardena, 2023

Today I enjoyed a big bowl of ramen at Jidaiya. It was delicious! I was going to meet a friend here, but at the last moment, he had to reschedule for Friday. Since I had already arrived at the parking lot, I figured I would just go ahead and eat. I love ramen so much, I won’t mind coming back in a couple days.

Brunch Beverages

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“Mimosas” Manhattan Beach, 2023

Today, we had a long and leisurely brunch with my extended family at The Rockefeller. It was a blast sipping mimosas with my siblings, their spouses, my mom, and my niece and nephew. It was the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Essential Sauces

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“Essentials” Cedar Park, 2023

My medicine bag (which Mariko calls my “obaachan bag”) has things like band-aids, ibuprofen, pepto-bismol, etc. But I also carry some other essentials, like tea bags and also some hot sauce packs. You never know when you need to spice up some food!