Monday, September 30, 2019
I remembered to get the Double Chocolate Chip Fudge cupcake while it's still available this month at Georgetown Cupcake - better late then never, haha :o)
The cupcake consists of a "Valrhona chocolate cupcake studded with Callebaut chocolate chips, filled with fudge, and topped with a Callebaut milk chocolate buttercream frosting, fudge lattice drizzle, and a sprinkling of Callebaut chocolate chips". Maybe the cupcake should've been called the super duper extra chocolate cupcake instead - so many different chocolate flavors in one cupcake! It's a really delicious combination of chocolate in all forms and textures, perfect for any chocolate lovers. I also picked up a Cookies and Creme Cheesecake as well, which is not quite as chocolate-filled but still super tasty. Both of these flavors are September menu items, but I hope they come back again another time!
Friday, September 27, 2019
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
I love seeing the new menu items that come out Jinya Ramen Bar throughout the year, and this current Chef's Special is no exception! This Spicy Meatball Ramen consists of: "Chicken clear broth, meatballs, corn, green onion, cabbage, cherry tomato, butter, and original tomato sauce in the broth with chili oil".
I'll be honest, it kind of sounded like a lot going on when I first saw the menu, and I especially wasn't sure about the tomato broth. However as soon as I started eating it, I really enjoyed it! All of the different components really added a ton of flavor and texture to the dish, and the tomato broth was much better than I expected. The default thick noodles that come in this dish are great as well - there's a lot going on up top here and the noodles definitely stand up to the other ingredients. It was a delicious bowl of ramen with a unique twist - I would definitely recommend trying it out while it's available:o)
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Monday, September 23, 2019
Happy first day of fall everyone! While I've been enjoying seeing a lot of fall-themed items in stores for a few weeks now, I was still really happy to see this pumpkin spice latte-themed throw blanket at TJMaxx!
I thought it was so cute with the little mugs and pumpkin pie designs on the super soft throw. It's a little different from the Halloween and pumpkin designs that are out in stores - perfect for anyone that's obsessed with pumpkin drinks like I am!
Friday, September 20, 2019
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Ever since I started following Smoko on Instagram a while back, I've been obsessed with their cute and fun products! I first got the little dumpling lamp, which gives off a gentle glow while being super cute and squishy. I recently got two more items that I had ordered a while ago - a dumpling mug and toast mug! The dumpling mug has the same dumpling character in various drawings, which remind me of the delicious soup dumplings at Din Tai Fung :o) The toast mug is slightly smaller and square, like a thick piece of toast (with a face on it, haha) If you're also a fan of food/cute themed items (or know someone that would love them as a gift), be sure to check out all of the fun items that Smoko offers!
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Monday, September 16, 2019
I was very happy to see some pumpkin items trickling in to my local Trader Joe's the other day! While I don't think it's full on pumpkin mode all over the store just yet, there's already a good amount of fun new products to check out! I'll definitely have to increase my visits over the next few weeks to make sure I don't miss anything, haha :o)
Friday, September 13, 2019
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Monday, September 9, 2019
I know that I've already been celebrating everything fall and pumpkins, but how cute is this summer themed Hello Kitty collection at World Market? I had to take a closer look around the display when I saw this Omatsuri (Japanese festival) theme - so many cute items!
I really like that there are so many different items, like mugs, enamel pins, bento boxes, notepads just to name a few. I would love to know who is buying this enormous Hello Kitty cookie jar, where part of the head pops off to fill with cookies, haha!
Friday, September 6, 2019
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
While it's still technically summer, September to me always feels like the start of fall because of all the fun fall goodies that start to come out. I saw these Pumpkin Spice Madeleines at Starbucks and had to try them out.
Even though I didn't get an overwhelming pumpkin spice taste from these, just a nice hint of spice in each bite. If you like trying pumpkin items I would definitely recommend giving these a try while they're available. The little cakes are the perfect snack with coffee or tea!