Grilled Pork Chop with Broken Rice

I love the Grilled Pork Chops with Broken Rice at Pho Quyen. I’ve only tried 2 places to order this dish in the Tampa Bay area. But to be honest, I don’t have to try any more as they have the best grilled pork chops served with rice in the area. If I may also add that their side dish, pickled radish, is also delicious! (File photo was taken back in March 29, 2018)

When we lived in Tampa, I used to order this for take out a lot. But when we moved to Clearwater, it was a bit of a drive for me. So I had to try out another place for this dish. But I haven’t ordered from that place again. I still find the Grilled Pork Chops from Pho Quyen much better.

ASL (Clearwater, FL)

Pho Quyen
Address: 8404 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33615

Phone: (813) 885-9424

Spa Sudeva Discount Link

Hey guys! I’ve only tried out this place twice.  I had a relaxing time at this spa on both occasions.  If you’re like me that you don’t like trying out places without reading something about it, then here’s your queue.  Go ahead and try out this place.  But before you do, make sure you try to use the referral link because it will give you a $10 off on your appointment.  In addition to you getting some discount, I’ll also be able to get a little bit of credit towards my future appointment.   So if you do use the link, then I want to thank you in advance in helping me get some thrive time.

Claim offer or discount by going to this referral link: http://frd12.co/0qsDXI

Spa Sudeva 
Address:  2406 S Macdill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629
Phone:  (813) 837-4300

ASL 12.28.19 (Clearwater, FL)

Kimchi Noodle Soup

This is one of my favorite instant Korean noodles, Kimchi Noodle Soup.

You can cook this how you would cook instant noodles as directed on the packet’s instructions. But here’s how I do it:

  • Cook the noodles as directed on the instructions; while the it’s boiling and just before the noodles are about to be fully cooked, add a raw egg. Don’t stir the raw egg. Just poach the egg.
  • Serve in a big bowl with a small bowl of kimchi on the side
  • Break the poached egg and start eating
  • For the kimchi, you may choose to eat it on the side or add some in the soup — it’s really much more delicious that way.

Spicy level is very low compared to the Shin Ramyun. The soup definitely taste like kimchi. It’s good to have in the pantry for those late nights midnight snack.

ASL 11.23.19 (Clearwater, FL)

Feed Me Chris

I am loving my Feed Me Chris shirt!

What’s the story behind this? You may ask. As everyone may have figured by now – I love to eat. There’s a really sweet story behind this shirt.

About almost a decade ago, my now husband asked for my hand in marriage from my parents. In this conversation, my mom has given Chris a very good advice. “To keep Ainee happy, all you have to do is feed her.” Chris has never forgotten those words. He only shared this advice once we were already a few months in our marriage. Over the years, I would joke around and say “Feed me, Seymour” just like how the monster plant, Audrey II, would say in the movie Little Shop of Horrors. Eventually other people have learned about this – our whole “Feed me, Seymour. Feed me, Chris.” So it wasn’t a surprise when I was given a shirt that says “Feed Me Chris.” Thank you to that person, by the way! As I truly love this shirt!

Hubby still continues to keep me happy by feeding me all the good food that he cooks and prepares. You may even see some of his cooking posted here. He truly makes life a life long happy food trip. Thank you Chris for being my best friend, love of my life, life partner and awesome husband. Please don’t stop feeding me.

ASL 11.19.19 (Clearwater, FL)

Veterans Day 2019

Happy Veterans Day to all who have served the US Military. Thank you! It is because of your sacrifice that our country is the home of the free because of the brave.

We surprised our favorite veteran, my dear husband, Chris. He is a US Navy veteran. We are so proud of him!

I prepared a simple food selection to celebrate this day. I decorated a bit to make it a bit festive.

Thank you again to all who have served and to all who are currently serving in the US military. We are very grateful for your sacrifice and service. May God bless you!

ASL 11.11.19 (Clearwater, FL)

I got my Hello Kitty e-mail account back

For the longest time, my Hello Kitty e-mail account was locked out, as many other subscribers have also experienced. We kept checking and checking for months and months. Only to hear them say, that they are still working on it. We don’t really know what happened. It was just one day we couldn’t access our e-mail account anymore. It kept giving me an error message and telling me to agree to the terms of agreement to be able to create the email account.

It went on for months. I, somehow, forgot about it and just ready to give up. Today, I was going through my stuff online and thought about my old Hello Kitty e-mail. I tried to log in. I had expected the same error message. What do you know, I got the same error message. No shocker there. Click on the check box to let the system know that I’m not a robot and agree on the terms agreement. Then, I see spinning wheel. “Hmm, I’ve seen this before.” I already know this, it’s just going to keep doing that and then tell me the same error again. And then something happened, I see something I’ve never seen you before. I didn’t recognize it right away. The inbox now has an updated look. It no longer looks like the basic html format that it used to be. I was so excited to be in. But told myself that this might not be right. So I tried to send an email from my Hello Kitty account to see if it can receive an email. A new message to my other inbox came in with the title: Test Email. “Good, it worked.” I told myself. Now let me try sending one to my Hello Kitty e-mail, same title same message. Moments later, I received the needed e-mail. “Great, it’s back!” That’s when I finally confirmed that I now have my favorite e-mail address back.

If you are interested to register a Hello Kitty e-mail account, then go to http://www.sanriotown.com and choose the e-mail address that you would like to have. There are other options, other than hellokitty.com; there is also mymelody.com and kuririnmail.com. Happy registering!

ASL 11.10.19 (Clearwater, FL)

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