Sunday, September 22, 2013

Great Gals, Great Food

Great company and great food.  What more can you ask for?  These ladies are the kindest, sweetest people in the world and I feel so fortunate to call them friends :)

Jean, Ping, Me, E, Elle, and Cee
BIG thanks to Ping for organizing everything, introducing us to the most delicious foods, and making all the reservations!  You're the BEST!

E giving us the eye

 E with her new "jie jie" friends

Cee, Me, Aubs, and Sydney

 Adding a jump here because I want to share too many pics - see more below.

On our way to Hog Island Oysters for some Clam Chowder, Grilled Cheese and Oysters - such beautiful scenery!

Dinner at Hot Pot Garden:
Yumminess at Hot Pot Garden
Per Ping's suggestion, we went with Spicy Miso and Tonkotsu soup bases - they were SUPERB!  I'm a bit broth crazy and both of these passed with flying colors.  For our "dip", we combined the table condiments of minced garlic, cilantro, and scallions into ponzu sauce.

All you can eat shrimp, pork belly, wagyu beef, fish fillets, chicken, spam, rib eye, various dumplings, veggies, and noodles (fresh ramen, vermicelli, udon).  The noodles were so delicious from soaking up the broth flavors!

For brunch, we headed for B Star Bar:
Banana Milkshake with honey, cinnamon, and dates

 Salmon Ochazuke
Salmon, fried rice (w/ yummy crispy bits), poached egg and green tea broth.  The flavors come together beautifully once mixed.

Tuna Don
Seared Tuna over gingered rice with eggs and avocado

Pork Tocino 
Grilled pork, eggs, and garlic fried rice 

Fantastic weekend all around!  Hope everyone had a good one as well!


  1. SO fun!! it looks like you all had such a wonderful time!! great crew indeed! you all look fantastic too!! <3 xo

  2. Looks like you ladies had an amazing time! So jealous of all that delicious food you ate. <3

  3. it was so much fun hanging out as always! thanks for the sweet and thoughtful present! we love shabu, so let me know when u're in the area and want to go!

  4. Omg! All my favorite inspirational petite bloggers together! That is so amazing how you gals became good friends through the journey of finding style and clothes that fit! Ive enjoyed seeing how everyone has progressed :) and E is growing so fast... She almost fit in with the petite ladies :)

    1. I know! I never expected anyone to even look at my blog, let alone make friends through it. I'm very glad I did though :)

      And lol, E really is getting big! Seems especially apparent when being held by Jean and Ping.

  5. oh your daughter is soooo cute!!! i love jean's surprised expression haha

    glad you were all able to enjoy good food and good weather in the bay area!

    1. Aww, thank you! LOL, E was really giving her quite the eye - it was hilarious!

  6. So cool you all had a girls day!! Awesome bc you're all from different parts of country!

    1. Thanks Lisa! I loved being able to get together with all these ladies :)

  7. Absolutely LOVE the second picture!! That was great that everyone was able to organize a weekend to get together! Vegas is calling you guys here next. :) :)

  8. It was so, so much fun to meet you, S (and your fam)! Love all these photos, even the one where I'm looking at the wrong camera lol.

    1. HAHA, I think I'm looking in the wrong camera too :) Loved meeting you finally and hope to have many more get togethers!

  9. Aahh, some of my favourite bloggers all together! I'm sure you guys had tons of fun!

  10. This looks delicious :) Great that you could meet up with friends for food ;) My fave blogging ppl are all right there!


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