Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Saigon Pearl - Irvine, CA

Saigon Pearl
2750 Alton Pkwy, Suite 121
Irvine, CA 92606

Went here a few weeks ago with some old friends from high school (Patrick, Ishii, and Kathleen) and new friends of theirs. Good times.

Oohhh, pho. How I crave you. I'm afraid I'm going to crave you more now that the weather is cooling down.

Way pretty:

Spring rolls with that fantastic peanut sauce:

Cool shopping center in Irvine. Asian food heaven.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Pumpkin Ice Cream at Han's Homemade Ice Cream - Santa Ana, CA

Han's Homemade Ice Cream & Deli
3640 South Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704

Kristine and I had homemade ice cream here in response to a recommendation from Erin. Fortunately, we had some time after presenting our posters at a research conference in Costa Mesa. Yum. I didn't take a picture of Kristine's double-scoop waffle cone because we had to hit the road immediately so that I could attend a research team meeting on time, but we both enjoyed our flavors. I was happy that this pumpkin ice cream was made of real pumpkin. I was a little sad for not being able to try the other flavors because I wasn't really in the pumpkin mood (shocking!), but I couldn't resist trying ice cream made of real pumpkin! It definitely tasted good, and somehow it didn't melt completely during the almost-hour-long drive back to Riverside.

Here is a sample of their flavors: