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Ice Cream Pedicure

Today I stumbled upon this awesome company who makes pampering products fun!!!

What you’re seeing above isn’t the Really ice-cream, they are luxurious bath bombs for pedicures!! Aren’t they cool? Besides ice-cream bath bombs, Me! bath also has body icings and Ice Cream Sandwich callous treatment! All of their products are fat free and awesome!! Makes me happy just looking at the products 🙂 I can’t wait till my shipment comes so that I can pamper my clients even more.^-^

Some of you may know by reading my blog that I have an obsession for things that look like real food. Think it all started when I first laid my eyes on a display of crepes in Japan!

Lots of yummy (fake) food

From appetizers to main course, sushi to dessert. All of the hand crafted works of art looks nothing artificial at all. I really want to travel back to Japan and take some classes and learn how it is made♥

Thanks for reading! Till next time ♥

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Posted by on June 24, 2011 in Blog

 

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6 Most Common Back Handed Compliments

I read a few articles pointing fingers at Barbie for the cause of eating disorders, and Matel is being sued. I know it can’t solely be Matel’s fault,  so I did some research on how eating disorders really get started and it’s pretty interesting.

“There is no single cause for eating disorders. Although concerns about weight and body shape play a role in all eating disorders, the actual cause of these disorders appear to result from many factors, including cultural and family pressures and emotional and personality disorders. Genetics and biologic factors may also play a role.”- University of Maryland

Cultural & family pressures plays a huge role in the cause of eating disorders 

I lived in Hong Kong till I was a teenager and without a doubt it is an amazing city. Its superior sense of trend, food you crave and glorious scenery will definitely make you want to visit over and over again. However the longer I was there, I notice something. I noticed many of the locals’ conversation starters were a bit offensive in my opinion, and it could be one of the main causes of eating disorders, stress and high suicide rates in Asia. Here are some examples:

  • “Long time no see! You’ve gone fatter 🙂 “
  • “Nice bag 😀 ! Is that fake? It looks fake 😀 “
  • “So skinny 😀 ! You’re husband doesn’t feed you? :D”
  • “It’s been a long time! *Hug* You look so much older! Look at all them fish-tail lines next to your eyes :D”
  • “Waaa! You must be making lots of money! Look how fat you are :D”
  • “Looking good, but I think my son is much taller than you :D”

I love Hong Kong and would love to stay, but it’s these back handed, unexpected insult-greets that I can never get used to. It’s messed up and it’s annoying after a while.

Growing up is as stressful as it is. We shouldn’t  make it even harder.

I want people to be able to have the same opportunity to live in a more positive environment! I want this silly culture to stop. I want us to appreciate ourselves more and eliminate the insecurities we have within.

I need your help to spread the positive energy. I started to give 1 compliment a day. Find something good within a person you encounter, and appreciate them by a compliment 🙂 A little good goes a long way.  Thank you so much for reading, and together we can make a difference. May no one have to suffer anymore ♥


 
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Posted by on June 23, 2011 in Blog

 

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Harry Potter Fan Must see- HP Wand Chopsticks!

I think my best friend and cousin would love this 😀 What great way to show off at lunch~!

Wingardiumleviosa~!

 
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Posted by on June 22, 2011 in Blog

 

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Hungry For Nummy Phone Case

I’ve always been a fan of making miniature/ artificial foods~I love it because I can eat it over and over again just by looking at them and not have to gain the calories haha~ Cute?

Kinda wish they weren’t $60 :c

 
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Posted by on June 21, 2011 in Blog

 

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United States Vs Canada

Some ask me “How is the States Miss Kristy?”, I answer “Good, thank you.” However the truth is still yet to be told, please keep reading..

I’ve been extremely home sick since the move to the United States. The US is a great country don’t get me wrong, but when you’re homesick, your perspective on things really change.

The first week of married life & living in the States:

“Not bad not bad, I can’t don’t have to work, I stay home and watch TV all day, think I can get used to this!”

After the first month:

Honey… this is the third time I’ve seen this episode…. when is the green card here? I want to work already…

Then to the point where I’m just down right…sad :

Fall  is so much prettier in Canada…

What a lonely Christmas.. I miss my family.. and the turkey 😦

Then to this:

I hate it here…!!

On Moving:

I think the worse part of moving to another country, is not knowing when you will visit “home” again. Constantly missing home, missing your friends & family, causing you to miss out on enjoying yourself in the new place you’re in. I’m just speaking for myself…  I’m in denial, I’m rejecting the fact my home is now Chicago, not Edmonton (Canada). *sigh*..Know what, my home should be where me and my loving hubby is. It’s going to take some time for me to adjust to the new life here, I hope that if you one day have to move away, you won’t have the same troubled feelings as me.

Next time, I am going to post pictures of some crazy things I did in Canada. Thank you for reading:)

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Posted by on April 7, 2011 in Blog

 

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I know where to get the best sushi in Chicago

Found the perfect sushi joint! Na-nanana-na!

Our family loves Japanese food, we try out new restaurants every week. Every week, hoping to find a place that knows how to make good sushi. Sushi may seem simple to prepare, it is really hard to perfect. Most important of all in having sushi, is the quality and freshness of their product.

Watch out

I can’t speak for other areas in the US, but here in Naperville, IL we have over 30 establishments that offers sushi. However, out of how many of the restaurants knows how to properly prepare sashimi? Did you know fish that have not been properly prepare contains parasites? Not good. Picking the right place to dine is really important. Anyways, here’s my best sushi experience at:

Sushi by Chef Soon

Spring Spider- Deep fried soft-shell crab, asparagus and mixed greens wrapped with mamenori and cucumber sheet, served with citrus soy

Comments: Very refreshing and creative! Love the no rice concept.

King Crab Sunomono- wrapped with cucumber sheet  and served in sweet mirin vinaigrette

Comments: Similar to the Spring Spider, very refreshing and appetizing! Lovely start to a meal.

Assorted Sashimi

Comments: FRESH FRESH FRESH!!!!!

Assorted Sushi

Comments:  Rice/Sashimi ratio was perfect!!!

Millennium Maki

Shrimp tempura with cream cheese, cucumber, masago, avocado and spicy chili sauce rolled in crunch, drizzled with creamy wasabi and unagi sauce

Comments: This is a must have! Definitely one of my favorites.

Black Dragon

Eel over spicy scallop and topped with black tobiko

Comments: A bit on the sweet side at first, but it balances very well with the spicy scallop.

Chirashi  

Assorted fresh cuts of fish over sushi rice and  served with Japanese picked veggies

Comments: A++ for the plating! I especially enjoy the ika & tobiko which are playfully bundled together (the white roll with orange little beads). Delightful!

What would make it even better for me is to have had Tamago in it.

Red Dragon

Fresh tuna over soft-shell crab

Comments:You can definitely order this as an appetizer. The tangy ponzu sauce gives succulent flavors and makes your mouth water.


BEST DISH OF THE NIGHTCrunchy Melt

Melted mozzarella cheese over shrimp tempura, tempura crunch and cream cheese, drizzled with unagi sauce

Comments:  Creamy & Chewy on the outside, Hot & Crunchy in the middle! Best Dish Of The Night!! Tastes Like Heaven!! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

My Wrap Up

Chef Soon is so talented! You can tell he prepares his creations with care and passion through the taste of the food, it is like no other. Every dish is fabulously plated,  I would absolutely give a 100%. Hands down the best sushi experience I have ever had! I highly recommend you to dine here, it is so worth the drive.

Address:
1600 Maple Ave Ste C Lisle, IL 60532
Lisle IL 60532 USA
Hours of operation:
Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30 am – 2:30 pmDinner: Mon – Sat. 4 30 pm – 10 pm. 

Closed on Sunday

Phone:
(630) 515-0033

http://www.sushibychefsoon.com/

Menu

APPETIZERS

FROM THE SUSHI BAR

Seven Spiced Ahi                                                                                                                        $9

Chopped bigeye tuna marinated with seven spices, stacked on buttered crispy rice, garnished with thin slices of jalapeños

Oven Baked Sake Roulade                                                                                                       $9

Chopped scallop, crabmeat, shrimp and scallion mixed with spiced mayo, rolled up with slices of fresh salmon, oven baked topped with chili tobiko served with house made unagi sauce

Unagi Spring Roll                                                                                                                      $10

Fresh water eel, asparagus, cucumber, avocado and fresh spring greens wrapped in mamenori and rice paper served with sesame dressing

Maui Tartare                                                                                                                               $10

Tartare of fresh tuna and yellowtail mixed with chives, minced garlic, black and orange tobiko served in citrus seven spiced aioli sauce

Hirame and Sea Urchin Roulade                                                                                       $10

Sea urchin rolled up with thin slices of fluke served with chives, chili daikon radish and splashed with citrus soy

Filo Wrapped Ahi                                                                                                                       $9

Spicy tuna and cream cheese with avocado wrapped with filo dough and deep fried, served with creamy wasabi and unagi sauce

Sunomono

Your choice wrapped with cucumber sheet  and served in sweet mirin vinaigrette

Octopus

$8

Shrimp

$8

KingCrab

$10

Combination

$12

Oyster Shooter                                                                                                                              $5

Fresh oyster in sake ponzu sauce served with quail egg and a hint of chili and chives

Uni Shooter                                                                                                                                    $7

Fresh sea urchin in sparkling wine served with quail egg and a slice of lemon

Tuna Sample                                                                                                                               $14

Samples of all the different fresh tuna available served as sashimi

Shiro Ahi Carpaccio.                                                                                                               $10

Thin slices of flash seared, sesame and pepper encrusted super white tuna in citrus soy served on a bed of spring greens

Dynamite                                                                                                                                        $9

Sushi rice wrapped with fresh salmon, oba and mamenori topped with chopped seven spice seasoned fresh scallop, shrimp and crabmeat, served in house ponzu sauce

Spring Spider                                                                                                                              $10

Deep fried soft-shell crab, asparagus and mixed greens wrapped with mamenori and cucumber sheet, served with citrus soy

Spring Blossom                                                                                                                          $11

Tuna, salmon S.W. tuna, asparagus and oba wrapped with mamenori served with sweet citrus vinaigrette

FROM KITCHEN

Soft-Shell Crab                                                                                                                           $10

Lightly floured & fried soft-shell crab served with ponzu sauce dipping sauce

Gyoza                                                                                                                                                $6

Pan fried pork dumpling served with spicy soy dipping sauce

Shumai                                                                                                                                            $6

Steamed shrimp dumpling served with citrus soy dipping sauce

Edamame                                                                                                                                        $4

Steamed soybeans in a pod

SALADS

House Salad                                                                                                                                   $5

Fresh spring greens served with a creamy ginger dressing

Wakame Salad                                                                                                                             $6

Marinated seaweed and cucumbers served with sweet mirin vinaigrette

Cucumber & Japanese Mint Salad                                                                                       $6

Thin slices of cucumber and Japanese mint leaves served with a creamy ginger dressing

Citrus Tuna and Avocado Salad                                                                                          $12

Diced fresh bigeye tuna and avocado with mixed greens served with a citrus garlic olive vinaigrette and garnished with shredded red radish

A  LA CARTE

Fatty Tuna (Otoro) M.P. Fresh Scallop (Hotate) $3
Blue Fin Tuna (Kuromaguro) M.P. Squid (Ika) $2.50
Tuna (Maguro) $3 Octopus (Tako) $2.50
Albacore Tuna (Binnega Maguro) $2.50 Tiger Shrimp (Ebi) $2.50
Super White Tuna(Shiro Maguro) $3 Sweet Shrimp (Ama-ebi) $4
Salmon (Namasake) $3 King Crab (Kani) $4
Smoked Salmon (Smoked Sake) $3 Surf Clam (Hokkigai) $2.50
Red Snapper (Madai) $3 Sea Urchin (Uni) $4
Fluke (Hirame) $2.50 Oyster (Kaki) $3
Fresh Yellow Tail (Hamachi) $3 Salmon Roe (Ikura) $3
Fatty Yellow Tail(Buri Toro) $3.50 Smelt Roe (Masago) $2.50
Fresh Water Eel (Unagi) $2.50 Black Tobiko (Black flying fish roe) $2.50
Sea Eel (Anago) $3 Wasabi Tobiko (Wasabi flavored flying fish roe) $2.50
Mackerel (Saba) $2.50 Chili Tobiko (Chili flavored flying fish roe) $2.50
Sweet Egg (Tamago) $2 Citrus Tobiko (Citrus flavored  flying fish roe) $2.50
Stop Light Tobiko (Wasabi, Citrus & Chili flavored flying fish roe) $3 Rainbow Tobiko (all 4 flavored flying fish roe) $3

SIGNATURE NIGIRI

**All served with chef’s special soy sauce**

Big Eye Tuna                                                                                                                            $3.50

Served with shitake mushrooms sautéed in butter and soy

Seared Tuna                                                                                                                            $3.50

Tuna marinated in garlic olive oil and seared

Zuke Salmon                                                                                                                           $3.50

Seared salmon marinated in house special sauce and served with enoki mushroom sautéed in white truffle oil

Yellowtail                                                                                                                                 $3.50

Served with banana peppers sautéed in butter

Madai                                                                                                                                         $3.50

Fresh Red Snapper from Japan served with chili daikon radish, chives and citrus soy

Mackerel                                                                                                                                         $3

Served with pickled red onion, grated ginger, chives and marinated white seaweed

Sweet Shrimp                                                                                                                          $4.50

Served with chives and garlic sautéed in butter
Seared Ika                                                                                                                                $4.50

Seared squid served over sea urchin with house soy

Kani                                                                                                                                             $4.50

King Crab served with butter lemon

CLASSIC MAKI

California $6 Tuna & Avocado $6
Yellow Fin Tuna $5 Yellow Tail & Scallion $5
Fatty Tuna & Scallion $8 Spicy Tuna $6
Shrimp Tempura $6 Spicy Salmon $6
Philadelphia $8 Soft-shell Crab $8
Fresh Water Eel $6 Crunch Salmon $8
Spicy Octopus $7 Calamari Tempura $6
Spicy Blue Crab $8 Spicy Crunch Roll $8
Salmon Skin Maki $6 Spicy Scallop $8
Choice of Vegetable Maki  $4(Cucumber, avocado, shitake mushroom, oshinko or kampyo)

SPECIALTY MAKI

White Dragon                                                                                                                             $13

Super white tuna over shrimp tempura

Black Dragon                                                                                                                               $13

Eel over spicy scallop and topped with black tobiko

Red Dragon                                                                                                                                   $13

Fresh tuna over soft-shell crab

Atlantic                                                                                                                                         $12

Spicy salmon over snow crab

Dragon                                                                                                                                           $13

Eel over shrimp tempura and topped with chili tobiko

Alaskan                                                                                                                                         $15

Spicy blue crab over king crab

Kamikaze                                                                                                                                      $13

Fresh tuna over spicy tuna

Octo                                                                                                                                                 $12

Spicy salmon over spicy octopus

Rainbow                                                                                                                                        $13

Assorted fish over California

Caterpillar                                                                                                                                   $13

Avocado over snow crab meat and shrimp tempura topped with black and red tobiko

Tataki Tuna                                                                                                                                $13

Seared spicy tuna over spicy tuna

Totoro Kani                                                                                                                                 $15

Spicy tuna over king crab meat

Smoky Bear                                                                                                                                  $13

Seared smoked salmon over shrimp tempura and cream cheese served with unagi sauce

California Sunset                                                                                                                      $14

Fresh salmon and salmon roe over snow crab meat served with sweet miso sauce

CHEF SOON’S SIGNATURE MAKI

Blu Coral Maki                                                                                                                            $15

Lightly battered spicy tuna and cream cheese with avocado, asparagus shrimp, wasabi tobiko and tempura crunch wrapped with mamenori, drizzled with creamy wasabi and unagi sauce

Salmon Obsession                                                                                                                     $15

Lightly battered spicy salmon and cream cheese with cucumber, avocado, crabmeat topped with fresh salmon and chili tobiko, drizzled with chili sauce

Ocean Drive                                                                                                                                 $15

Tuna, yellowtail, avocado, green bell peppers, cilantro and spicy masago mayo wrapped with mamenori, drizzled with chili oil and fresh lime juice

Millenium Maki

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2011 in Blog

 

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Inception is quite possible

First I’m going to tell you my dream.

My dream started at a old Chinese flat. I’m not really sure where I was, but the environment really reminds me of Hong Kong. Checkered floors, brown walls… kinda like the HK 70’s.

The dream started like this, this is where everyone was standing.

The floor

My grandma was sitting inside a bathtub full of water, with my auntie next to her. And my mom… she was in a cardboard made oven, with her toes towards me.

Grandma said: Close the door on her(My mom), it’s time. You have to do this.

But I know as soon as I shut the door, then the fire will turn on…

Me: But why grandma? Why? This is a mistake!

Grandma:” You just have to listen to us, it’s time!!” She exclaims while my auntie nodding and bathing grandma.

I was in such dilemma.. such agony.. such painful decision.. then I hear my mom say.. “Baby.. baby ? Mommy’s really scared.. I don’t want to watch myself burn, can you please close the door? Please, baby?”

“But I don’t want to.. momma I can’t”

“I really don’t want to watch myself burn baby, please close the door?”

I don’t know what on earth made me, but I closed the metal oven door *Click*.. I hear my mom saying “I love you baby… I love you so much..”

Me yelling back MOMMY!!!!!!……I love you forever mommy.. mommy!! I love you!!”

I went back to the room next door,

“I did it… *sniff sniff..*, I shut the door…”

“Why would you do that? How could you? We never said that!!! WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU?” Both yelling at me..

Then I woke up…

I woke up in tears with a broken heart, pain on my chest and guilt that I couldn’t bare.

I called her as soon as I woke up, thank goodness she’s ok.

It’s been 3 days now since the nightmare… and yet I still tear up when I talk about closing the oven door on my mom…

Just a thought, if we had the machines like the ones in the movie, Inception, people can really change the way other people think of- Anything

Like :

•Make a person believe you’re the girl/man of his/her dreams (All them dating sites can shut down!!)

•Getting people to quit drugs (So they can see and feel the painful future)

•Create less bitchy person (Hallelujah! We finally don’t have to kill our boss!)

What are your ways to change the world if you have the technology like that?

 
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Posted by on February 15, 2011 in Blog

 

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